Owen Munro, Abbotsford News
The 194 Pekin ducklings found on the side of the road near Tradex by the Abbotsford Airport on Nov. 11 have been adopted out, according to the BC SPCA.
Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager for community relations, says that while she was surprised that all of the ducklings found new homes so quickly, it was a smooth process that involved about 10 different groups stepping up to take the creatures.
“All of them are now spoken for and they’re all going to farms,” Chortyk said. “We had lots of interest, lots of people phoning in and inquiring.”
Doubts have been expressed how the ducklings came to be abandoned.
Sarah Bolton, who originally found them in boxes “stacked by the fence neatly” 20 feet from the road, doesn’t believe it was accidental as previously thought, but rather they were deliberately left there.
“They were abandoned. They definitely didn’t fall off a truck,” Bolton said.
Some of the ducklings will stay at Julie Delisle’s farm in Langley Township, where they were originally taken after they were found.
As for the person(s) who left the ducklings on the side of the road, the SPCA does not have any leads at this time.