WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (WBRE/WYOU) — There is a little bit of a mystery in the Diamond Metropolis, and this one particular is ruffling a handful of feathers.
It entails an alleged stolen chicken, an exotic pet retail store operator, and many ravenous alligators.
This is Doris. The six-thirty day period-aged Rhode Island Pink chicken is trying to find refuge at CDE Exotics in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Owner Cameron English says, as noticed in this surveillance movie, a team of young adult men brought her to the unique pet keep Sunday with fowl intentions.
“Came to the front door, slamming on the door from what my employee mentioned, I was not current at the time, and they explained would you get this hen, and we could view it currently being fed to the alligators,” Cameron English, the operator of CDE Exotics, said.
Nine rescued alligators, among hundreds of other animals, are living at the shop and instructional facility on South Primary Street.
Soon after the staff denied the request to throw the rooster into the alligator pen, the men took off with her.
“They described who they were to me and I knew particularly where they lived so we went above there, they arrived out and mentioned they really don’t have a chicken, and I stated, you were being just pounding on my entrance door with it. I reported, I just want the fowl,” English claimed.
English suggests he had to fork out them $15 to rescue her and he thinks this animal was stolen.
“She’s a sweetheart so she’s undoubtedly pretty applied to individuals, someone raised her really carefully. You could inform with the temperament of a hen pretty quickly,” English reported.
English filed a police report and says he’s on a mission to get Doris home… anywhere that might be.
“It’s heartbreaking… it is heartbreaking. So, I signify, I hope any individual does appear forward and we can obtain its operator. That’s the satisfied ending I’m seeking for,” English explained.
CDE Exotics is inquiring the chicken’s rightful operator to occur forward with proof.
If no one statements the rooster, it will join the retail outlet owner’s private flock.
Wilkes-Barre Town Police have not responded to our phone calls about an investigation.