(WMC-TV) – An organization that rescues abandoned domestic ducks and geese will hold its first annual benefit concert in Bartlett.
The “Give Geese a Chance” concert will be held Saturday, September 15.
Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary (FAWS), which was founded in 2008, is putting the concert on in order to raise money for food, supplies, and veterinary care for the waterfowl it rescues.
“Domestic ducks and geese are often purchased as babies and once they grow up, people presume the best thing to do is to release them at the nearest park,” said FAWS founder, Mike Garey. “These birds will suffer from injured feet due to walking on concrete or getting tangled in fishing line, starvation since they cannot fly to other locations for food, and metal poisoning from eating bottle tops, wire, can tabs, etc, or will be killed by dogs, coyotes, foxes, raccoons.”
His wife Jennifer, who helped him found FAWS, also added, “You know, everyone wants to res