Adorable Dorothy

This adorable little head belongs to Dorothy, she was one of several sweethearts that we picked up from Sasha Farms last summer. Strangely, Thursday, while Monty and Dorothy (whom she was named after) were visiting our Sanctuary (dropping …off five more ducks, story on its way) we, by mere coincidence, came across Dorothy sort of […]

Kelsey rescued in a street

This is Kelsey, he stopped by yesterday for a lifetime visit. I received a call from Alex late in the afternoon Friday and he wondered if we would take a duck that was found in the middle of a fairly busy street in Flushing, just north of Flint. Apparently he had been hit by a […]

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

  We would like to give a special thank you to Rachael, Karley and Kara, for their beautiful card (and much appreciated donation) and the very kind words, for the passing of Big Joe. They had all known Big Joe from Sasha Farms, where we received him from. They all also volunteered at the Sanctuary […]

Marold from the Brighton Mill Pond Update

Marold had just finished his six day Sulmet solution (12.5%) treatment for Coccidiosis, an intestinal parasite. After three weeks, he is supposed to be on the solution for another six days. He is to remain isolated for the entire time, and it appears that the Master bath is apparently the only place with availability at […]

CALL-ing Ducks: Tiffany, Dean and Rainbow

Three of our precious little Call Ducks – Tiffany (L), Dean (R) and Rainbow (C) taken 10/21/14. All three united after their previous acquaintances all united in Heaven! Rainbow used to hang with Spot and Fergie (yes, that Fergie). Dean used to run with Jan (sounds like a music duo in reverse). They did, in fact, get […]


Gracie is our one legged mallard that was rescued from the Brighton Mill Pond after his leg was shredded by a Snapping Turtle when he was about four weeks old. He is doing just fine at the Sanctuary these days.

Heaven Bound

It is with a very sad and broken heart that I write this post this evening. Our sweet and gentle Big Joe passed away this afternoon around 3:15, while resting peacefully in his mama’s arms. Big Joe was a wonderful baby who touched us deeply since the day that he arrived. He had come such […]

Big Joe

Big Joe needing a little TLC this morning.  He seems to be a little more tired than his usual self these days.  We are hoping that it is just the weather, even though he is inside the house 24/7.