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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Duck Gets Restraining Order

How cool is this!

A pet duck named Circles, shot and wounded by a neighbor with a pellet gun, has received an order of protection to keep it safe, the first duck in New York state's Suffolk County to benefit from such an order.

Circles was in its owner's backyard on Long Island -- long known as a habitat for wild waterfowl -- when it was shot by a neighbor through the neck, said Michelle Auletta, prosecutor at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

In 2006, former New York Governor George Pataki signed into law a provision to include pets in orders of protection.

Photo by busymonster.

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