Little Mama Sabastopol

Just a quick post to let you all know that we are still alive and rescuing like crazy.  I received a text last night from Laura, who informed us of an abandoned Domestic goose left by some idiot to fend for herself at a very unsafe area in Dundee, MI.  Once Theresa and I arrived […]

Prayers for Kaylee

This is a post that I needed to put ahead of all of the (many) others, because this angel girl needs prayers ASAP.  Kaylee, named after the girl who drove almost two hours from Kalamazoo to bring her to us, who bitten by a dog while she roamed freely around (and not IN) her property.  Apparently there […]

Flynn’s second chance!

This morning our friends, Angie and her daughter Kaitlyn, who sometimes help us out on rescues in the downriver area, brought us a handsome Rouen drake that they were able to capture at a local ‘dumping ground’ in Taylor. It was at Heritage Park, a beautiful area that we had mentioned in previous posts, because […]

Swans like salad too!

I always like to thank Kroger now and then for providing fresh produce for our entire flock. Since the pond has just ‘sprung’ into spring, vegetation is sparse, so with the daily influx of donated greens, even our three beautiful swans get their much need doses of vitamins A and C. Maggie (actually a boy), […]

NOT an Easter gift!

Sadly, the vicious cycle continues, as it does, and will continue to do, until common sense and responsibility become mainstream once again. However, our ‘calls’ are just beginning for this new season, and the same old stories continue to be retold, year after year after year! It truly saddens me to continue to repost this […]

Happy 18th Birthday, Ducky!

Around this time, 18 years ago, a little ducky hatched into this world, and she was appropriately named, Ducky. To our blessing, just under a year ago, we were so happy to have Ducky become a loving member of our family, never really knowing just how long we might be able to enjoy her sweet […]

Maxie, Blue and JJ too!

Maxie (aka. Max), our Green wing Macaw, was finally able to start spending time downstairs with her brothers, all 11. She was rescued 12/2/15, and had plucked all of her belly and back feathers due to circumstances from her previous owners. She continues to grow back and pluck new feathers, but not as much. We […]

Victoria and Valentino

These two sweet beauties came to our Sanctuary this past Saturday, 2/20/16, via Chicago. They belonged to Jimmy, who can no longer give him the attention that they need. His mother, sister, and a friend, made the trip last week and brought them ‘home’. Victoria is on the left with the white ‘freckles’, and Valentino […]

Morning Rush Hour!

Last Sunday, 2/14/16, I had to go out in the freezing cold to break loose the garage door from the frozen concrete at 7:30am, to let the morning ‘rush hour’ begin! Usually, I can do this from my office window with a remote, but when it is very cold out (of course), I have to […]

Feast of the Cantaloupes!

Nothing sweeter than a duck ‘slurping up’ cantaloupe. Last week, Kroger gave us about 75 cantaloupes that were a little too ripe to sell. Not being picky at all, our residents wasted no time finding the inside back of the rind, some even ate the entire rind! Some, also didn’t even wait for me to […]