UPC Sanctuary Needs Your Help
United Poultry Concerns provides a permanent loving home for chickens and other rescued birds. When we moved from Maryland to our Machipongo, Virginia headquarters in 1998, we brought with us 65 rescued chickens and two rescued ducks. Right now we have 189 chickens, four ducks, and two turkeys, plus three peacocks who joined us serendipitously in November. Most recently, we adopted 20 chickens from a PETA cockfighting cruelty case in Alabama.
Since coming to Machipongo, we've constructed five chicken houses and several fenced yards. We turned a leaky old garage into a comfy chicken haven. We just completed a sixth house, and we are having our L-shaped porch, a strawy predator-proof chicken house, torn down and rebuilt from scratch. The cost of this job is $10,000. For UPC, this is a huge expenditure, but we have no choice. When the roof leaks and the floor crumbles under a chicken's foot, it's time to rebuild!
UPC needs your help to rebuild our chicken-house porch and maintain our sanctuary without having to draw on funds demanded by our many other projects. We need substantial donations, but any amount you can give will help us complete this building project.
(Please print out this page or if you prefer, simply note on your check or money order that your donation is for UPC's Sanctuary Building Project. Thanks!)