My name is Eunice Sivertsen and I started Duckhaven in 1975.
WOULD YOU PLEASE MAKE A MONTHLY COMMITMENT TO DONATE TO DUCK HAVEN?
We are the only facility in South Florida that takes in ONLY injured MUSCOVY ducks and now we may need to close our doors to the hundreds of ducks each year that are injured, orphaned or sick.
Welcome toDuck Haven, Inc., Florida's only humane rescue organization dedicated to Muscovy Ducks exclusively! We are a registered non-profit organization that has been rescuing, rehabilitating, healing, and tending to injured and abandoned Muscovies for 35 years. We receive no funding from local humane organizations and no help from wildlife agencies who do not include Muscovy ducks as native wildlife warranting protection.
Often the victims of cruelty, torture, and organized, legally-sanctioned condo, government, and business association poisonings, Muscovy ducks have no other government agencies to safeguard their welfare. However, they are protected by anti-cruelty laws which have been applied in the prosecution and convictions of those who have harmed them.
Prolific breeders and gregarious, human-friendly birds, they have been refused treatment at various "humane" organizations who tend to trendier, cuddlier wildlife. A big part of our mission is helping to educate the community about humane population control.
Duck Haven provides a permanent home to over 50 severely injured and crippled birds, including blind ducks, amputees, wingless ducks, and maimed ducks, all cared for by President and founder Eunice Sivertsen. A small band of volunteers donates time to rescue ducks from unfriendly properties and provides humane, loving relocation to private homes on inland South Florida waters.
Duck Haven, Inc. relocates threatened and rehabilitated ducks to friendly lakes only at the request and with the permission of individual homeowners. We thoroughly investigate each property before we release a rehabbed Muscovy.
Please take a tour of our site. Duck Haven is a registered non-profit humane organization that functions solely through your donations, all of which are tax deductible. Their survival depends solely upon your generosity.
This yellowed newspaper article shows Eunice Sivertsen in 1975 with her first Muscovy rescue!
It is here that Duck Haven, Inc. was born.
Thank you to all our volunteers: Katy B, Sue Bearse, Debbie Bucher, Donna Carver, Robson Farina, Vivian Farina, Carole Johnson, Angie McGuire, Fran Pollak,
Shirley Shaffer, Charles Sivertsen, Chuck Sivertsen, Melissa Sivertsen, Alyn Szeko, Pat Taylor.