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ORGANIZATION: The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

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***If you are a student wishing to do this job to get service hours, please contact your faculty member in charge of the Bright Futures program to get their approval before applying.***

In our effort to limit the Muscovy population, we offer communities the service of searching for the nests of Muscovy mamas and collecting undeveloped eggs from under them when they start sitting on their nests. We have teams of volunteers who visit the communities weekly to scan the properties for nests and remove eggs at the proper times. They also sometimes train members of communities to search for and track the nests. Each egg collector would work in a neighborhood convenient to them, visiting it weekly for enough hours to search the entire property. If the property was large, the egg collector would work with a team of other egg collectors to cover the area. If you have at least two hours each week and would like to be an egg collector, please

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About The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

Location:

12818 Raysbrook Drive, Riverview, FL 33569, US

Mission Statement

We are a team of volunteers who rescue, transport, foster, and care for orphaned and abandoned Muscovy ducks and ducklings. Once we have the ducks checked for injury and illness, we move them on to their Forever Families who must fit our criteria for adoption.

Description

The Situation

You found three cute, little Muscovy ducklings wandering around on the sidewalk peeping their little heads off. They lost their mom, and you can’t find her anywhere.

Obviously, you can’t leave them out there all alone, so you scoop them up and put them in a box with a towel in the bottom and keep them warm. Now, what do you do? You can’t keep them; you aren’t equipped to raise three ducks. You find out about a veterinarian in the area who will take the ducklings. Problem solved.

Unfortunately, taking them to a vet would result in their euthanasia; rehabbers don't deal with them because they aren't indigenous, and leaving them would cause them to likely die.

Enter the Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida, a place where Muscovy ducklings can safely grow and thrive without the fear of being killed. We are a non-profit organization created to take in those Muscovy ducklings that veterinarians and wildlife rehabbers don’t want.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Tampa, FL 33607

(27.97175,-82.49152)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Each community watch will take approximately 2 hours each week, including travel time. If a person chooses to watch more than one community, they should plan on each taking approximately 2 hours.
  • If under 18 must have parent permission.

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