Dumped for Death!

Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with the first picture below? Obviously, this is just a rhetorical question. Just what in the world are these two precious babies doing here, on a neighborhood street with NO ONE around, in the a.m., after the night of the cold spell on Monday, 4/9/18. This is yet ANOTHER […]

The Easter Duckling Hustle

Easter is in the air, and the sad cycle begins again! Easter is supposed to be a wonderful time of year, but for MOST ducklings and chicks and bunnies too, it is only a time of sadness, abuse and even death. You see, this is the time of year that the push is on for […]

Curbside Pickup

I had to take a short break from the Barn cleanup Saturday to check out a call about a swan sitting on the side of the road on 9 mile just east of Halsted Rd. When I arrived, he was just sleeping about 10 feet from a fairly busy road. I approached him from the […]

Abandonment is just plain criminal!

Yesterday, 11/7/17, late afternoon, dinner time for most normal people, I received a call from Wendy from Walmart, in Canton, telling me that she had noticed a large white duck in the back of their building on Ford Rd., just sitting near the rear door of the store, where a sufficient amount of traffic literally […]

Predators don’t always win!

Last night an angel came to our home, via Cyrus, who said that he noticed her in his yard early in the morning. She appeared to have been attacked by something, so he tried to bandage her up as best he could. After contacting us mid-afternoon, he brought her by a few hours later. Our […]

Graham Quacker

Saturday morning I received a call from Bonnie, regarding a domestic duck that had been making his ’home’ between a couple of houses on a residential street in Redford, in an open lot that fills up with standing water. He had apparently been there for a few months, just sleeping on the edge of the […]

Easter Sadness for So Many Angels

Easter is supposed to be a wonderful time of year, but for MANY ducklings and chicks, (and even bunnies) it is only a time of sadness, abuse and even death. You see, this is the time of year that the push is on for the sale of tens of thousands of baby ducks and chicks, […]

Invisible Noose, the Fishing Line!

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC! This post is more of a public awareness piece, than it is one of our usual rescue stories. Waterfowl, both wild and abandoned domestic, face MANY obstacles when trying to fend for survival in the wilderness. Often, their most challenging fate is the numerous predation factors that lurk among them. The most […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

                                                  Merry Christmas, and may you all have a wonderful New Year!  Thank you all so much for your support throughout this past year. (I had to borrow this sweet picture, until […]

Doug, this one’s for you!

Early Wednesday afternoon, Joan called to inform us that there was a Pekin in a trailer park in Mt. Morris, just north of Flint, that was in dire need of rescue.  Apparently, half of her upper bill was gone.  I called the management of what appeared to be a somewhat desolated community, and they were […]