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Statue Unveiled at Stanley Park to Honor ‘Ozzie the Duck’


WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Westfield residents are remembering a friendly fowl who entertained Stanley Park for years.

Ozzie the duck became a fixture in the park because of his unique look and friendly disposition.

Unfortunately, he was killed two years ago.

To honor his memory, the staff at Stanley Park decided to collect pennies that were used to create a statue in his likeness, and Friday, that statue was unveiled to dozens of kids.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a human or an animal or a duck. They deserve respect and honor and caring for because they’re innocent creatures like we are and we just don’t do what they did to Ozzie, and that’s why we’re going to remember him here at Stanley Park,” says Robert McKean, Director of Stanley Park.

The staff also plans to install another surveillance camera to discourage others from harming the animals at Stanley Park.