Ducks up for adoption in December 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario SPCA)

Down on their luck: dozens of ducks up for adoption

They’re not swans a-swimming or geese a-laying, but the Ontario SPCA is still hoping to find loving homes for close to 100 ducks this holiday season.

The Muscovy-type ducks recently came into the care of the OSPCA and are currently living at a foster farm. Officials said they are looking for caring adopters who “fit the bill” — preferably owners who have bird or duck experience.

The OSPCA said the animals are up for adoption as part of its iAdopt for the Holidays campaign, which runs until December 31. The group managed to find forever homes for more than 4,000 animals across Canada during last year’s campaign.

“It’s not typically ducks that we are trying to find homes for during our iAdopt for the Holidays campaign, but they needed our help and are now looking for a good home,” said Daryl Vaillancourt, chief of humane programs and community¬†outreach with the OSPCA. “With people having time off from work and being home together as a family, the holidays are a great time to welcome a new furry friend or feathered friend to help them get settled.”

If you are interested in adopting one or more of the ducks, you should contact the OSPCA at 1-888-668-7722 x339 or email agreen@ospca.on.ca to request an adoption application.

Ducks up for adoption in December 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario SPCA)

Ducks up for adoption in December 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario SPCA)