The birds were left scared and abandoned in a box

Friday 1 November 2013

An incident where two chickens were left scared and abandoned in a cardboard box on a street in Porthcawl has left the RSPCA bemused.

The two chickens were found in the box outside a house in Lime Tree Way, Porthcawl last night (31/10/13). The box had been painted and was tied up like a present, lights had been attached and air holes had been cut out. Inside the box were two chickens, some straw and chicken feed.

Inspector Gemma Cooper said: “How these chickens ended up in this box is a complete mystery. The box would have taken sometime to design so obviously a lot of effort has gone into this prank.

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The box was highly decorated

“I’m appealing for information about how these chickens ended up here and for anyone who may be missing these birds to get in touch.

“Although the chickens were not injured they were extremely scared, I am all for Halloween fun, but not when it puts animal welfare at risk”.

The chickens have been named Marjorie and Peggy and are currently in the care of the RSPCA.

Anyone with information or who recognises these birds is asked to contact the Inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018. All calls will be treated in confidence.

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