A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR EIGHT SPCA TURKEYS TRANSFERRED TO FARM SANCTUARY

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By: Gina Browning, SPCA Director of Public Relations, 716-629-3505


SEE VIDEO OF THE TURKEYS HERE!

It's a happy Thanksgiving for eight young turkeys who were surrendered to the SPCA on November 6.

The six-month-old turkeys, all in good health, were brought to the SPCA after recent circumstances rendered the owners unable to keep them. SPCA Farm Manager Sheila Foss contacted representatives of FARM SANCTUARY, a Watkins Glen, NY-based farm animal protection organization, and the organization was all too happy to help. 

"Let me put it this way," says Foss. "These birds were raised with very different plans in mind. I'm thrilled that the owner had the foresight to turn to the SPCA for help once she realized she could no longer care for these animals. Not only was Farm Sanctuary kind enough to accept every single one of these young animals...they even took care of transferring them. We couldn't ask for a better organization to work with, and I am confident these turkeys are going to lead long, happy lives." See video of the turkeys and their pre-transport moments here.

Foss adds, "It's important animal owners know the SPCA is here to help, even when it comes to farm animals. When animal owners realize they're in over their heads and cannot provide proper care to an animal...any animal...contact us for assistance before the situation gets out of hand. That's what we're here for."

For more information on farm animals and how the SPCA can help when help is necessary, contact Foss at the SPCA: 716-629-3511.