Search ends af­ter bird is found dead

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Open For Business - By Ai­dan Bar­low

A pet owner says her last budgeri­gar has been found dead af­ter it made a flight for free­dom at the week­end.

Su­san Vaden­court re­ported that Molly the budgie had flown out of the front door of her home in Wye on Satur­day.

Molly had been res­cued by the RSPCA be­fore Ms Vaden­court gave it a new home.

The dis­ap­pear­ance prompted a search on so­cial me­dia and Ms Vaden­court also posted leaflets around the vil­lage in the hope of its return.

But yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day) she re­ported the news that the bird was dead.

She posted on Face­book: “To ev­ery­one who kindly for­warded my post about our beloved budgie Molly, I need to sadly in­form you that her lit­tle body has been found.

“It was only two blocks away from home. She is now at peace and back home with her bereft fam­ily.

“The lovely stranger who found her put her into a beau­ti­ful box un­til we could be no­ti­fied.

“Thank you to ev­ery­one who looked out for her. It re­stores one’s faith in hu­man­ity.

“The kind­ness of strangers has been over­whelm­ing and we thank you from the bot­tom of our hearts.”

Ms Vaden­court, a neona­tal nurse, had pre­vi­ously kept many bud­gies at the aviary in her gar­den, where the birds en­joyed the chance to fly and ex­er­cise.

She had also adapted a win­dow at the back of her home to al­low bud­gies to come in to her home if they were cold, and said that Molly had re­cently spent a lot of time with her fol­low­ing the death of com­pan­ion Char­lie.

In the past she re­ported how other pet birds had also es­caped, in­clud­ing Bram­ley in 2013, Baby in 2015, and Char­lie last year.

Budgeri­gar Molly went miss­ing af­ter fly­ing out of the front door of a home in Wye

Su­san Vaden­court said the of­fers of help had re­stored her faith in hu­man­ity

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