A quacking visit to Dorset House for lucky duck

14th January 2020

Dorset House residents got to meet a lucky duck who lived to see another day after suffering burns, thanks to a member of the care home’s staff.

Marie Hunt brought Daisy in to meet residents and staff after giving her a new home. Pet duck Daisy was found abandoned on the Upton Bypass, where she was said to be suffering from tarmac burns.

Marie, a kitchen assistant at the Hamworthy care home, helps out animal charities by looking after a number of abandoned creatures, and Daisy is the latest to join her family.

Knowing Daisy enjoys affection, Marie brought her in for some time with the residents at the care home, who thoroughly enjoyed meeting her.

A spokesperson for Care South said: “We put care at the heart of everything we do at Care South, which is reflected in Marie’s kind actions. We are glad to hear Daisy is doing well after her ordeal and would be delighted if she were to visit the residents again.

“Research has shown the positive effect interactions with animals can have on care home residents, which is reflected in the engaging activities we put on in our care homes across the south, and it’s always a joy to see residents’ faces light up when they get to spend time with them.”