$5 Friday Pick: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

We’ve donated $15,041 to non-profit and volunteer farmed animal rescue and advocacy organizations on $5 Fridays. That’s amazing! Let’s keep it going!

$5 Friday Pick #19
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Indian Trail, NC

Rescued piglets at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Congratulations to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWF) for winning last week’s $5 Friday contest. CWF received the most votes from their enthusiastic supporters. The praise from their community for the life-saving work they’re performing for animals is off the charts. Here is an excerpt from an interview with CWF’s Executive Director.

1. Why should people donate to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue?

We are an all volunteer group providing wildlife rehabilitation, animal rescue, and sanctuary to more than 3,000 animals per year.  We specialize in birds including chickens and turkeys but we have 11 acres where we house a variety of other animals.

2. In what ways do you educate the public about being kind to all animals?

We deliver presentations, provide exhibits, and host educational seminars to help educate people about all animals. If an animal is misunderstood, we take that as a challenge to educate people. Turkeys are one of our favorites to introduce to people.

3. How many animals do you rescue each year?

We rescued 3,200 animals last year. Approximately 6o percent were wild animals that we raised, rehabilitated, and released. The other 40 percent were domestic, exotic, and farmed animals. We place them in other sanctuaries and do adoptions. We currently have approximately 200 adoptable animals looking for homes from parakeets to peacocks.  We also have 200 residents who are permanent due to disabilities or other factors.

4. What do you want people to know about what you do?

Someone asked me yesterday how we managed to place several hundred roosters from a cock-fighting bust. Many people said it couldn’t be done but we did it.  It was a lot of work but when we set our minds to accomplish something, nothing is impossible. We try not to say “we can’t” if it’s in our power to help a suffering animal. We do our best to help.  We never quit!

Click here to donate $5 to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
Thank you for your support!

Still not convinced Carolina Waterfowl Rescue deserves a $5 donation? You will be after you read what this all-volunteer team did to save Scooter and 60 other chickens!

First time participating in $5 Friday? Click here to learn how it works! Click here to check out previous picks!

Please list your $5 donation in the comments section below or on my Facebook page so we can inspire others to donate and track our total. Thank you. 

84 thoughts on “$5 Friday Pick: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

    1. Thank you, Every penny received by CWR goes directly to animal care. I’ve been volunteering for a couple of months now and what the rescue does is amazing. The rescue tries to save every animal they can. If you watch the rescue on facebook you will see they take in more than waterfowl. They go above and beyone

      1. Thank you, Carolyn. Every penny received by CWR goes directly to animal care. I’ve been volunteering at a distance on the hotline for a while now. I am always amazed at the determination of those volunteers on the ground to save every animal they can.

    1. Carolyn, thank you for taking time to read about Scooter’s rescue, and reaching in your “pocket” to help us continue our work.

    1. Thank you Lisa. Your donation will help us with medical bills and feed at the rescue. We have so many animals that come in every year and couldn’t do it without donations like yours!

    1. Jill, we appreciate your donation so much! Knowing there’s people out there like you who care about the animals and what we’re doing is wonderful.

  1. Thank you Kirchner’s Korner for supporting Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. Every penny goes to the care of the animals from food and veterinary care to upkeep on ponds, fences, pens and more. Be sure of people!e li!e you people at CWR can keep saving precious souls like Scooter

  2. Just donated $5USD to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in honour of the person who rescued Scooter and his 60 other sufferers. Animal rescuers on the frontline and in the trenches are my heroes! I am so grateful for who they are and what they do.

    1. Thank you so much! Scooter is very vocal so consider yourself as having had a cockle-doodle-doo thank you from him too!

  3. I’m a monthly supporter of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue but I just donated $5 for $5 Friday. Thanks for picking CWR!

  4. It was another amazing $5 Friday thanks to everyone’s support. We donated $941 in cash bringing our new $500 Friday total to $15,982. Thank you very much! It will be a huge help to the animals they rescue at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

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