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Remembering Reva (June 3 - October 24, 2016)

Our dear Reva fell out of the truck that was taking him and thousands of other baby chickens to be slaughtered when on Friday evening June 3rd he was rescued from the highway by Kathy and Tom O’Hara and brought the following day to United Poultry Concerns to live out his life. We told his story in the previous issue of Poultry Press, of how a nearly fatal day turned fateful for one bird out of thousands because of the kindness of strangers and the luck of “the fall.” As a chicken bred to grow fast and huge, he struggled with his body, yet enabled himself to walk eventually, until he collapsed under his terrible weight and could no longer get off the ground or control the body he was trapped in. On Monday October 24th, our veterinarian Dr. Paula Cameron came to our sanctuary and put Reva to rest with a sedative followed by the injection he never felt as he passed away, surrounded and embraced by loved ones.
Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns

Reva walking in the traffic lane Cars drove by Reva on the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge until he was gathered into safety and care. Photo by Kathy & Tom O’Hara

Reva walking in the grass Reva found love and happiness at United Poultry Concerns. Photo by Karen Davis

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