The Indian Trail-based organization will be part of an episode of the show “We Move Animals,” on National Geographic’s Nat Geo Wild Channel, scheduled to air at 10 pm Saturday, Feb. 1 and re-air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The “Duck, Duck … Loose!” episode follows the Denicker family as they help rescue. Volunteers vaccinate, crate, relocate and release 100 rehabilitated ducks, geese and swans into the wild.
A National Geographic film crew spent about a week in September taping at the center’s Poplin Road facility.
The chance to gain national publicity is huge for this all-volunteer nonprofit, Carolina Waterfowl’s Director Jennifer Gordon said. She hopes the show will spur donations and local volunteers.
“Hopefully, people will see this and want to get involved,” she said. “If we had enough volunteers, the people who are here wouldn’t have to work so hard. Even just fundraising would be easier if we had more help.”
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Director Jennifer Gordon founded the Indian Trail-based organization, known as CWR, out of her home in 2003. The nonprofit is entirely volunteer-run and relies on donations from the community to survive.
They are the region’s only waterfowl rescue and take in animals that traditional rescues can’t.
When injured or abandoned birds get picked up in Mint Hill by Animal Control — they most often go to CWR.
A no-kill facility, CWR provides rescue and rehabilitation for sick, injured and orphaned birds and strives to increase public awareness and appreciation for animals.
CWR helps more than 2,000 birds each year and specializes in water birds like ducks, geese and swans
For more information on the show, visit h HYPERLINK “http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/”ttp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/ and click “Nat Geo Wild.”
For more information about the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, including ways you can help, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/”www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com.