As you can imagine, animal sanctuaries must have some pretty wild stories involving animal rescues. Everything from exotic pets brought in to dangerous animals captured on the street, they’ve probably seen it all.
But, for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, they’ve got a story that beats them all. Because last month, a baby bird was brought into their sanctuary by most “unusual” means. That’s right; their latest patient arrived via Uber.
One day, Tim Crowley was drinking at a bar with his friends, doing what he dubs as “day drinking.” They were having a few beers outside enjoying the beautiful weather when something strange happened. A tiny bird fell from the sky.
Tim knew right away that it needed help, so he snapped a photo and sent it to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Nothern Utah. They instructed him to bring it in immediately. However, Tim was in no condition to drive a car, so he and his friends came up with a brilliant plan.
“At first it was a joke, like, ‘Hey, maybe we should just call Uber!’” he said. “Then we were like, ‘No, really. Why not? We’re paying them.’”
The first Uber they called refused to take the bird, but the second driver accepted their feathered fare. And, so the bird arrived at the sanctuary in style via an Uber, with no human in tow. Thankfully, the bird, now nicknamed “Petey Uber,” is doing much better.
“Thank you to the rescuer who helped this little one get the care it needed in a timely manner and thank you for keeping yourself safe and others on the road safe as well,” the center wrote on Facebook.
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