Sunday, October 18, 2009
Can you help chickens at the animal shelter?
Yes, chickens wind up at the animal shelter just like any other kind of animal, but it's not usually the first place people think to look. For a small adoption fee, you can spare these chickens from an untimely demise and add a new bird to your flock.
Here in the Bay Area, there are several chickens available right now (shelter names are linked to the respective web sites for follow-up):
At the Oakland Animal Shelter:
5 Sebright Bantam Hens
1 Sebright Bantam Rooster
1 Crested Polish Hen
1 Crested Polish Rooster
San Francisco Animal Care & Control:
3 teenager chicks
1 teenager hen
1 Chinese Silkie Hen
SPCA for Monterey County:
If you think you can afford to house one more chicken, please consider reaching out to help those whose time is running out at a shelter near you.
A big thanks to Anne M, a volunteer at the Oakland Animal Shelter, for her helpful reminder and for the photos of the chickens available in Oakland in this post.