BENEFITING: Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc
When Eva was just six weeks old, she was left in a crate on the side of a New York City street without food or water. After days of suffering, she was one of 56 chickens rescued by Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. Had she not been rescued, she would have been killed as part of a religious ritual.
Eva is a Cornish Cross breed chicken, the #1 type of chicken raised and killed for human consumption. So many of these chickens are slaughtered each year (263 EACH SECOND) that they are made to grow extremely large extremely fast so they can be killed as babies. This rapid growth results in a slew of health issues, top among them mobility issues.
We noticed Eva had a slight limp and brought her into our hospital for bed rest. Suddenly her limp grew worse, with her legs splaying. Our veterinarian explained to us that the combination of rough handling by humans prior to her rescue and her large size has caused lasting ligament issues, making it increasingly difficult for her to walk. Normally very adventurous, Eva clearly misses her days of running and exploring at the sanctuary.
Fortunately, our veterinarian is amazing and believes that through repeated splinting, Eva will once again be able to walk! Throughout August, we will embark once a week with Eva on a 90 minute drive to have a new splint put into place. We are so excited to watch her recover! But not quite as excited about the price tag of her vet visits... a combined $1,200. Any amount you feel comfortable contributing so helps in our efforts to cover Eva's veterinary care!