RSPCA WA finding homes for rescued roosters

Rescued but raucous roosters need homes:  RSPCA WA’s Sharon Morgan holds one of them while Lynn Edmondson takes cover. Picture: David Baylis       www.communitypix.com.au   d447753
Rescued but raucous roosters need homes: RSPCA WA’s Sharon Morgan holds one of them while Lynn Edmondson takes cover. Picture: David Baylis       www.communitypix.com.au d447753

RESCUED roosters in need of a retirement retreat have their hopes pinned on a festive welcome in the Perth Hills.

RSPCA WA re-homed one of their three homeless roosters at the weekend, but Roo and Adam are still available for adoption.

Adam was discovered on the streets protecting an injured hen, while Roo was surrendered because his owner’s neighbours did not appreciate his early-morning ‘singing’.

RSPCA WA Chief Inspector Amanda Swift said the roosters were now in tip-top health and the organisation was keen to place them on a large property where they could scratch around in the dirt, dust bathe and forage for food.

“We’ve had these roosters at our Animal Care Centre in Malaga for several months and we’d love to see them re-homed soon, potentially on a large property where they can be protected from foxes and other predators, won’t annoy neighbours with their singing and are able to enjoy life,” Inspector Swift said.

“Roo and Adam have become well known around the RSPCA shelter; they are unique little characters and will be a great addition to a property with hens, where they can keep a watchful eye over them.”

The roosters are each available for a $10 adoption fee and would-be owners will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure the birds do not end up as Christmas lunch.

Anyone interested in adopting an animal can visit adoptapet.com.au or visit the Malaga rescue centre.

The RSPCA WA depends on community support to generate 90 per cent of the funds required to sustain its work. Only six percent is covered by a State Government grant.