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California rescue flying 1,000 Iowa hens back to sanctuary

 


FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A California farm animal sanctuary is spending thousands of dollars to send two cargo planes to Iowa to rescue 1,000 chickens that were going to be euthanized at a struggling egg farm.

Workers affiliated with the sanctuary Animal Place loaded chickens onto the planes Saturday morning at the Fort Dodge, Iowa, airport. The group planned to fly the hens in more than 60 crates to California, where they will be taken to the group's sanctuary near Grass Valley, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.

The organizations' director, Kim Sturla, said Friday the hens came from...



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