Lovebird swans reunited on water
Published: July 14, 2008 | 7195th good news item since 2003
It was a scene that could have come straight from any screen classic – a loving couple reunited after being forced to spend 10 days apart.
But the stars of this romantic tale were a pair of Shropshire swans which had to be separated after the cob suffered devastating injuries in a dog attack.
The pair had lived happily together on the pools in Court Street in Madeley, Telford, for seven years until the male was attacked by a loose dog on July 4.
He sustained severe injuries to his left wing and had to be rescued in an operation including firefighters using their rescue boat and RSPCA officers.
He was given emergency treatment by a vet before being nursed back to health at Much Wenlock’s Cuan House wildlife rescue centre.
After making a full recovery, the swan was released back to his devoted partner, who was waiting on the water, today by animal collection officer Elaine Williams.