MALDEN – When it comes to Massachusetts wildlife in trouble, too often it seems like the stories you read and the videos you see have to do with deer on the side of the road or raccoons who have found themselves stuck in a precarious situation. However, just because these are the most common animals to be found in the areas surrounding Boston, that does not mean that they are the only ones who are in need of some support from time to time. This is most strongly evidenced by the swan rescue that recently transpired in Malden.
Recently, a young swan was seen injured in Malden, and Linda Amato took it under her wing to help nurse and rehabilitate it to full health. She also made sure that no one who did not have the proper understanding of how to help the swan touched it. The recovery process was quite meticulous and Amato was commended for her caretaking and her efforts to help the recovering swan.
Once the swan had healed, however, Amato was joined by the Malden Police Department to release the swan back into the wild, where it belongs. You can watch the beautiful story of the rescue of a graceful, aquatic bird reach its lovely conclusion in the video below, which was shared by Malden Police's official Facebook page.
The release occurred at the Malden River as the group of good Samaritans and law officers hope that the swan will eventually find its way back to its family of swans.
In a Facebook post, the Malden Police Department wrote, "As you can see from the video the swan is happy to be free again. Thanks to Linda and Captain Cronin who assisted in the release."
Too often, it can probably be just so easy to move on from wounded animals and not help them. But when people like Linda and the Malden Police do their part to help, they show that we are all connected in this world. All animals just want to help one another. And it feels good.