Photo By: Sue Guggisberg
You probably don’t remember me, but I talked to you this past June. I emailed you in desperate need of advice on chickens. I’m now emailing you to tell you I owe you a big THANK YOU for getting back to me so quickly and helping us out at that horrible time.
My daughter (Jme) and her friend had been driving down the highway, when a truck full of laying hens on their way to slaughter passed them in the opposite lane. She immediately saw, in her rear view mirror, a hen lying in the middle of the highway who had fallen off the truck. They frantically tried to get turned around to help her, praying the oncoming cars would not hit her before they could get there. A truck barely missed the hen by inches. Luckily Jme was able to scoop her up and get her safely back to the car.
That poor hen was so starved, beat up, depressed, and close to death, they could not believe she could even be alive. She was totally unable to stand, and would just roll to one side when you set her down. She hardly had any feathers, and had many cuts, and was bleeding in many places, and, we realized later, she had a broken foot (there was so much swelling).
When they brought her home, we had no idea what to do, and that’s where you came into the picture. I quickly emailed you, and you answered my questions, and told me where to go on UPC’s website for more information. You are a huge part of the reason “Baby” is here, alive and well today. In fact, her new house is being built, and she now has 5 other rescued friends (see what you started!). It is so awesome to watch her out walking on the lawn, totally in peace and sitting in the sun.
There’s nothing in the world like waking up to the sound of a crowing rooster (yes, Baby has a new boyfriend) in the early morning hours. I have sent you a couple of pictures of her. She is so beautiful. We are so proud of her. Anyway, I want to thank you for the wonderful work you do, and for being such a caring organization. – Sue Guggisberg, New Ulm, Minn. October 27, 2005