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Find-a-Friend Friday: George

November 23rd, 2012 1:02 pm by Kelly


“Stunningly handsome, George is confident and gets along well with others.”
Photos courtesy of Pasado’s Safe Haven.


 

I know that Tofurky Day has come and gone, but in honor of the holiday, today’s adoptable animal is (drumroll please) a turkey!

Depending on where you live, adoptable farmed animals aren’t always easy to find locally; birds who are exploited for their meat, like chickens and turkeys, are even rarer at shelters and humane societies. So today, let’s take a trip to Sultan, Washington, where Pasado’s Safe Haven cares for a variety of companion and farmed animals – turkeys included.

Along with Newbie and Eagle, George the turkey is one of a few lucky birds who have found refuge at Pasado’s.

George the Turkey

George is a 3 year old, male, Bronze Turkey. The Bronze turkey has very big, patterned and colored, fanning plumage to show off and this big beautiful guy is a typical older male turkey. He is very confident, and gets along well with everyone, assuming they give him room to strut and spread out those gorgeous feathers that make the turkey ladies swoon!

George is able to fly, and can go over the 4 foot fence with ease, so any family that takes George in, should be aware that he needs an extra high enclosure to keep him safe from predators. George gets along well with chickens, roosters, and other turkeys, but should be monitored when he is with other male turkeys to ensure that no rivalries are started. George loves to roost, and it is not uncommon to find him perched somewhere high, resting and watching the flock.

If you’re not set up to care for farmed animals – and, let’s face it, most of us aren’t – please consider a donation to help fund Pasado’s kind and compassionate work. Like many rescue groups, they also need volunteers, foster homes, and even an intern. Please spread the word (and spare the turkeys)!

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: Daphne

December 30th, 2011 10:59 am by Kelly


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Daphne!
Photo courtesy of C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue-Springfield.


 

Since this is the last Find-a-Friend Friday of the year, I decided to go big! Big like a farmed pig! Unfortunately, I had to head all the way over to Springfield, Missouri to find such a nonhuman in need of a home. (I’m guessing that most pigs ’round these parts end up in an abattoir. Cue sad face.) Daphne here is a baby pig who still has a lot of growing to do – but she’ll be a big girl when all is said and done. She enjoys her nomz and reportedly does a cute mealtime jig, much like my little dog friend Rennie. She walks well on a harness and leash, enjoys having her tummy rubbed, and likes to play ball – again, much like a dog. Here’s Castaway Animal Rescue Effort with more:

 

Daphne
Pig (Farm): An adoptable pig (farm) in Springfield, MO
Large • Young • Female

Kiss a pig? My name is Daphne and I am a real people pig, looking for someone to love! Truly, I’m a pig with a lot of heart. If you have a big heart too, lets get together. I like long walks on my leash and belly rubs. My hobbies are playing with my blue bouncy ball and soaking in a nice cool pool of water. Yummy treats make me talk and beg. I will follow you anyplace. I do enjoy a fine meal, it is a little embarrassing but I get so excited at meal time that I run around and act silly, jumping and twisting, but what do you expect I am a pig after all. If you are wondering about farm pigs, yes we can be loving pets if you have the room. I want a forever home with someone who thinks outside the box and can see me for the sweet heart that I am. I am just a baby now but I will get big and will need a home with plenty of room for me to grow.

Daphne is at the CARE sanctuary and is available for adoption. If you have any questions about her or are interested in meeting her please email us at: yokosw@aol.com

 

Pigs are intelligent creatures and make lovely companions, assuming you have the room. If so, please consider welcoming this shiny little soul into your home. She’s every bit as deserving as a cat or dog, dontchaknow!

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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