When a Baby Chick Grows Up
With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, one unlikely pet came to the spotlight, chicks. The rise of chicks as pets has provided an unexpected outlet of emotional support for Americans in need of some light in their lives. Social media began to explode with postings of people with their new baby chicks, and then the hype died down almost as quickly as it started. You may have wondered, where are the baby chicks now and what happens when they grow up?
It’s hard to dispute, baby chicks are adorable creatures, but these delightful little animals tend to become more work as they get older. Most of the adopted chicks in 2021 were abandoned, died from improper care, or were surrendered. Baby chicks require specific needs to thrive, and adult chicken ownership is regulated in most cities. Some of the adopters of these chicks did plan ahead; those lucky chicks now have a new home in a backyard chicken coop!
It’s important to consider how your animal may change as they grow up and remember pets are cute, loving creatures who deserve to be treated well. Whether it’s a dog, cat, or baby chick, getting an animal is a commitment! If you are thinking about getting a baby chick this spring, here are some resources to help you decide if you’re ready for the commitment.
Are you looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?
Well, the Animal Care Foundation needs help at our Annual Spring Seminar. This is our oldest fundraising activity! It is a continuing education event for veterinary professionals in need of credits for renewing their licenses. We are looking for help two weeks before the event as well as during the event itself. Details are below. If you are interested in helping out please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a message through FB or Instagram.
Volunteer Before the Event:
Where: Community location TBD
When: Sometime the the week of May 2nd (we can schedule this with interested volunteers)
What: Putting together folders for registrants, folding tent cards, assembling gift baskets, and organizing registration
Volunteer at the Event:
Where: Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
When: Thursday May 19th, 2022
8:00 am - 9:15 am (Setting up for the event and helping with checking attendees in)
11:00 am - 12:45 pm (Serving and cleaning up boxed lunch from Panera)
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm (Tearing down, packing up, and loading cars)
Animal Care Foundation
Providing elderly and disabled community members access to veterinary care for their beloved pet.