On April 9, a young Great Horned Owlet was found in a homeowner's driveway in Caroline County, Virginia. The homeowners took the owlet to a local veterinary clinic before the young bird was transferred to the Wildlife Center. In the days following its admission, Center staff worked with the homeowners to determine if adult Great Horned Owls were present and active in the area; it's always best to re-nest young raptors when possible since being raised in the wild by wild parents is always the best option. Dr. Karra's significant other, Patrick, traveled to Caroline County with the owlet in hopes of renesting; unfortunately, Patrick couldn't positively determine that there were active Great Horned Owls in the area.
The owlet was generally healthy at admission, and the rehabilitation staff reported that it was an excellent eater. The bird was gradually introduced to surrogate Papa G'Ho and fellow owlet #20-0154; the bird spent time in a crate in the presence of the other owlet. On April 21, owlet #20-0437 was moved to Flight Pen 3 with its new family.