On a two-acre plot in Arlington, Tennessee lies Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary.
Established in 2007, the sanctuary is home to a flock of domestic ducks and geese rescued from a variety of unfortunate circumstances, including abandonment, neglect, and impending slaughter.
"Our mission is to help abandoned domestic ducks and geese with food, shelter, and veterinary care; and facilitate adoption into safe, loving homes. We promote education about domestic waterfowl to stop abandonment and assist owners with proper care," reads the organization's mission statement.
The two-acre property is fully enclosed by a five-foot tall fence set two feet into the ground and lined at the top and bottom with electric wire to keep predators out, and includes a one-acre pond. There is also a well-insulated barn equipped with air conditioning for Tennessee's hottest summer days.
Feathered Angels is home to a large and colorful variety of residents, including Buttercup, a Pekin duck born with a deformed foot who received a new, 3D-printed foot upon arriving at the sanctuary. There's also Lily, a Buff duck rescued from a park when she was found with fishing line wrapped around her leg, and Lynyrd, a Chinese-African goose rescued from a feed store when he was just a gosling.
Life at Feathered Angels is sweet. The birds are fed a high quality diet complete with probiotics and vitamins, and receive the best available veterinary care. The flock spends all day roaming the grounds and enjoying the pond and then is rounded up and housed in the barn each night in order to protect against predators and the elements.
Feathered Angles is a nonprofit organization that relies on public support to continue its lifesaving work. Click here to learn more about the organization, meet the flock, become a volunteer, or donate to help save more lives.
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All photos courtesy of Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary.
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