The Lucky Duck Rescue & Sanctuary

Rating: 4.54 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 9136 Wheatland Avenue Sun Valley CA 91352 USA

Mission: To rescue injured and/or abandoned domestic ducks for possible adoption to qualified homes or living at the sanctuary for the duration of their natural lives.
Programs: We are starting to work with schools regarding alternative ways of experiencing ducks besides "hatching projects" that typically result in animal dumping.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 38-3775363
818 767-7778
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Rating: 4 stars  

Carol Chrysong, founder and executive director of the Lucky Duck Rescue and Sanctuary, is a dedicated advocate for the health and well being of all abandoned, mistreated and unhealthy ducks and other birds. She has been passionate about the health and safe living conditions of all feathered creatures for many years, and through her rescue and sanctuary provides protected and safe sanctuary for the 1,000 plus birds birds now residing in her sanctuary. Upon observation, one finds her birds to be healthy and happy.

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Followed the healing services of some of the birds under its care and benefited from the rescue and education efforts put forth by this foundation. I have been educated as to the characteristics and habits of these endearing creatures. I have seen Carol Chrysong administer medicines and other treatments to care for sick or injured birds, and her green approach to their living conditions. I have been amazed at her skill, gentleness and love for her patients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The biggest need I found would be to upgrade the size of the bird pens. Being the only rescue and sanctuary in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Luck Duck needs bigger duck pens to enable the sanctuary to keep up with the ever increasing bird population and still provide quality care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

On June 24th, 2010 we rescued a duckling roaming the streets of Fullerton. We began raising it but having no knowledge of what we were doing and inadequate facilities to house it we were very thankful to come across the Lucky Duck Rescue and Sanctuary in Sun Valley.
We spoke to her and explained our situation and she said she was happy to take care of her. We delivered her the duck on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, and after spending more than an hour with her and seeing all the happy ducks and fowl and her clear expertise we left her in good hands.
We visit her occasionally and on our latest visit March 26th, 2011 saw our duck happily maturing and she is now laying eggs comfortably in the security of her well-cared home.
We donate to the rescue and look forward to continuing our support.
Best regards,
Gregory Liu
Simi Valley, CA

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They have taken our stray duckling and continue to house and take care of it in a friendly, social environment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more broad-based funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been in continuous operation since 1995, the "Lucky Duck Rescue & Sanctuary" is the only non-profit that provides quality care for abandoned and injured ducks, geese, and muscovies in the entire Southern California area. The rescue presently is providing sanctuary for over 110 birds. All healthy birds are free to roam our grounds during the day, and are safely penned at night. Sadly, most of the rescues were pets, whose owners had to give them up. Just dropping these birds in local parks and ponds insures there sudden demise, due to predation and starvation. The "Rescue" is basically their only hope for survival.

Carol Chrysong, the director, has loved these lovely creatures since
childhood. She is lovingly known in the Sun Valley, California, as "The Duck Lady." Despite her meager wages as an independent bookkeeper, she provides 90% of the funding necessary for continuous operation.
Operational funds for food , pen construction, vet bills, mortgage, and grounds maintenance are an on going monthly struggle to maintain.
For the past 15 years, Ms Chrysong, has sacrificed the financial security of her life for the benefit of these truly loved creatures.

She and her birds deserve our support from like minded souls.

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I have personally been present at the rescue when duck owners came to request sanctuary for their pet. The relief and gratitude they expressed, as a result of our taking in their loved pet, was heartwarming, to say the least.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are in immediate need of large pens to house some of our recent arrivals. Needless to say, donations from like minded souls are an on going need.

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