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Roosters Confiscated in Fighting Ring for Adoption

By: AP
By: AP
Photo by Jim Weber of the Commercial Appeal - A rooster has ironically taken up residence in the meadow across the street from Gus's Fried Chicken in Collierville, where he eyeballs customers as they arrive for lunch Monday afternoon.

Photo by Jim Weber of the Commercial Appeal - A rooster has ironically taken up residence in the meadow across the street from Gus's Fried Chicken in Collierville, where he eyeballs customers as they arrive for lunch Monday afternoon.

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) -- Animal welfare authorities in Moultrie are allowing the public to adopt roosters that were confiscated from a cock fighting ring.

More than 40 of the animals are currently housed at the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society.

WALB-TV reports that the birds were seized when police raided a cock fighting operation in July.

Authorities said 32 people were arrested, and most were charged with the misdemeanor crime of being a party to animal cruelty.

The birds were given to the local humane society.

Animal Control Officer Jamie Hill said his office is trying to give the birds a chance to live.


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