Quail family reunited after rescue from Henderson storm drain

Thanks to a Henderson animal control officer and a woman’s sharp observation, a family of quail was reunited after a swift rescue at a southeast neighborhood Saturday.

A woman, Connie Meek, was leaving her driveway in Sun City Macdonald Ranch Saturday afternoon when she saw a baby quail “disappear into the storm drain” and fall 3 feet in, her husband Ron Meek wrote to Henderson Ward II Councilwoman Debra March.

The Meeks found four baby quail running “hopelessly” in the drain, Ron Meek said.

When they called the non-emergency number for Henderson police, the woman on dispatch, who was only named as Loretta, sent out animal control officer Michael Cluff.

Cluff arrived “within a short time” Ron Meek said, and “immediately began to work on the rescue.”

Minutes later, Cluff netted the four quail out, Ron Meek said. The parents rant to them when the babies began to peep. They were then released to safety.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites

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