Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Local animal rescuer and SQ shut down highway in order to save ducks


July 4 2015 – Robert Boisvert, a local Montreal animal rescuer, succeeded today in saving a mamma duck and her ducklings from death while they attempted to cross the highway. He received a call from a friend about a family of ducks stuck on the safety shoulder of a Highway in Montreal Quebec. Boisvert is known through Facebook as the administrator of the Canadian Chapter of 269Life; an animal rights group. He took his video camera and captured the 40-minute rescue.

Boisvert made a call to 911 to warn them about the situation. The police responded by sending 2 Sûreté du Québec (SQ) patrol cars to the scene.  At about 11 minutes into the video, you can clearly hear the police asking Boisvert what type of help he needed. Rob’s objective was just to get the ducks to the opposite side of the road so the duck family could continue their way safely.

In the video, it can be seen that the officer parked just a few meters away from Boisvert to help stop traffic, and he also does the hand gestures to get the ducks moving towards safety. It is extremely rare for the Quebec police to be caught on video doing something heroic for animals. Through social media, people are used to seeing cases or notes in which authorities neglect to pay attention to emergency calls that involve animals. The names of the heroes are unknown. At the time of the rescue, Boisvert’s priority was to help save the ducks. He said that on Monday, when he calls for the police report, he will ask the names of the officers that assisted him on the rescue.  Today, the SQ, made a difference for a family of ducks and in the process they restored the faith in the hearts of Quebec animal supporters.

Boisvert will continue rescuing animals and supporting Refuge RR. Refuge RR is sanctuary to more than 250 animals and it is considered the oldest Canadian Animal Sanctuary. They give a home to animals rescued from slaughter and abandoned companion animals.

If you would like to give your support to Refuge RR please make a kind donation in order for them to continue to rescue animals.

Please watch video, beginning from minute 11 onward, to see the rescue of the ducks.

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  1. wow thank you so much for writing this, you are one amazing writer and best of all one awesome friend

  2. Allan J. Berbrier

    Thanks to Rob & those great SQ officers. They truly are heroes.

  3. Thank you for saving a momma and her babies! We need more people like this in the world!!

  4. Please everyone who reads this can you go to http://refugerr.org/ and give a donation to help our rescue / animal sanctuary as we are Canada’s biggest and oldest animal sanctuaries with over 250+ rescued animals at our refuge and 80 of which are horses. Since we are 100% a Canadian charity and non-profit we rely on donations to keep doing all we do plus by donating on-line you can get an instant tax receipt. This year marks our 25th anniversary of rescuing and rehabilitating animals and to date we have successfully rescued thousands of animals of all species. Thank you so much Rob Boisvert – Refuge RR

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