INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. -- An organization that rescues animals has been saved itself by a generous donation. The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue will have a new permanent home in Indian Trail.
From East Indies ducks to “Mr. T” the turkey and anything else with feathers, if they need rescued they come to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
"We end up with about 2,000 birds a year here and we have about 300 right now, but during the spring all the babies are born," said director Jennifer Gordon.
And now they have a new home after years of renting space not suitable for their needs.
"We couldn't permanently build or attach anything and so we couldn't build the cages or the pools or anything the way we needed to," added Gordon.
An anonymous donor purchased 11 acres in Indian Trail and gave it to them, complete with a house and space to build whatever they need, including a barn, community garden and large ponds.
"There will be a big one back there with an island in it and that will be our swan lake," said Gordon.
They still need fencing donated to protect this land here from coyotes, but they're more hopeful than ever before. After storms destroyed their cages in years past and their landlord looking to sell their current land this donation means they now have a permanent home.
"It's a dream come true. I've been so busy it finally hit me the other day and I had to sit down and cry," said Gordon.
Because the donation was anonymous, we don't know the exact value of the land. They're hoping to break ground on the ponds next week and move the animals in by May 1.