April 2 marked a year since a rescue mission was launched by Lisa Caskin, her son, Jonathan Kintz and his girlfriend, Emily DeLong of Home. The elusive chicken had been observed hanging out on the side of the road near Ravensara for nearly three weeks. Caskin, who also lives in Home, is a self-described sucker for wandering, injured and unwanted animals. “It took multiple searches by three people to catch her,” Caskin said, “but once we had her in our sights, we weren’t going home without her.” After chasing the chicken for two hours, they finally got her. She was grossly underweight and riddled with mites. Today Little Orphan Annie is one happy chicken and adores being picked up and carried around like the queen she really is.

Photos : Lisa Caskin