KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Animal Shelter is looking for the owner of a stray peacock. Shelter officials say he was found near Poinsettia Avenue SE in Kentwood. He is estimated to be about a year old, and he has been named Pete.
After four days at the shelter, Pete will be put up for adoption if the owner does not claim him.
"We see some in the area," said the animal shelter's Division Director, Angela Hollinshead, "and there are people who really fancy them. They are a little bit harder to maintain than just your backyard chickens, they do have the tendency to fly."
"They can get off the ground, and they can go for some distances," Hollinshead added, "so if they're not contained with a roof, they tend to get lost pretty easily."
The shelter says a peacock would be good for someone without neighbors close-by, as peacocks are loud and "sound like a dinosaur."
If this is your peacock, or if you are interested in adopting Pete when the time comes, please contact the Kent County Animal Shelter by calling 616-632-7300 or emailing KCAS@kentcountymi.gov.
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