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Wednesday, 18-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Our rescued babies

Bad gash from cage door
Butt injury
Another bad gash
Hurt wing with gash in it
New home - safe at last!
These are the poor babies that were rescued after falling from a truck. The gashes on them are consistent with what I have seen other chickens suffer after having been shut in the door of the cage as they were loaded into on the truck. We are attempting to save these poor babies and give them a better life here with us. If you have found this page without reading the post at my Yahoo group, then you may learn more by reading there. I have a post on the blog also.

If you are able and would like to make a donation to help with the vet bills for these babies, there is a PayPal button on the blog for that purpose. The babies and I would thank you very much for your caring concern and generosity. They also need your positive thoughts, healing energy, and prayers for their speedy recovery. As you can see, their injuries are pretty bad.

We will do everything in our power to help these babies live a long and happy life here, where they never need to worry about being treated cruelly again. We have named them Hope and Faith. Hope - for the hope that they will pull through and recover fully
and
Faith - for the faith we have that enough people will care enough to help these babies and not condone this sort of cruelty by buying and consuming chickens, especially those that Tyson sells.

Babies like these suffer and die every day. Only you can decide whether you support this sort of cruelty or not. We have hope and faith that you will not. This didn't have to happen. It is all so unnecessary with all the vegetarian/vegan options that there are today.

UPDATE: We just back back from taking Faith to the vet. If you read the post on the blog, then you already know that Hope didn't make it. Anyway, the vet gave Faith a shot of penicillin that was enough to hold her for a couple of days. She looked her over good and found infection, which we already knew about, of course. She also gave us some stuff to clean her wounds out with. If she makes it over the next couple of days, then we will take her back to see about another shot or whatever else may be needed. Mostly, now it will come down to her will to live and our ability to care for her. We have done about all we can do for her at this point, besides just nursing-type care. Hopefully she will pull through. We are doing our best.

2nd UPDATEFaith just died, too. I wrote about what the vet said at the group before she died, but not yet on the blog. In fact, I was in the middle of making the latest update at the group when Faith breathed her last. Laura was typing it for me, ad I had my hand on her, so she did not die alone and unloved. It was peaceful. She just went to sleep. I will get the blog updated with this information soon, too. Right now I need to go dig a grave. Thanks everyone for your concern and support through this terrible ordeal. I am sure that the babies would thank you, too, if they could.
At least they are not suffering anymore.

Now, we just have to continue to try to help the rest of the babies that are just like them. There are billions of them every year. It is so unnecessary! This does NOT have to happen! Don't condone such cruelty when you make your choices at the store. Please. Go veg*n. Do it for Hope and Faith - and the billions of others just like them. Do it for yourself. You will be glad you did. We are.


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