Dothan family works to saves ducks that were believed to be poisoned

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan family is helping save ducks from Emerald Pond.

The Woodard-Van Vess family believes the ducks have been poisoned because they have not seen signs of animal attacks by the pond or on any of the ducks they have rescued.

Two days ago, the family saved their first duck by taking it to Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is administering basic medical care for the duck, and the family took another four ducks to Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary Wednesday morning.

“We end up with a lot of our wild animals that get into poison, so we know what to do and how to correct the problems,” owner John Morse said. “We give it charcoal. We’ll give it some antibiotics, and we’ll make sure that it doesn’t die.”

Morse said the ducks tend to look better after taking antibiotics and getting some good food into their systems.

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