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Ditto

Ditto Duck at Farm Sanctuary's New York shelter

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Ditto

Name

Ditto

Rescue Date

May 20, 2014

Breed

Pekin

Background

Ditto was rescued from a pet shop, along with his best chicken friend.

Ditto and his best friend Darnell came to us by way of a New York City pet shop, where the duckling and chick were on sale.

Often sold as novelties, baby animals like these two commonly face abandonment once impulse purchasers realize how much care and space an adult duck or chicken requires—and that a city apartment, for instance, is no place for a farm animal. Thanks to the intervention of a kindhearted passerby, however, this pair found their way to safety at our New York Shelter. Too small and vulnerable to join our chicken and duck flocks at first, Darnell and Ditto had only each other for company. Thankfully, neither had any qualms about their interspecies friendship. Having survived an ordeal together, the two were inseparable until Darnell’s passing a few years later. The pair’s tenderness and care toward each other helped them both adjust beautifully to their new lives, and while Darnell is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in his beloved friend. Ditto’s devotion to his friend is a reminder that, whether you have a bill or beak, feet made for swimming or perching or running, it’s the kindness you give that really counts.

 

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Ditto Duck at Farm Sanctuary's New York shelter