UK Firefighters Rescue Helpless Duckling And Urge The Public To Call The RSPCA If There Is An Animal In Distress

The rescued duckling was reunited with its mother and siblings. Photo from the Good News Shared

WAN learned about a rescue story with an important message following a duckling that was separated from its mother last week.

According to Good News Shared, firefighters in Richmond were called to rescue a duckling that had fallen into a drain while crossing the road in Barnes.

When they arrived, the duckling had gone into the drainage pipework. Luckily, they were able to spray a little water down the drains where they eventually found a drain access hatch.

Watch Manager Jonathan Kerslake said in a statement, “once we lifted the hatch and shone some light inside, we spotted the little duckling swimming around with no way to escape.”

Thankfully, the firefighters were able to rescue the duckling and reunite it with its mother but they had an important message for the public.

“While this was a quick job for firefighters, we always urge members of the public to call the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal stuck or in distress,” Kerslake added. “If the RSPCA requires our assitance, they will call us, and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.”

WAN is grateful for the firefighters who are always willing to rescue an animal in need, even if it’s not your typical “cat stuck in a tree emergency.”

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