This sequence of photos from the Houston Post Collection (RGD0006N-1962-6086) was taken on November 12, 1962. How those rascals got Sammy in the first place I do not know but they certainly seem to be treating him with a great deal of care:
I’m not completely sure where they are in this last picture. Those pipes make me think that somewhere in the RMC basement might be a good guess but I don’t know how they could get that big owl down the stairs. Anybody?