Last year, the sanctuary got a call from a shelter in southern California. This is a shelter trying to transition to no-kill. For a year and a half they had kept 18 roosters in individual rabbit cages. For some of the roosters, this is the only life they knew.
For those of you in the Pit Bull rescue world, you know how hard it is to find good homes for Pit Bulls. Multiply that by a 100 and you get an idea of how hard it is to find placement for ONE fluffy rooster, let alone 18 of various sizes, ages and temperaments.
But when you're dedicated, you can do anything! I worked my butt off and found homes for all but two of the roosters. The remaining two, seen below, were welcomed to the sanctuary. Luke and Finn.
Luke died from liver disease last April. I was happy he got to enjoy a few months of real freedom. Finn is still alive but because he kept getting picked on, he now lives with his own flock of hens and another rooster.
Luke was shaped like a heart.
You can buy a photo of him and help the sanctuary.