The Lucky Duck Rescue & Sanctuary
Rating: 4.54 stars 13 reviews
Location: 9136 Wheatland Avenue Sun Valley CA 91352 USA
Programs: We are starting to work with schools regarding alternative ways of experiencing ducks besides "hatching projects" that typically result in animal dumping.
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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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
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.