OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Weber State University and Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource received “Happy Honk” certificates for rescuing and relocating over 60 ducks and geese at risk this fall.
In September, WSU partnered with WDWR to safely round up 30 ducks and 34 geese that roamed the campus.
Over the years, abandoned domestic ducks and geese have bred to create the current population, according to a press release. Since the University does not officially deal with the birds, there have been several reports that they have been hit by cars and attacked by off-leash dogs.
In Defense of Animals, the National Goose Protection Coalition issues Happy Honk certificates to honor good deeds and recognize the efforts that community members make toward waterfowl.
The coalition was formed in 2019 to help concerned citizens end the cruelty of geese in their communities.
“Our coalition is delighted to honor Weber State University and Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource for their notable good deeds towards geese and ducks! said Lisa Levinson, of In Defense of Animals. “We are impressed with their coordinated efforts to help animals that were initially abandoned and scrapped. “
A press release says the ducks were recovered after a combined 12-hour effort and were all adopted into happy homes.