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Nearly 100 rescued farm hens find new homes at LA adoption event

The Animal Museum in the Arts District has its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. The museum is already open to the public and
The Animal Museum in the Arts District has its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. The museum is already open to the public and "Crazy Cat Ladies" is on view until November 27.
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Nearly 100 hens rescued from a Southern California egg farm are on display at a Downtown L.A. museum before they will be sent to their new adopted homes.

Animal Place is a Vacaville-based organization that rescues farm animals and finds new homes for them.

In September, Animal Place rescued 1,500 rescued hens from a farm that was planning to dispose of 60,000 hens that had become less productive. Of the 1,500 hens Animal Place rescued, 300 have already found homes, and close to 100 are being adopted this weekend at the Los Angeles event. The organization holds adoption events all over California.

"We're the only organization like this that can take in that number of birds and that's a very small number for what the farms are doing," said Kelcie Leach, adoption coordinator with Animal Place.

The hens are part of an adoption event at the Animal Museum in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Adopters must apply and go through an application process before picking up their hens.

In addition to the adoption pick up, Animal Place also brought along its Brave The Cage program, which is a human-size cage that imitates the cages the hens live in on farms.

"We welcome guests to step aside and see what it feels like to live the life of the hens that they lives for the first year and a half of their life," Leach said.