September 15, 2008
Would you look at this poor guy... Dutch arrived at our
sanctuary today. Animal Control brought him to us. His
upper bill has been purposefully cut off, his feathers
are destroyed and he is infested with lice.
He was probably kept in a cage his whole life and then
someone saw him being sold in market and bought him to
keep him from being eaten (or tortured if he was being
used for live plucking... don't even get me going on
that one). Whoever bought him "set him free" on a pond.
Trouble is Dutch spent his whole life in a cage, and
once in the wild, he was clueless about what to do, how
to forage and find food and how to keep away from
He is just so beautiful. Most folks don't see it and
think he is ugly and wave their hands at him, but if you
get down to his level and look into his blue eyes, there
is a wounded soul in there. I can see it so clearly.
I'm going to take care of this boy.
Dutch was very pleased to meet his neighbor Princess!
Princess, on the other hand, was not so pleased with
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