Clyde the Character
Animal Stories from


Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
May 2016

clyde rooster

Clyde came to us as so many chickens do: a call from a good samaritan, in this case someone who found him in rough shape on the streets of New York City.

There are lots and lots of slaughterhouses in the metro area, many of them storefront “Live Kill” markets. Sometimes animals manage to escape, either during transport or from the slaughterhouse. They are also sometimes purchased for use in religious rituals and then discarded.

clyde rooster
Wishing he could drive a stick

We don’t know his exact story, of course, but a big piece of his comb (the red fleshy bit surrounding the head) appeared to have been cut off.

clyde rooster
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It took Clyde a hot minute to decide he was in charge. He recovered quickly and then he took it upon himself to patrol the outside of the Animal Treatment Center and greets all who arrive.

He is amenable to hugs (on his own terms, of course).

clyde rooster

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