This homeowner in Iowa filled her bird feeder daily for all the little song birds in her neighbourhood. When she added corn, she was in for a surprise. A few ducks found the corn and gobbled it up like they were starving. In fact, they might have been. It was an extremely cold winter and the kind lady with the feeder, Jennifer, knew they needed a little help. Almost right after the first ducks found the food supply, business blossomed. It started with a few, but they told their friends and the friends told the other friends. Soon, word of mouth or rather, "word of beak" got around and it seemed like all the ducks in Iowa were descending on this front lawn to gobble up the seed. Jennifer and her husband were happy to feed them all! They were spending $50 per week on corn and $20 on other seed, but their feathered friends had very little food elsewhere. They began showing up at 7am for breakfast and 5pm for dinner. A few of the originals actually waited at the garage door each morning. Since this video was recorded, the animal lover residents moved to Texas to realize their dream of opening an animal sanctuary. Jennifer and Jim bought a magical little farm where the saddest and most needy can find the help they need. Most of their rescues are dogs and cats that nobody else could or would care for. Some have staggering medical costs and others just need more care than the average person can provide. Often they need to be nursed back to health with round the clock treatments and feedings. Only the most dedicated of people could manage what they do regularly. Jennifer and Jim's sanctuary has grown quickly. They have numerous dogs, cats, cows, goats and even a guinea pig and some hens. The whole family is involved in the care and they pour their heart and soul into providing love to those who were going to be at the end of their lives. There is no such thing as a bad dog, but for some reason, black dogs don't always find homes. They are far more likely to end up in shelters or to be euthanized for lack of a home. Jennifer's farm is aptly named "Black Dog Farm and Rescue" in honour of Faline, their first rescue. She's a beautiful soul who has provided as much love as she has been given. And those who are not wanted elsewhere are wanted here, enough to make up for what they didn't have before. Many of the animals find their way to carefully selected forever homes, but some become permanent residents. The Black Dog Farm and Rescue has been very grateful for the generosity of other animal lovers, which has helped them with their costs. If anyone wants to help them work their magic for these deserving souls, please find them on Facebook.
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