Clyde the Character Thursday, February 11, 2016 Wishing he could drive stick Clyde came to us as so many chickens do: a call from a good samaritan, in this case someone who found him in rough shape on the streets of NYC. There are lots and lots of slaughterhouses in the metro area, many of them storefront “Live Kill” markets. Sometimes animals manage to escape, either during transport or from the slaughterhouse. They are also sometimes purchased for use in religious rituals and then discarded. Keep typing! We don’t know his exact story, of course, but a big piece of his comb (the red fleshy bit surrounding the head) appeared to have been cut off. It took Clyde a hot minute to decide he was in charge. He recovered quickly and then he took it upon himself to patrol the outside of the Animal Treatment Center and greets all who arrive. As you can see in this picture he is amenable to hugs (on his own terms, of course) but the two videos below really show what a goofball he is. In this video Clyde comes to greet one of his favorite volunteers, Bree Sharp! In this video you can see some classic Clyde ‘tude. Cylde was the subject of an article on One Green Planet.