February 20, 2014
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Receives Grant to Improve Lives of Birds in Need
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Charlotte, N.C., received $5,000 for repair and improvements after heavy snow and ice destroyed three aviaries. The grant from The Humane Society of the United States will be used to replace fencing surrounding the aviaries and repair netting to ensure the birds are protected from predators, and update landscaping.
Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS, said: “The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue and its volunteers are dedicated to helping as many geese, ducks and other birds in need. It is our hope that the grant will make this group even stronger and able to enhance their work for birds in North Carolina and the Southeastern United States.”
Every year, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue takes in more than 1,000 birds of nearly 40 different wild bird species. CWR uses its expertise to help North Carolina’s birds in need, and they also accept domestic or exotic ducks for placement, do nuisance referrals and offer bird, duck and goose rescue assistance.