She found a spare cardboard box and "stabbed a ton of holes in it" with a screwdriver, then added grass, twigs and a shredded paper towel to make the bird feel more at home. She closed the box, brought it inside and placed it in a room where her cat wouldn't be able to get to it.
In addition to her cat, Milton also has three snakes and a parakeet.
The next day, she woke up and was thrilled to see that the bird had survived the night.
"When I took him outside and opened the lid, he didn't immediately move, so I tried to see if he'd hop on my finger," Milton explained. "The moment he flew away I was so freaking happy I squealed!"