The owners of a family friendly petting zoo, in Lancaster County, are looking for the kids who killed one of their chickens. The Pretzel Hut, on Route 501, in Lititz, allows customers to play with pets behind their ice cream shop. But over the weekend, a senseless act of cruelty left one of those animals dead.
Summer Rabold is the owner’s daughter. She says, “A lady came in and told us around 4 or 5 teenage girls were throwing rocks at the animals, not just the chickens, but other animals too.”
It’s a cruel act leaving one chicken dead.
Rabold says, “Usually when chickens die they have a pale face and look flushed and this one was bruised like trauma to the head.”
Rabold says the business has cameras but they weren’t working at the time to protect the animals she calls family. She says if you abuse an animal, it shows your true character.
Rabold says, “If they can hurt an animal they can hurt someone else…We want an apology. We’re not going to do anything, so just fess up.”
Managers could use your help figuring out who would do such a thing. They’ve set up a reward page on their facebook page.