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Review for Lucky Duck Rescue And Sanctuary, Sunvalley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son needed service hours for Scouts and we heard about Lucky Duck Rescue from our homeowners association. What Carol has done to save these animals is amazing. She's turned her yard into a multi-space haven for injured and abandoned ducks. The more vulnerable ducks are housed in areas where they will not be harassed by stronger ducks but most are free in large outdoor areas. There are lots of pools and shady areas. It's fun watching them root for worms when the pools are emptied. The property is in a semi-rural area and Carol needs more secured areas to keep the ducks safe at night from coyotes and foxes, which roam the neighborhood looking for easy prey. She has done a great job rescuing many ducks that were raised as school projects, then abandoned when the year is over. Her next mission is to educate the schools that raising animals without permanent homes is a really, really bad idea. I have a lot of admiration for Carol. I hope she is able to raise more funds to keep her Foundation going and improving. She's made a big difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Carol goes out and rescue's ducks that have been abandoned in local canyons. These ducks are bred for food and cannot fly as their bodies are large but their wings are small. I've seen her care for ducks that were previously kept in horrific conditions and sufered permanent injuries. She keeps them is special areas where they will not be stressed by the other ducks. Every one of them get time in the pool even if she has to put them in because they cannot walk well.

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

Help her build stronger enclosures to protect the ducks from scavengers. She would like to build an aviary so the birds can get out and exercise. Carol runs the organization very well. She just needs more help to continue to improve the conditions.

Role:  Volunteer & cleaned pens and enclosures, scrubbed out pools, filled water buckets, raked shavings.