Bald eagle with lead poisoning getting care at Yakima bird sanctuary

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- An American bald eagle is at a local bird sanctuary, recovering from lead poisoning.

The eagle was found in Grant County. It's possible it swallowed a bullet while feeding on a carcass shot by a hunter.

There's a concern the bird is permanently poisoned. But the owner of the Raptor House already sees progress.

"The whole goal is to get him back and get him well," said Marsha Dalan. "And, since he's been here, he's now flying up to the higher perches, and he's slowly but surely gaining weight and gaining strength."

KIMA reported the theft of an owl from the Raptor House just last month. There are still no leads on his whereabouts. The sanctuary is offering a $2,500 reward for Sherman's safe return.