November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving For A Poolesville Turkey

Five turkeys enjoy a unique life at the Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville. Rescued from their original fates, these birds are now provided with food, comfort and the chance at a long life. One of these turkeys, Opal, was rescued by two women after falling from a truck on her way to the slaughter house. Although her beak and feet are cut and she suffers from arthritis, staff member Carol Sutton said she still enjoys being around people. The staff keep Opal safe and comfortable in her own house and bring her out to socialize with the other birds during the day. Poplar Springs celebrated the turkeys and other rescued animals at the sanctuary with their annual "Thanksgiving For The Turkeys" event on Saturday. SOURCE: North Potomac Patch

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