Kellie Nightlinger talking to rehabilitator Gayle just before the release. I invited the public to take part in the momentous occasion. Disclaimer: The rescued raptors shown here were suffering from varied ailments. I rescued them as part of my professional duties. Please check with your individual state and the federal government for rules and regulations regarding raptor rescue. All raptors that I have rescued were turned over to a Federal and State Licensed Raptor Rehabilitation Center for their rehabilitation and release.