Sanctuary uses IKEA bags to rescue its swans

Swans are being rescued using big blue IKEA bags after hundreds were donated to a refuge for suffering animals.

The Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre appealed for the trademark Frakta bags on Facebook to help them carry the majestic birds.

Swans rescued by Secret World in Somerset – with the help of some Ikea bags.

Staff at the IKEA Reading store spotted their post and sent over 300, attaching a heart-warming letter.

“It’s been talked about, made into dog-ponchos, used as a fashion accessory, for exercising… and now used to rescue swans,” the letter read.

Swans rescued by Secret World in Somerset – with the help of some Ikea bags.

“Now we think that’s great! It must be the most hardworking bag in the world.”

Big and sturdy, the 50p IKEA bags have been on the shelves for the last 30 years.

Swans rescued by Secret World in Somerset – with the help of some Ikea bags.

They are ideal for transporting the birds and making sure their wings don’t flap about, keeping them and their handlers safe.

The note from Ikea donating 300 blue bags to Secret World animal charity.

 

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