Ontario SPCA PEAC is looking for homes for 14 hybrid ducks

Here a duck… there a duck…

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NEWMARKET, ON (December 18, 2012) – The Ontario SPCA Provincial Education and Animal Centre (PEAC) is looking for homes for 14 Hybrid Domestic Mallard ducks.


The birds were brought into care of PEAC last month through the Ontario SPCA Animal Control team for the town of Markham. A concerned citizen contacted the Society after finding 36 of these mixed breed birds in the Milne Pond in Markham.


The Centre is pleased to report that they have found homes for 22 of the birds; however they are still looking for homes for 10 males and 4 female ducks.


 “Although these birds look like wild animals, there are subtle differences that identify them as a hybrid domestic breed,” says, Inspector Paul Harrison. “Unfortunately, this type of bird cannot survive in the wild on their own and require a home to care for them.”


Anyone interested in adopting these animals are asked to call our adoption centre at 1-888-668-7722 ext. 306 or email


“Our team is working very hard to find homes for these ducks and for all of our adoptable animals this holiday season,” says Regional Manager Kathy Pittman-Feltham.


For more information about PEAC adoption services, please visit


Note to Editors: For higher resolution copies of the photos, please contact Alison Cross. 


Animal Control Officer, Lisa Villani seen here with a female (left photo) Hybrid Domestic Mallard duck and a Male (right photo) Hybrid Domestic Mallard Duck.



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Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office


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