About our site

Please understand that our site is new and in it’s developmental stage.  It order for this site to provide the absolute most for it’s viewers, it will continuously be updated.  We purposely intended to get it up ASAP, even before it was probably ready for “prime time” so that we could at least have an access available for any current rescue situation.  We thank you for your patience – and any input or suggestions you may like to propose.

Also, our personal thanks to Doug Peterson at Words4It.com, the nature blog for the Brighton millpond in Michigan, for his continued support and assistance in the development of this site!


Matthew Lyson


  1. I just wanted to THANK YOU again for taking the 7 ducking chip, churp, cheep, peep, squeak, pip & yelp. Yes we did name them in the few hours we had them. We know they are good negligible hands.

    • Hi Wendy, the ducklings that you brought to the sanctuary all grew up into beautiful birds and were set free at the Sanctuary. Whether or not they stayed is to difficult to tell, as we have dozens upon dozens of mallards that visit daily. I’m pretty sure there’re still around though. We finally did receive our 501(c)3 tax exempt status last month, and we began a Facebook page shortly thereafter. Please LIKE us at Michigan Duck Rescue on FB, and please be sure to tell all of your friends to LIKE us as well! Thanks!

  2. Good evening, I’m contacting you with sadness we have a beautiful domestic duck that I’m not sure we can keep . Unfortunately a young man brought my daughter a baby. Although he is older now a few months, he’s getting larger and I don’t think it’s fair to not give him the life he deserves. He got it from the farm, which I can’t even imagine why they would just give a talk to anyone it angers me. The stock is a beautiful dog it is kind of get some excited when we come to see him. He did have siblings at the farm and because he is away from them he sleeps in front of a mirror . I can tell he already loves us and my daughters adore him but like I said I’m hoping he can have a better life than what he has now . I’m wondering if ducks are open to accepting other ducks and if you have any space for him ? I contacted many places they don’t return my phone calls and I just want to make sure I find the right place for him . Thank you so much for your help

    • Sonya, I am going to assume that you no longer need my assistance as this is my third response (with no reply) to help you with your lone duck. Good luck, and if you need us in the future, please do not hesitate to call us at 248-446-2021, thanks, Matt.

  3. Hello,

    I am wondering if you allow people to adopt ducks? We had our pekin pass away unexpectedly and now we have an ancona who is alone. I’ve been looking for a second duck (we are limited to two) with no luck. We need to get a second before it gets too cold. Our Ancona is currently in the house but she can’t stay in the house long term.

    Any help would be appreciated.


  4. We are in need of a rescue for a swan that is injured and cannot fly. We live on Camp Lake, in Sparta Michigan. My husband has been keeping. Hole open in the ice for several weeks now, and feeding it as best as he can. We found a place who would take the swan, but they said we had to catch it, which of course we aren’t real comfortable doing. Your information was forwarded to us by a friend, who said you were able to help someone they knew, so we hoped it might be possible for your help here as well.

  5. Matt, you ask2who referrex us, and it was Celine Schmid, you helped Ahna Schmid with an injured goose.
    Thank you for all you do.

    • Hi Michelle, don’t remember if I responded before, but he is doing very well! He comes in every night with the rest of the flock.

    • HI Bob, SO sorry I missed your message. We can always use any thickness of plywood, preferably smooth on one side, 2×4’s, 2×6’s…up to 2×12’s. Thanks for your interest and thanks for following.

  6. We have a goose at red run golf club in royal oak that has an injured wing and has been left behind. Can you help and take him or her in ? Please let me know if possible and what is process. Thanks!!

  7. Hi Matthew, I currently reside in central Illinois. I have found 3 Pekin ducks and 3 Caygua (?) Ducks and possibly more domestic ducks abandoned in a city pond near my apartment. I am so worried about what they will do for the winter since they can’t fly and there is no safe place for them to take shelter. They sleep on some rocks in the middle of the pond where it is cold and windy, although safe from predators I think.

    Here are some pictures of the duck and their current home. http://imgur.com/a/HetTK
    I’m going to try and buy them some food from a pet store/tractor supply store. I really just want them to find a good home. I’m willing to drive to the Santuary and possible donate some money/supplies. I wish I could keep some but renting a small apartment as a college student this is not feasible.

    Thanks you so much for your time. You can call or text me at 217-766-3584.
    I think you’re doing really great work!

    • Hi Jamin, I have left you a few phone messages and a text, but have not heard back from you. Do you still need our assistance? You can reach us at 248-446-2021 Thanks.

  8. Matt, many thanks for taking in my Daisy on such short notice. We both knew she would not last the night due to a predator which killed her mate Duke. Thank-you for keeping me updated on her condition. I appreciate the picture. I really miss her, but I know she’s in good hands. How do I donate?

    • You can donate by sending a check to PO Box 701756 Plymouth, MI 48170 and please make it our to our organization. We also have paypal on this site. Thanks so much, Matt

  9. HI:

    I live in Kalamazoo Michigan and have about 100 ducks that are from WMU’s property showing up at my house every sundown for the deer’s whole corn. It is only a matter of time before one of them is injured and I will be stuck with them. Where or who should I contact in case this happens?

  10. I know of 2 male and 1 female Roen adult ducks that are in need of a home. Where are you located? I’m in Ionia, Michigan.

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