Some Captured Ducks Find New Homes in Midland

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A happy ending for some of the ducks at the Wadley Barren Pond in Midland. After seeing our story of the population problem, and the way it was being dealt with; almost half the ducks have been adopted.

"We don't have a time frame to euthanize them, we'll try to hold on to them and see how many we can adopt out," John Nevarez, with the City of Midland Animal Services, said.

Since they were captured a little over a week ago, 15 of the 40 ducks have found homes.
"People can come adopt them; most of the people who do live out in the County," Nevarez said.
For the remaining ducks who wait around in a cage at the Midland Animal Services building, finding a home has become a waiting game before time comes when they have to get euthanized.

"If it comes to where they stay on the concrete floor for too long and no one adopts them, we have no choice but to euthanize them, just like the dogs and cats," Nevarez said.

Officials say taking the ducks to a different pond is not the answer.
"Most of these ducks are familiar with where they were born or have lived for a long time, so they will most likely go back to the pond," Nevarez said.