Arnie was surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter where he remained for many weeks. Each day he would watch his fellow hens come and go as they were adopted. But Arnie, a rooster, continued to be overlooked. When Arnie arrived at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary he was smaller than the resident hens, but his size did not stop him from saving a hen's life. One day a raccoon decided to attempt to kidnap one of Arnie's hen friends. Arnie fought back and almost lost his life.
Unfortunately in September of 2015, Arnie passed away. In his memory we encourage you to sponsor another feathered friend at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. Please consider Boo the hen or Columbus the rooster.
“"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."