Chicken Run Rescue: An Oasis of Peace

Matt with a chicken
Matt Schroeder holds a chicken at our 2013 tour of Chicken Run Rescue

Compassionate Action for Animals is hosting a tour of Chicken Run Rescue on Saturday, August 9th, from noon to 1:00 p.m. I hope you’ll come and experience for yourself the peace and healing of this chicken sanctuary in Minneapolis.

Two years ago, I had an amazing experience visiting Chicken Run Rescue, which provides temporary shelter and veterinary care for neglected, abused, and abandoned chickens and works to find adopters in the Twin Cities area. It’s a little oasis of peace in the middle of a busy city. I had passed by the sanctuary many times, and I was surprised that something like this existed.

I was even more surprised by what I saw there. Some of the chickens had been seriously wounded before being rescued from cockfighting rings. Others had been abandoned in the suburbs by “backyard farmers.” (One chicken had lost most of his feet to frostbite.) I didn’t see any indication that their difficult pasts had scarred them, however; they all seemed playful and peaceful, and my whole family had a lot of fun watching them run around together. Clearly, Chicken Run Rescue had allowed them a chance to heal in every way.

I got to hold a chicken, which was really special. If you visit Chicken Run Rescue’s Facebook page, you can see Shirley, Buster, Britt, and other chickens you might get to hold!

RSVP on our Facebook event page or email me at We will send the event location to those who RSVP that they are attending.


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