MEHOOPANY, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It was a case of “fowl play” in Philadelphia. More than 1,000 baby chickens were found in a makeshift contraption with no food or water.
The Pennsylvania SPCA said just over a week ago, the 1,135 live chicks were removed from deplorable conditions in an empty lot.
The owner was allegedly raising the birds for food and admitted to losing many more chickens before authorities arrived.
Indra Lahiri is the founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Wyoming County.
In addition to rescuing two of the cornish cross chickens, she’s helping the PSPCA find good homes for the rest.
“We are hoping every single one of these individual, sweet, precious beings finds themselves in a loving home or sanctuary with excellent care for the rest of their lives,” said Lahiri.
If you’re interested in adopting chickens or volunteering to transport them, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indraloka Animal Sanctuary will be offering free courses next month to teach people how to take care of the animals.
The Pennsylvania SPCA hasn’t named the owner or said if any charges will be filed.