This angel is Mrs. Pom Pom (named by Doug, words4it.com), from the Brighton Mill Pond. She has gone from being terrorized relentlessly from the Mill Pond males, to living a more serene life here at the Sanctuary. From the time that she arrived here, through about three weeks later, she has had a remarkable recovery. We comforted the very skittish girl from day one, starting with a twice a day treatment of Terramycin ointment for both of her eyes (applying a week longer to the right). She had a lot of privacy to help calm her very unsteady nerves. She was much more apprehensive than most other ducks, and one need only look at her condition to understand why. But as is with most ducks, realizing that we are only trying to help them, she eventually became much more calm, but not totally, and we continued to give her that much needed space. These days, she runs around with a much less aggressive flock, and comes in to a secure shelter EVERY night! She eats quite regularly and no longer has to beg passers by for scraps (actually, anytime she wishes, as proper nourishment is ALWAYS available), and she forages for grubs and gremlins daily. She will be one happy duck for all of her remaining days, and hopefully, there will be many, as she deserves them all!
That poor duck! When I look at these photos I can’t help from thinking about our Gracie and how glad we are that we sent her to your sanctuary before she was abused futher. Thank you for what you do!!!
Hi, Matt. Today we met in Marshall, where you rescued my Peking duckling. I just wanted to let you know, my husband said he had been feeding the duck chick grower, and possibly he may be 5 or so days older than what I thought. Thank you again for all that you and your wife do.