Chicago Cop Crosses Road To Save Chicken, Gets Award

Regine Schlesinger
May 07, 2018 - 6:16 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The Chicago police department is being honored for saving a chicken last month.

The award comes from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. It recognizes the compassion of a Chicago police officer who received a call for a chicken in trouble on April 21 on the side of Lincoln Avenue on the North Side.

Officer C. Diaz reportedly found the bird in a knotted plastic bag with her feet tied together. He scooped up the chicken and held her for Animal Control officers, who took the bird to a shelter.

The chicken is doing well and mothering abandoned chicks and ducklings.

PETA notes the rescue came just ahead of International Respect for Chicken Month in May.