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Roosters in Cockfighting Bust Given to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

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Roosters seized by police during a cockfighting bust now have a new home at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

The birds, nearly 150 total, were taken in an operation that has led to criminal charges for 50 people in McBee, S.C.

Last week, a S.C. judge decided the abused birds should go to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. The nonprofit had been caring for the animals since they were rescued.

Some of the roosters seized already have new homes at other rescues in North Carolina, Vermont and Delaware.

Many of the birds are waiting for their forever homes. Until then, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is calling on the community's help to provide food and safe housing for these extra birds.

The Humane Society of the United States did provide a $3,000 grant toward the cause.

Roosters are being transferred to the rescue as they are cleared by a veterinarian who tests for disease.

“Rescues like ours struggle daily with funding. Our animals simply don’t have mainstream appeal,” Director Jennifer Gordon said. “We want to save the world, but we just can't do it alone.”


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