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Find-a-Friend Friday: 45 21 Baby Chicks!

May 25th, 2012 11:00 am by Kelly


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Baby chickens!
Photos courtesy of Animal Kingdom Rescue.


 

Animal Kingdom Rescue in Trenton, Missouri recently took in 45 Leghorn chickens. These sweet little babies were saved from certain death after they’d outlived their usefulness in a local college class. Now they’re all need in of homes! Adopt two or four or twelve, won’t you? Chickens make wonderful friends!

 

45 baby chicks
Chicken: An adoptable barnyard bird in Trenton, MO
Medium • Baby • Male

These 45 little Leghorn chicks were rescued from euthanasia after a college class. Half of them were hatched on 4-13-12 and the other half hatched on 4-20-12. There is a mix of hens and roosters. It will most likely be required for each adopter that wishes to adopt hens to adopt at least one rooster. There is a 5.00 adoption fee per chick. All potential adopters will be asked to fill out an adoption application and supply pictures of where the chicks will be housed. E-mail to request a application and include a short summary of your purpose in adopting chickens and a description of the housing you have. Note: The picture was taken on 4-22-12, so the chicks have grown since the picture was taken.

More about 45 baby chicks
Pet ID: chicks • Primary color: White

 

Emergency Turlock Hen Rescue Benefit Day – this Saturday, March 3!

February 29th, 2012 6:19 pm by Kelly


By now you might have heard about the massive rescue of thousands of chickens from an egg farm in Turlock, California. A few weeks ago, A&L Poultry decided to stop feeding the 50,000 “layer” hens at the facility, abandoning them to a slow death by starvation. When local animal rescue groups got wind of the situation, they stepped up to save as many hens as they could – but not before going up against local authorities, who were intent on killing the birds.

While most of the hens perished, local rescue groups – led by Animal Place and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary – were able to save more than 4,400 of these lovely ladies. Animal Place is caring for the overwhelming majority of the survivors; you can follow their progress on their website and tumblog.

As you can imagine, what’s being called the “largest rescue of farmed animals” in California – and perhaps US – history is a costly ordeal. Vegan-owned businesses, being the meccas of awesomeness that they are, are stepping up to help! This Saturday, March 3, a number of businesses are donating some (or, in at least one case, ALL) of their proceeds to the rescue effort. This includes Food Fight! and Herbivore Clothing Companyso if you were thinking of stocking up on some vegan groceries or animal rights swag, Saturday is the day! Grab some vegan meats and cheeses for your pizza-making needs – and even some Dandies and Hazelnut Butter for a breakfast pizza or two. Get gluttonous, it’s for a good cause! (Deets here.)

Of course, if you don’t need anything or would rather all your funds go toward the hen rescue, you can always make a direct donation: here for Animal Place and there for Harvest Home. Your gift can literally help to save a life – such as that of this rescued hen, shown here taking her very first steps outside after a life spent confined to a battery cage.

There are no words.

If you happen to live nearby, Animal Place is also in need of volunteers as well as adoptive homes for some of the birds.

Not in a position to do either? Spread the word!

* Photos by Animal Place’s Marji Beach. I intentionally didn’t include any of the more traumatic ones – and they are super-traumatic, to the point that I can’t so much as think about them without needing to cry-vomit – ’cause I didn’t want to bum y’all out. But you can view all of Marji’s photos on flickr: Turlock Hen Rescue Set.

Find-a-Friend Friday: Larry, Moe & Curly

November 25th, 2011 9:45 am by Kelly


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Allow me to introduce you to Larry!
Or is this Moe? Hmmm, he could be Curly, too.
HSMO used the same photo for all three Bantam roosters and didn’t specify.
No matter! I’m sure they’re all equally handsome guys!
CC image via the Humane Society of Missouri / Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.


 

Seeing as it’s the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I really wanted to make a turkey our Friday friend in need. Alas, there are none to be found at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, the closest major farmed animal sanctuary to Kansas City. Ah well. They do have chickens, though! Close, if not totally seasonal. That’s okay though, since chickens rock just as hard as turkeys.

Larry, Moe and Curly are a trio of Bantam roosters who arrived at the rescue ranch together as strays. All three are about a year and a half old, and have been at the shelter since May 2011. The three get on well together, but have not yet been introduced to females. Longmeadow doesn’t specify that the three must be adopted together – but really, wouldn’t that be dandy? Let’s make it happen, people!

Here are each of their listings in turn:

 

LARRY – ID#A509360

I am an unaltered male, black and white Bantam mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 5 months old.

I have been at the shelter since May 17, 2011.

Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal: Larry, Moe and Curly all came into our shelters as strays. They were not claimed and are now up for adoption. They get along with each other for now but we have also not introduced them to hens yet. They are very cute and perch in the same order and facing alternating directions every night.

Adoption fee: $5 each

For more information about this animal, call:
Humane Society of Missouri – Longmeadow at (636) 583-8759
Ask for information about animal ID number A509360

MOE – ID#A509364

I am an unaltered male, black and white Bantam.

The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 5 months old.

I have been at the shelter since May 17, 2011.

Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal: Larry, Moe and Curly all came into our shelters as strays. They were not claimed and are now up for adoption. They get along with each other for now but we have also not introduced them to hens yet. They are very cute and perch in the same order and facing alternating directions every night.

Adoption fee: $5 each

For more information about this animal, call:
Humane Society of Missouri – Longmeadow at (636) 583-8759
Ask for information about animal ID number A509364

CURLY – ID#A509361

I am an unaltered male, black and white Bantam.

The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 5 months old.

I have been at the shelter since May 17, 2011.

Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal: Larry, Moe and Curly all came into our shelters as strays. They were not claimed and are now up for adoption. They get along with each other for now but we have also not introduced them to hens yet. They are very cute and perch in the same order and facing alternating directions every night.

Adoption fee: $5 each

For more information about this animal, call:
Humane Society of Missouri – Longmeadow at (636) 583-8759
Ask for information about animal ID number A509361

 

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is located on 165 acres near Union, Missouri – a four-hour drive from KCMO. Stop by during their Open House / Adoption Days to meet all the lovely animals who call Longmeadow home: horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, cows, even a parakeet! $15 and a weekend out is a small price to pay for everlasting friendship!

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