Rescue of the injured mallard
What began as a senseless act of violence toward an innocent duck, climaxed in his freedom to resume a life as nature intended.
Much praise initially goes to the Index-Tribune for showing Dan Graham’s touching photo of this injured fowl, which then caught the eye of extraordinary animal rescue person, Deborah Stroski.
She refused to be thwarted by a very difficult rescue operation involving her son, Ector Garcia, and his friends. One must also credit Deborah’s dream that became the blueprint for this benevolent act. Her intense focus and refusal to allow any obstacle to hinder a positive outcome truly serves as a model for us all.
Dr. Dan Samini’s commendable free services completed the healing process leading to the triumphant release.
Noteworthy are the lovely photographs by Robbi Pengelly and David Bolling documenting this act of collective caring directed to a Sonoma duck.
Thank you all for your important participation. All living creatures deserve the same consideration.