Don’t count your chicks before they hatch!
On a Monday in June, SALI's Farm got a call from a local farm about two baby chicks who were at risk of being killed. Their only crime, out of 50 chicks in a box, they had bad legs (either born this way or were injured in transportation).
They were scheduled to be killed, but the kind wife of the farmer asked us to take them in. We renamed them Thelma & Louise after the dynamic duo Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in this classic movie.
Is that a rooster?
As Louise grew, we not only became smitten, but we questioned her gender. If only we had a toonie for every time someone said, “is that a rooster?” It’s easy enough to see now, that yes indeed, Louise is a rooster, but you have to forgive us in that we had never rescued a rooster before. And Louise just didn’t fit the rooster temperament - he is the opposite - kind, gentle and adores people.
In this regard, Louise will win over the heart of anyone who meets him and you will see why he suits his name. He shows children and adults that you need to always stay true to your heart and never listen to anyone telling you who you are meant to be.
Make way for a rooster in a wheelchair
Louise needs a little extra care due to his bad leg, and a wheelchair is just the ticket. It was custom made just for him, and we just need to get him used to it and see that it will take a load off of his bad leg. Nothing says, “anything is possible” to the children more than a rooster in a wheelchair.
There is hope for anyone and everyone.
Donate to Louise
Here are some items Louise loves and needs on a regular basis:
$20 Breakfast of Champions:
"I’ll do anything for Michael’s Bakery granola - even take my medicine!"
$50 Sweet Dreams on a Fresh Bed of Pine Shavings:
"I share my bed with my girlfriend who’s the messiest housekeeper."
$75 Magnificent Specimen:
"This is what my bird vet calls me in spite of my disability. My vet bills for 2016 totalled $2,284!"
"My chicken coop is getting a makeover to make room in the inn for more feathered friends."
SALI's Farm offers a permanent home to abused and neglected animals who are considered “useless.” Louise is out to win over your heart and help you discover the wonderful and delightful world of chickens, if they are only given a chance. Louise is now in his forever home and will pay it forward by partnering with at risk children to help them heal.