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23 May 2013
Rooster Rescue - Happy Trails Needs
Your Networking & Adoption Help

Happy Trails Farm
5623 New Milford Road • Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Dear Fellow Animal Advocate:

Over the past six weeks, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio has assisted in three separate cockfighting raids from Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County, Ohio. The sanctuary is now housing nearly 150 cockfighting roosters and related hens. We are putting forth a valiant effort to place them ALL in approved homes over the next four weeks, to offer them a second chance at life. Many of these roosters are friendly, love to be held, and would make great family pets.

Former fighting roosters cannot be placed together in a common area because they will indeed fight,* so at Happy Trails they are kept in separate cages. This is not a great life for these magnificent birds, and we are reaching out to you to ask for your help. Please spread the word that the next four weeks are being dedicated to finding homes for the rescued roosters. Anyone wanting more information can call the sanctuary at 330-296-5914 or email Annette Fisher directly at annette@happytrailsfarm.org.

How can you help? Please post this Alert on your Facebook page, forward it in emails, adopt one or more of our birds, and help place them in your area. Happy Trails will provide transportation. Thank you for helping to find these roosters and hens compassionate, caring homes!

Annette Fisher
Executive Director
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary


*UPC Note: Once their fear and trauma subside in a caring environment, many former “fighting” roosters can rehabilitate to live successfully with hens and even with other roosters. Given a chance to socialize with hens and to be part of a normal flock of chickens, most become happy, well-adjusted birds. Patience with them and comforting words and behavior can work wonders. For more information, see Chicken Care www.upc-online.org/chickens.

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