Here at Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary, it is one of our missions to educate people and help stop the stigma surrounding roosters. Roosters are one of the most abused and killed animals on earth with billions killed each year due to the egg industry alone. Because they are not profitable to the meat and egg industry, roosters are killed as babies the day they are born by either suffocation or being ground alive.

All of our roosters are rescued by surrenders, cock fighting busts, hoarding situations, and abuse cases.
Fun Rooster Facts:

-Roosters can remember up to 100 words.
-Roosters purr, similar to a cat, when cuddled and pet.
-Roosters protect their chicken families by helping them find food and informing them of danger.
-Roosters cannot taste heat and happen to love peppers.

Help us change the stigma behind roosters today and show people how intelligent and loving roosters are!

Graham Cracker

Cluckquin Phoenix

Cluck Norris

Even as a baby, Graham was our needy roo. He likes to sit on your lap, get his waddles rubbed, and follow you around. His favorite thing to do is follow his girlfriend Hope (because she is the boss). 
Cluckquin is the first roo we have ever had and one that has taught us the importance of caring for chickens. He is sassy and likes to dance to show off his pretty feathers. He is the head of our roost and protects the entire chicken family.
 Cluck is the number one ladies man. He likes to care for his ladies and play in the dirt with them searching for bugs. He makes sure our gardens are always tilled and keeps the fruits for himself.



How do you describe Marvin? A silly weirdo and a spazz (in a good way). Marvin likes his personal time alone but also wants to make sure that when he is dancing, you are paying attention. He likes to jump out at you when you walk past and can crow the loudest out of all the roos even though he is the smallest.
Crow is our mama's boy. When Crow was a baby he would sneak out of his house just to come watch tv which his human mama. Now that he is a big boy living outside, nothing has changed. He gets easily jealous if his mama is holding another chicken and will stand on her feet till he gets her full attention. He likes to jump on his mama's shoulders and be carried around like the king he is.
Hens are a popular backyard pet to many for their kind demeanor and the fact they lay eggs which people consume. Fact is, laying eggs at the rate hens do now is extremely dangerous to their system and causes diseases such as cancer and even death. Only a decade ago, hens laid less than 1/3 of what they do today. Because they have been genetically modified and bred to supply eggs for human consumption, we have hurt their natural healthy being. Even organic, free range eggs are the product of a system that keeps these beautiful birds in terrible conditions while their bodies are forced to produce eggs against their natural womanly cycle. Hens on farms are bred to lay eggs until their systems wear out which then they are killed.

Here are Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary, we promote the ending of backyard chickens and support the idea of adopting a vegan diet to stop this practice and abuse. We also feed our eggs back to our layers so that they can gain back some of the nutrients they have lost due to continually laying. We believe our hens are here not to produce for us, but to enjoy the remainder of their life in peace.

All of our hens are rescued by surrenders, hoarding situations, and abuse cases.


Chick Jagger






Hennifer Lopez

Misses Speckles

Coco Cookie Dough




Oreo Cookie

Gertrude was surrender from a hoarding case along with 4 other females. All five girls had lung and muscle issues due to being kept in a small space. They all were able to live their remaining life in peace at Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary with four of the girls passing due to respiratory issues prematurely. Even though Gertrude still faces this along with being partly blind and having troubles walking, she has stayed in wonderful health. Gertrude loves having a lot of space to roam along with her first pool where she gets to swim every day. Even though she misses her sisters, she has made a new family with her chicken brothers and sisters along with showing off her spunky personality to let everyone know she is the boss around here.


Hazel, Daisy & Dani​
Hazel, Daisy, and Dani are three of four girls that were rescued off a slaughter truck by a vegan activist.

The girls were immediately brought to the vet and it was learned that one of the girls was pregnant while Hazel, Daisy, and Dani were diagnosed with a chronic disease. The pregnant girl was rescued by another sanctuary while Hazel, Daisy, and Dani could not be placed for almost a year because no one was willing to take in special needs cows.

Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary was contacted and immediately took action to make sure to create a home for the girls. Even though they have a life threatening disease, we are willing to do everything we can to make sure their entire life, no matter how long that may be, will be without fear.

Ever since arriving, they have gained an enormous amount of weight and any physical sign of their disease is gone.  They have learned to trust humans, play, and enjoy having acres of grass which they have never experienced before.

We want to stop the stigma that animals like Hazel, Daisy, and Dani deserve to die if they have a disease instead of working to keep them healthy by giving them a proper diet, vitamins, and a stress free life.

People believe dairy is a cruelty free business when in reality, beautiful lives like Hazel, Daisy, Dani, and the other dairy cows are killed when they can no longer produce milk even if pregnant or perfectly capable of living a healthy life. We support adopting a vegan lifestyle to save lives like our girls along with help fight climate change highly strongly due to the beef and dairy industry.

Enzo and Charlotte were surrendered in the spring of 2019 from a 4H breeder.

They were going to be euthanized because they are special needs goats. This is common in the farming community because when farm animals can no longer serve a purpose to their owner, they are killed. We want to take away the stigma of special needs animals and show animals like Enzo and Charlotte deserve to live and should not be killed just because they cannot serve a purpose to humans.

Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary was contacted by an activist hoping to find them a home before they were killed and we were able to provide that. They now have space to roam and a big family with us.
With proper support and vet care, we will be able to make sure these two cuties are able to live their entire lives safely and in peace.

Enzo & Charlotte