Critter Classifieds: Jan. 5, 2023


Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary

3470 County Road 7, Erie,

Critter Classifieds is a column where you can meet furry, feathered and four-legged friends who need your love and support. Boulder Weekly is currently working with two animal welfare agencies — Longmont Humane Society and Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary — to feature critters who need your support. We hope to bring other organizations on board in the future. 

Erie-based Luvin Arms is a nonprofit animal sanctuary for abused or neglected farm animals. Rescued resident animals include cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, horses, goats, donkeys, sheep and ducks. Luvin Arms provides lifelong social, emotional and cognitive care to rescued animals. Visit to learn more about how you can provide support through donations, sponsorship, volunteering and more. 

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Maggie the rescue duck: small but mighty

In her previous life, Maggie was bullied by other ducks. As with some circles of friends, Maggie was the one on the outside. When she came to live at Luvin Arms, she got a fresh start with new friends, including her best friend, Luna the duck. The two live happily together, swimming in their baby pool from sun up to sun down. 

Maggie (left) and her best friend Luna.

Madeline, one of her caregivers at Luvin Arms, describes Maggie’s love of water: “Every morning when we open, we have to bring buckets of water to fill Maggie and Luna’s pool. But we can never be fast enough for little Maggie! As soon as we open their door, she goes right to the empty pool and sometimes even goes in it with no water, telling us to be faster.”

Ducks have regional accents based on where they live. Like all animals, ducks quickly adapt to their surroundings, even picking up sounds from humans living in the area.

Anyone who has visited the sanctuary recently knows Maggie’s distinctive call. Some might say it sounds like a witch’s cackle. Or even the quack of Batman’s arch nemesis, the Penguin. New visitors follow the big sound Maggie makes and are quite surprised to find the diminutive duck. 

Another caregiver, Kara, describes Maggie’s personality as spicy. “Whenever we walk by, she sounds like she’s laughing at us! It always makes me laugh. She also likes to charge us when we are walking away. She acts super tough, but as soon as you try to grab her or turn around towards her, she runs away.” 

Recently, Maggie and her BFF moved to a new home at the sanctuary. 

To prevent cabin fever this winter, Luvin Arms would like to create a mentally stimulating living space in Maggie’s new home, including potted plants, hay balls, sand piles, perches, climbing structures, swings and perhaps even a water feature.

With cold winter days upon us, please consider sponsoring Maggie this month and help Luvin Arms create a stimulating new home outfitted just for Maggie and her forever friend, Luna. 


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