Lola and Ester’s story: two free sisters

It’s time to introduce you to two very special refugees. They have ceased to be a product to be consumed  and slaves of a system of exploitation. Now they live being taken care of and respected in their refuge.

A couple of months ago a notice arrived about two hens in an animal shelter of the state. Apparently they arrived there after a seizure in a restaurant, where they possibly would have ended up being served as food…
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We continue to give you updates about Ekaitz, although this week is not good: in the last veterinary review we discovered that one of the possible chronic problems that Ekaitz could suffer from is peritonitis, a disease unfortunately very common in hens that come from exploitation. It manifests as an internal insertion of the egg, which descends into the abdominal cavity and causes fluid to be released in the abdomen, affecting other organs. The symptoms may also be indicative of a tumor in the ovary. Both are serious illnesses that could have caused death if they had not been detected in time.

After performing an X-ray and sonography, the veterinarian recommended stabilizing her with antibiotics, and after 15 days suggested to do an endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and see what the next step is to help her feel better. At all times we were with her and pampering her, as she calms down with our presence. Now she is at home receiving the necessary treatment and care while waiting to be tested.

We will do everything possible so that Ekaitz can enjoy the life she deserves!

Ekaitz

We want that this section to be a window into the safe space, free of oppression, that we want to create, so today we inaugurated it by presenting to you the first free refugee: Ekaitz.
  

 

Ekaitz appeared wandering on a road near a free range farm. After almost being run over, we were able to rescue her without problems and, as you will see, she is very used to human company.We are thinking that she was able to escape from their exploiter by being separated from their companions to be sacrificed, since Ekaitz, due to several chronic health problems, cannot continue to lay eggs.

Now, with vigilance, care, and periodic medical treatment, you can live in peace and develop her whole personality.

Ekaitz is curious, communicative and very intelligent. She loves to take sand baths when the sun is up and to peck the wet grass, but she also enjoys human companionship (especially when we share our food with her!).