At Pacific Waterfowl Rescue we rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome domestic ducks & geese. Domestic waterfowl are often the forgotten or unimportant birds of the animal kingdom. They are often dumped at public lakes and parks where they suffer from malnutrition, illness, or injury from predators. Avian veterinary care to treat sickness and injury is expensive and is our highest operating expense. These birds need Waterfowl Warriors willing to donate to save their lives!
Our largest challenge is raising enough funds for veterinary care. One of our geese was diagnosed with a ventriculus obstruction that almost took her life. Thankfully, she recovered fully but she has had repeating episodes over the last few years. We have struggled to raise the full amount of veterinary funds needed and have had to delay veterinary treatment for other birds that need it. One of those delays cost a bird a permanent walking disability.
In our 5 years of operation, we have gone over budget on veterinary care every year. Two of our birds have had more than $10,000 in veterinary expenses in the time they have been with us. Recurring monthly donations are especially beneficial as we are able to anticipate the amount of funds coming in to provide veterinary care. It allows us to seek treatment early and prevent any permanent health problems or disabilities.
The long-term impact is a high quality of life for domestic ducks and geese thus improving their chance for adoption to approved life-long, loving homes.