Thank you so much Miyashi for posting this! I have had trouble as it is not only with past rescue, but with our new girl. People think it's funny to either joke on them looking good on a dinner plate, or that this is not a worthy cause.
Edited by ShelterGirl - 7/7/11 at 10:23am
I only have this to say-
We ask for no donations. We take care of these chickens with our own money, even if it's difficult. It is because we love them and know they can provide just as much affection and joy as a dog or cat. Voting for us to get the $5,000 grant is free, and if we don't make it then there will be some other animal-related group that will. We aren't asking people to make a big leap. This grant would provide us with a brand new coop system that would provide a beautiful home for our rescues, and our older chickens.
Also, there are MANY human rights organizatons out there, and some are not very honest. Some make the money, and you never see where it goes. But how many chicken rescues do you see? Let alone how many that do not ask for help unless its a simple vote, or to support us by following our story?
Henny Penny was attacked severely by a dog last week, and the pictures I have at the moment don't do it justice. I was there when she first came in and I was rubbing her comb as they cleaned her. She was isolated for nearly 6 days when we finally were told to bring her home. And it wasn't because she was healthy- they needed the room. She is still fighting the puncture wounds, missing feathers and meat, and the chances of a broken egg or possibly getting an infection. They were even worried that the puncture wounds could have internally hurt her.
She has pulled through a week and one day so far. She has a water antibiotic, and a water electrolyte mix in case she slips back in progress. I bought this, and her feed. Almost $30. The shelter was kind enough to provide the antibiotic spray for her wounds and the cleansing wipes, an air crate to keep her in, and a carrier I took her down there with. Of course I will return the crate and carrier once they are no longer needed.
This money would not only help us continue to rescue, but would make it where roosters are seperated and aren't able to get at eachother to fight. They'd have their own seperate rooms to go into at night. There would be an isolation area for any chickens with certain needs which require them to be seperated, or for any mom and chicks that may be brought in.
I know that it doesn't seem like much, but meet Henny Penny. Meet Pickles. See it in their faces now. Pickles wanted nothing to do with me when I first held him, and now that spoiled baby thinks he IS a person. Henny Penny was lethargic and wouldn't even eat. Now she talks to you, is eating and drinking well, and she is healing.
Sorry for the long reply...but thank you to anyone who helps and supports our family's cause.