Learn about the rescue of the “Quack Pack.” One Sunday in late July, Animal Control Officer Gina Manski of Northbrook, IL received a frantic call from a friend who had READ ON
Animal Rescue Stories
The Quack Pack: Domestic Ducks Dumped in Park Rescued!
Sally Came from a Place that Should Not Exist Today
When I learned about Sally’s rescue from a Chicago slaughterhouse we have been working on closing, I knew what this rescue would expose. I’ve been inside this place. I’ve seen READ ON
11 Abandoned King Pigeons (Squab) Rescued!
Free from Harm is working with Chicago Bird Collision Monitors on a rescue of 11 King pigeons — the white domestic variety that are raised for meat (squab) and ceremonial READ ON
Incredible Rescue of 42 Piglets From Gas Chamber
While many consumers are aware of the hellish conditions on pig factory farms, there are some especially horrific practices this industry still manages to keep largely hidden from the general READ ON
Sanctuaries Teach Us What Farms Can’t
Farmers continually claim that the rest of us should visit a farm to educate ourselves about animals. But my response to farmers is that they could stand to learn a READ ON
A Hurricane of Distortions Surrounding Animals and Veganism
Somehow, during the recent hurricanes, a perfect storm was created for glorifying animal exploitation and ridiculing veganism (of all things). Letting these distortions go unchallenged would be a great injustice, READ ON
Bodhi: The Story of an Abandoned and Rescued Rooster
Bhodi was found on the side of the road on the Northwest side of Chicago on the evening of December 19th, 2016. Learn about his story and the implications it READ ON
The Chicken Chronicles: Tales from the Coop
Beyond being a food source, what do we really know about the chicken, a bird species that has been evolving since the time of the dinosaurs? The Chicken Chronicles is READ ON
Rescue Exposes Free Range, Organic Hens Worse Off than Caged
Tucked down a country road is a farm raising “pasture-based” hens for egg production. Peering into the field, it’s hard to see the pasture. I see acres of dirt and READ ON
Baby Hen Found Near Death Off Busy Street
Rosa is a tiny little red hen only a few months old who a kind young lady named Jessica found lying motionless off of the side of a busy city READ ON
Duckling Couple Rescued and Provided a Forever Home!
Early this month, an animal control officer spotted a duckling couple who had been abandoned in a retaining pond in a suburb of Chicago. She named them John and Grace. READ ON
The Blind Chick and Her Guardian Angel
A few weeks ago I learned about a blind chick in need of a new home. After a few email exchanges, I discovered that the chick’s caretaker lived only about READ ON
What’s the Point of Keeping a Hen Who Cannot Lay Eggs?
A few years ago, I adopted a hen about whom I knew very little except that a farmer did not want her anymore because she had stopped laying eggs. The READ ON
Galliano: Our Little Bantam Rooster Rescue
I brought home our rescue Galliano, and for the next four weeks, he was my closest companion, following me everywhere around the house, perching on my arm or shoulder while READ ON
Ginger and Fred: Two Lucky Ducks!
In the first week of May, Red Door Animal Shelter notified us that they had rescued two Pekin ducks, a bonded couple, who were now in need of a permanent READ ON
A Mother At Last
In a natural environment, chicks would spend much of their first weeks of life peeping out from under their mother’s wings, or exploring by her side, feeling nurtured and protected. READ ON
The Chicken Chronicles Part II: From Battery Cage to Sanctuary
The poultry industry represents chickens bred for food as mentally vacuous, eviscerated organisms. Hens bred for commercial egg production are said to be suited to a caged environment, with no READ ON
Sam: The Rooster Who Tried to Cross the Road
On the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, Nancy and her husband were busy doing errands and driving down a bustling four-lane Cicero Avenue in Chicago when Nancy spotted a chicken READ ON
Injured Chicken Found in Chicago Alley
The circumstances surrounding our latest rescue, an injured chicken we named Peter, remain largely a mystery. What we do know is that he was found all alone and motionless in READ ON
Amy: The Face of So-Called Humane Meat
The story of Amy the turkey depicts a miraculous rescue and recovery in the face of great odds and exposes the truth behind so-called humane meat. Sandra Higgins, the director READ ON