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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alexandra, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Alexandra

    Alexandra In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hello! A friend on facebook suggested I join this forum - I rescued a rooster yesterday in Huntington Beach, CA and am at a loss of what to do. He is extremely emaciated and appears to be molting, but his personality is wonderful - very affectionate and trusting. He is eating well and has been acting lively, but this morning when I went out to release him from a cage I'm housing him in, he sounded wheezy and congested (I suspected a respiratory infection of some sort). He also appears to have bumblefoot, although he doesn't seem to favor the leg. I took him to my vet this morning and am waiting to hear back from her - hopefully he'll be ok.

    My main problem, if he manages to survive his ailments, is placing him in a proper home or sanctuary. I have worked and volunteered for two local farmed animal sanctuaries (Animal Acres and Gentle Barn) for a year and a half, so I know how difficult it is to place roosters - both of those organizations can not take him. I can't keep him because I'm not zoned for farmed animals and my family is not supportive at all. I'm just looking for advise and maybe some leads on possible forever homes in Southern California.

    Thank you [​IMG]
  2. [​IMG]

    There are a vast number of people on this forum, from ALL walks of life.

    I am sure some one will chime in. In the mean time glad you joined the wacks !!

    From Central South Missouri.
  3. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009

    look up tialan 50 i think its for respetory
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    You are at the right place- welcome.. and good for you for helping that rooster!! Hopefully someone who lives near you will read this soon and be able to offer up a home..
  6. Alexandra

    Alexandra In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you, everyone. He's coming home from the vet today and, while I am so happy to be seeing him again, I know his days are numbered. I can not keep him [​IMG] I posted on the California thread - hopefully someone can help.

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