An injured owl was transported to Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation for treatment after the animal was hit by a car in Bannockburn early Saturday morning. | Provided Photo

Wildlife rehabilitation officials are hopeful an owl will make a full recovery after he was struck by a vehicle and injured in Bannockburn overnight.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation that they were contacted early Saturday morning about the incident.

The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.

A Northern Saw-whet Owl was struck by a car around midnight in Bannockburn.

A Bannockburn police officer responded and rescued the owl, which suffered injuries, the organization said.

The officer dropped the owl off at Veterinary Specialty Center in Bannockburn.

Flink Creek Wildlife responded to the veterinary center around 2 a.m. and picked up the owl so it could provide immediate care.

The organization said the owl was looking better Saturday morning. He suffered head trauma and an injury to his right eye.

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“Fingers crossed that he will make a full recovery!” the organization said, calling the owl “adorable.”