Chickens apprehended while crossing the road

White Rock

2023-07-18 17:25 PDT

Early Sunday morning, White Rock RCMP officers on patrol came across two chickens crossing the road in a residential neighbourhood. Fearful they would get hit by a vehicle, officers seized them and began looking for their owners.

Later in the day, unable to locate the owners, police reached out to Mari Lalana at Small Blessings Retreat for help. Mari advised she could clear a shed in her backyard to turn it into a chicken coop quarantine and provide them with a temporary home. Mari does have several chickens on the farm but any new chickens can not be added to the flock before a two week quarantine. As they entered the coop, they were delighted to see that Mari had laid out a buffet of plump blueberries and other goodies for them to eat and they settled right in for the night.

While getting set up at Small Blessings, we received a message from Keryn Denroche at Kindred Farm who offered to give the girls a forever home if the owners could not be located. Arrangements were made to have the girls transported from their temporary home at Small Blessings to Kindred Farm that afternoon where they were welcomed by Keryn and a host of their special volunteers (and a platter of grapes)! They will spend the rest of their lives here, safe, with other chicken friends, as well as bunnies, horses, cows, a very special turkey and more!

While all this was happening, we also received a call back from Diane Marsh from The Happy Herd who also offered to give them a permanent home! While the plans were already in motion to move them to Kindred Farm, The Happy Herd was just as willing to give them the same amazing life.

We thank all three organizations for their willingness to help and for what they do in the community. More information on them and the wonderful programs they have can be found at Small Blessings Kindred Farm  and Happy Herd

Two RCMP officers holding chickens


Released by

Cst. Chantal Sears

Media Relation Officer
White Rock RCMP
15299 Pacific Ave. White Rock BC V4B 1R1
Office: 778-545-4788
Fax: 778-545-5192


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