A hen who was rescued in Lake Zurich late last month and cared for by the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation group has gone to her new home. | Provided Photos

A local wildlife rescue organization said a hen who was recently rescued by police in a strip mall parking lot in Lake Zurich has gone to her forever home on Thanksgiving.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said Thursday that they were contacted in late October regarding a chicken found wandering in Lake Zurich.

The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.

The Lake Zurich Police Department found the hen in a strip mall parking lot and officers rescued her.

The chicken was then brought to the wildlife rehabilitation center for care.

“Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, we know that this hen is a chicken and not a turkey, but she went to her new forever home today!” Flint Creek Wildlife said Thursday.

Photos showed the hen on her way to her new home and snuggling in her new mother’s arms. “She is such a sweet hen!” the organization said.

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The non-profit rescue group said they are grateful for those who rescue animals in need, including police and animal control, and bring them to licensed rehabilitators for care.

The group also said they are thankful for their donors and volunteers.