How to Contact Us:
Please READ & FOLLOW these instructions!
Please scroll down and see if there is
section below that pertains to your situation.
If so, then follow those directions and links for proper
NONE of the sections below pertain to your
situation, THEN scroll all the way down to our
CONTACT FORM at the bottom of the page and enter
your question there.
We get thousands of emails
every year and this system will ensure the prompt and
personalized handling of your inquiry.
you read these instructions?
we'll just refer you back to this page if you don't!
Sanctuary, 17 Barker Road, Lebanon Connecticut 06249
NEW ENGLAND RESCUES
(Abandoned ducks or
A duck or goose who needs rescuing is a bird that is
NOT in your custody. Any waterfowl already in your
care, no matter the circumstance, are considered an
We are located in Connecticut. If you
need to contact us about a domestic
(non-flying) duck or goose in
New England that needs
rescuing please CLICK HERE
and use the form on that page. The rescue form will tell
us everything we need to know in order to determine if
we can assist you.
WILD WATERFOWL: We are NOT
licensed to handle any wild waterfowl including
Mallard Ducks, Canada Geese (see
photos) or Swans. If you need assistance with a wild duck,
goose or swan, please contact your local veterinarians or pet
supply stores for the names of certified wildlife
rehabbers in your area. You can view our
Wild Rescue Links or try
this online directory:
We are currently
rebuilding our pens and can't take any new animals.
RESCUING DOMESTIC WATERFOWL IN YOUR AREA
If you are outside of
New England and you are trying
to assist abandoned domestic ducks or geese in your area
CLICK HERE for
the answers to commonly asked questions prior to
contacting us for advice.
SURRENDERING A PET
(Including ANY duck or
goose in your custody)
If you are
contacting us to surrender your pet domestic duck or goose,
to review vital information and to complete our online
Owner Surrender form. This
includes any duck or goose in your custody, for
any reason, even
those that have been rescued.
Sorry... We are currently
rebuilding our pens and can't take any new animals.
Please understand, we are not
veterinarians. If you contact us regarding an
urgent medical situation regarding your pet duck
or goose, we are going to advise you to contact
a vet for assistance.
Visit our Vet Finder
if you need help finding a vet who handles
waterfowl in your area.
Some helpful medical articles can be found
Here, or you can
click to visit our
Chart, but neither are a substitute for quality vet care.
SCHOOL HATCHING PROGRAMS & DUCKLINGS
We get quite a few requests to take
in ducklings from school hatching projects. Please
understand our unwavering position regarding this
It is against our mission statement
to perpetuate the cycle of waterfowl abandonment. This
means we cannot give teachers a means of disposing of
their unwanted classroom-hatched ducklings without
repercussion. To do so would risk future repeat offenses
leading to more homeless ducklings. For this reason, we
won’t even consider taking in classroom-hatched
1) There are only 1-2 ducklings
involved (we simply cannot accommodate any more than
2) We have enough room in our
sanctuary for the ducklings.
2) The person contacting us for
help (YOU!) is willing to confront the teacher
and school system in a professional manner to help put a
stop to their Irresponsible
3) The person contacting us for
help (YOU again!) needs to provide us with the
name, phone number and mailing address of the school
where the ducklings were hatched,
along with the full names of the teacher, science chair
person, principal and school superintendant. In more
severe cases (involving animal neglect or abuse) we may
also require the name & address of the Animal Control
Officer functioning in the municipality of the school.
We will use this information to
follow your official protest to the teacher & school
with a Letter of our own to
punctuate your efforts.
The bottom line in reference to
school hatching programs is YOU need to be
willing to step up and put a stop to the problem, so we
can step in and help out too.
BUILDING MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Want to know what products work for us? Take a
peek at our Wish List
and Pen Building
to see the common items, supplies and building
materials we use around our sanctuary.
START YOUR OWN SANCTUARY
We are occasionally contacted by people who are
interested in opening their own waterfowl
sanctuary. For general information/advice of
this nature, please
EDUCATIONAL / SCHOOL RESEARCH PROJECTS
We receive quite a few requests asking us to
participate in educational / school research
projects regarding our sanctuary as a business
operation. Before contacting us for assistance
with a project interview, please
GENERAL ADVICE / INQUIRIES:
Have you checked our
We publish a monthly newsletter with vital
health information you won't find anywhere else.
The answers to most waterfowl concerns can be
found in these archives, so please check here
first before contacting us. Links to helpful medical articles can
also be found
You can also SCROLL UP and type
key words into our "search this website"
Still didn't find what you were looking for?
Please scroll down and complete the CONTACT FORM
below and we'll do our best to help.
If you would like to contact our
webmaster regarding a website concern, please
Unfortunately, many people using AOL have experienced
difficulty accessing our website properly. This is an
AOL issue and is not related to our website or its
Our Adoption Profiles are ALWAYS
up to date! If you see birds listed as
adoptable, then they are here and waiting for
their new home.
If you are interested in adopting our waterfowl,
or have a question about adopting, please review
our Adoption FAQ to
learn more about our requirements.
Interested adopters will need to complete our
JOINING OUR ELIST
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for more information and then follow the simple
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Need to update your new email address
with us, so you can continue receiving our monthly
newsletters? It's easy!
1. Visit our
2. Enter your name & OLD email address,
then bullet: "Remove me from the email list" and
click on the "Remove Me" button.
3. Hit your browser's back arrow to
return to our
4. Enter your name & NEW email address
then bullet: "Add me to the email list" and click on the
"Add Me" button.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
We do not list our telephone number on this
website because we do not currently have the
staffing available to handle incoming calls.
Contacting us via our website is the most
time-efficient means for us to handle your
We ONLY return calls to:
1. Animal Control Officers, Police Officers, Firefighters
2. Humane Society & SPCA personnel &
other KNOWN rescue shelters
3. Families who have Adopted birds from us
and need related advice
Sorry, but any other calls will not be returned.
Thank you for your
Following this same logic, we do not have the
staffing available to make out-going phone calls
regarding inquiries. We handle the bulk of all inquiries
via our computers utilizing our email and contact forms.
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Sanctuary makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee in
connection with any guidance provided on this website. Majestic
Waterfowl Sanctuary expressly disclaims any liability or
responsibility for loss or damage resulting from its use or for
the violation of any federal, state or municipal law or
regulation with which such guidance may conflict. Any guidance
is general in nature. In addition, the assistance of a qualified
professional should be enlisted to address any specific