A few days ago, I watched unfold an event that served to reinforce my occasional flagging faith in humanity.
A seagull had been hit, perhaps by a vehicle, and sat by the roadside, unable to fly because of a severed wing. Two passersby helped me get
the injured bird into a crate and wrapped in a blanket, to be delivered to a local vet. The bird was taken and, as per my request, put out of its misery.
“Will there be a charge?” I asked.
“No, we get requests like this all the time.”
It’s encouraging to realize there are others who are willing to go out of their way to do all within their power to prevent an injured bird from further suffering.
I was moved. Obviously the so-called “milk of human kindness” still flows. I would like to highlight the role played by the Good Samaritans who spontaneously came to the assistance of a bird in pain.
Burton K. Janes