First responders and animal advocates saved the day for family of ducklings

Shiloh area first responders enjoy a bit of time with the rescued ducklings. (Photo courtesy of Sheila Gelberg Ford)

SHILOH – Shiloh Police Sergeant Sean Joy never imagined that when he started his shift on April 17, he would be called to Shiloh Middle School to a rescue scene, especially one involving nearly a dozen ducklings. Shiloh Police officers, as well as O’Fallon-Shiloh Emergency Services and O’Fallon Fire all responded to a call to come help save the ducklings from a storm drain. 

“St. Clair County Animal Welfare Advocate Sheila Ford was notified through Facebook that someone at the track meet at SMS saw the ducklings, being led by mama duck, fall into the storm drain, and she went to O’Fallon Firehouse 3, which is in Shiloh, and asked for help. Dispatch called and asked if we could go help, and we ran out there. Officer Jacob Kienitz and Officer Bradley Blake came out there with me to see what we could do,” said Sgt. Joy.

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