A site dedicated to the proper care and general information of mute swans
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Who We Are

 

WHO WE ARE –  WE ARE SWANLOVERS 

My Husband and I LOVE Swans. We have Rescued, Rehabbed and found Good Homes for many Lost, Injured, Sick or Unwanted Swans.

We have had “Hands-On” experience working with our Local Avian Veterinarians to help Recover these Swans to the Best Health possible, before transporting them to their “Forever Ponds.”

Discarded Mute Swan

Years ago, as I was walking along our local River for exercise – camera in hand, I met my first Swan. She was alone, swimming among a flock of noisy Canadian Geese, hundreds of Mallard Ducks and countless Sea Gulls.

I often photographed her in the early morning.. as the Sun was about to rise. We learned she was a Discarded Pet.

Discarded Mute Swan

Two years passed – her loneliness ended,
when a mature Male Mute Swan flew over the River and found her.

Feral Mute Swans

  Watching them together was Delightful..
Their Hardships were many as they were living Feral
– Wild and Free.

Swans Lonely no more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Mute Swan
They spent two years together, before a cruel person tossed a large firecracker under this magnificent, loving Male Swan.

The explosion shredded his left wing.

Injured Swan

Swan Rescue

I was to able arrange a “Rescue” for “Handsome Fellow.”
Everything in our lives was put on hold, as we spent as much time as needed to care for “Handsome.” His entire Left wing had to be Amputated.. He required nine months of daily care before he had recovered enough to be on a Pond. We had the privilege of caring for him for two and half years.

Swan with One Wing

Swan with One Wing

My Husband and I have continued to learn and care for other Swans with a wide variety of needs.. The Joys and Heart Breaks have been many.Snapping Turtle Bite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cygnet Ready for Home

 

 

 

Our Goal with this WebSite for “SwanLovers” is to encourage Responsible Care of Swans, to share information we have learned with anyone interested in Swans..

My Motto: “It is a Good Day when I have Swan Poop on my Shoes.”

LMS My Daily Motto

    This WebSite is a Work In Progress..
 I am Adding as Time Allows. 

One Response

  • Libby says:

    So happy to discover your website! I am a swan lover as well in Kentucky. We live in a lake subdivision where our neighbors have loved 4 swans in the past. We are looking forward to getting 3 more Australian Swans at the end of July for our 23 acre lake. We had much to learn in taking care of swans and now stepping forward with more knowledge in how to care for them properly, including a aerator being put into our cove. I am interested in learning more on how to properly introduce them to our lake with helping them adjust, please advise. We have one month to build a temp enclosure on our property to help them adjust to their new home. We are getting 3 females.



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