A long eared owl perched on a snowy tree branch.

Recently, Assured’s very own Vice President Barry Beck and technician Paul Abbatantuono went above-and-beyond to live up to Assured’s commitment to responsible, sustainable environment control… and found themselves in the news for their efforts!

While responding to a call on Friday, December 29, Barry and Paul happened to find an injured Long-eared owl. The poor thing was lying on the 14th floor of the midtown Manhattan building the two men were treating. Experts believe the owl likely suffered a concussion after colliding with one of the building’s windows.

Luckily, Barry and Paul knew exactly what to do. They wrapped the injured owl in a jacket and took the subway straight to the Wild Bird Fund. The pros at the Wild Bird Fund treated the owl with anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotic eye drops. The owl recovered from her injuries over the course of the weekend. Finally, the Fund successfully re-released her into Central Park on New Year’s Day, under the light of the supermoon.

You can read the full New York Daily News story here. We’re couldn’t be prouder of Barry and Paul for setting a great example of what it means to be responsible pest control professionals. We’re sure the owl is pretty thankful, too. Great work, guys!