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Review for Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue, Littlerock, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My 7 year old daughter snuck an egg from a barnyard. Wrapped it in a blanket. Held it on her lap for the two hour drive home. We were certain it would never hatch. He became the love of her life. Sleeping next to her bed, enduring the doll outfits she dressed him in, sitting on her lap while she did homework or watched TV. He taught her responsibility, compassion and kindness. She became a vegetarian because of him. She learned what an Ornithologist was and considered becoming one someday. He calmed her wild heart and inspired her to be still for long peaceful moments. When he was 6 months old, Henry began loudly announcing to the world how much he loved Ava. A neighbor complained (not everyone speaks Rooster) Animal Control forced a little girl to give up her baby. After searching endlessly for a new home (nobody wants a rooster) Michele and Joey at Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue said, "Yes!...of course....we can take him...and Ava can visit whenever she likes." They are an amazing young couple caring for over a hundred rescued animals. They have great volunteers, but whenever we visit Joey and Michelle are always hard at work cleaning pens and mending fences. Henry only lived two more years. No one really knows why he died. We think he died of a broken heart. Michele and Joey had to make that heart wrenching phone call to us. They are good people doing incredible work. Hooves and Paws is one of the BEST rescues EVER!!

Role:  Donor