Many farm animals are victims of simple neglect, as is the case for Clementine, a recently arrived hen at our New York Shelter. Clementine was taken into a bar and left there as a prank, without concern for what would happen to her. Some patrons spent the evening trying to find her home, but with no luck. Eventually, she was taken in by a wildlife rehabber, who then thankfully brought her to us, where she can receive the care and attention she deserves.
Clementine was a little thin when she was brought to us, but otherwise in good condition. And, since she is chatty and sweet, and prone to curiously and playfully pecking at people who come into her barn stall, many of the staff here have already become very fond of her. When she isn’t hanging out in her nest, she is often found serenely perched on top of her water bowl, which is a really cute sight to see!
In her short time here, Clementine has also made a close friend in Clarence rooster. He too was a victim of neglect, but with far worse consequences. Left with no shelter in below-zero conditions, Clarence lost all the tips of his comb and two toes to frostbite. But now he is doing well in his stall next to Clementine. The two chat throughout the day, and when they are both deemed healthy enough to enter the main population, they will likely live together and spend full, happy lives by one another’s sides.