SPONSOR a Waterfowl Rescue
When you sponsor, you will receive a full bio and some great photos. For each year of sponsorship, you will receive updates, photos, a tax-deductible letter, and entry to our open house, when you can meet your waterfowl friend.
Our Duck Rescues
You can sponsor one of our ducks for $25 a month, which provides them grain, corn for foot health, monthly deworming and treats. In addition to this we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO HELP DUCKS AGAIN!
This sweet boy had a rough start to life, for sure. After a homeowner passed away, the neighbors heard a noise and went to investigate. This guy had been hatched under the porch and the mother was nowhere to be found. Unfortunately all of the ducklings besides him had passed away. This lucky boy ultimately found his way to us and we'll make sure his life turns around!
We really wish people wouldn't dump domestic ducks as they can NOT survive in the wild. This poor boy was another victim of human mistakes, being left at a pond in North Kingstown, RI. We'll make sure he is never dumped again.
This beauty was found alone, walking around in Section 8 housing and no one came forward as her owner so they were picked up by some caring people. She's quiet and shy but is already smitten with one of our new boys!
Our Muscovy Rescues
Muscovies are interesting ducks. They seem part waterfowl and part turkey. They like dirt baths as much as water. They are fully flighted but usually choose to walk. They don't quack, and their voice only sounds like a hiss.
You can sponsor one of our Muscovies for $25 a month, which provides them grain, corn for foot health, monthly deworming and treats. In addition to this we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
A very long time ago, we rescued a muscovy we called Cocoa (now passed). Once day she flew off - not surprising as they are technically wild and the females often take off. About six weeks later, Cocoa came walking up the driveway, with six little ones in tow! Momma is one of those babies, who along with her brothers Spot, Snowy, Stripe, Lacy, and Tux decided they were staying at West Place.
Babies rarely get born here, as our mission is to rescue not to breed...but every once in a while a determined duck hides an egg or two so well that we don't find them until we see some little puffballs walking around. Little Girl here is Momma's little girl. Though we wish Momma wasn't so sneaky, we do love her awesome daughter.
Chase was hanging out at a marina when a family saw him and noticed his wings were clipped. They realized he was likely a pet that was dumped there and they started putting food out for him twice a day, but the marina started telling the family they wanted him gone. Concerned the marina would find a non-humane way to stop him from coming on their property, the family brought Chase here to ensure he able to live his best life. Now, Chase loves his new home and can often be seen hanging out with "his ladies" Momma and Little Girl.
R.W. was dumped outside of Roger Williams Park Zoo. They do not like when that happens and they take steps to try to prevent that since the animal can easily get hit by a car. And the zoo won't take in domestic animals, so they reached out to us to see if we could help them out. We really wish people wouldn't dump animals, especially when there are organizations that can help. We were happy we got to help R.W.!
Oli came to us from the Wild Bird Fund. Someone brought this little one, thinking she was an abandoned wood duckling, but she's a muscovy. As WBF is a wildlife rehabilitation facility, they do not have the room or staff to raise and adopt out domestics, so they reach out to many organizations, like us, for help. We're happy we could raise this little cutie.
Our Geese Rescues
You can sponsor one of our geese for $30 a month, which provides them grain, corn for foot health, monthly deworming and treats. In addition to this we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
Get to know them and fall in love...
This one-of-a-kind goose is our first-ever graylag. One of our volunteers dubbed him Sam Sweaterneck. But then Sam started fostering and mothering wild babies for us and we were convinced for he was a she until Sam started displaying male behaviors. Either way, Sam is an amazing foster and we honestly couldn't do it all without him!
We're ready to save more! These two quiet souls were dumped in Pawtuxet village "years ago" (depending on who you ask it's been up to twenty years!). The female had an eye infection so severe that it looked like it needed enucleation. She is currently in quarantine and we will be able to introduce her to you soon.
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