Out where I live, many folks allow their birds (chickens, ducks, guineas, etc.) to wander the area, trusting them to return to their roosts at sundown, and (presumably) trusting predators (four-legged, four-wheeled and otherwise) to leave their birds unharmed...me, I keep my birds in a chicken-run that has 6-foot tall fencing. Last week, I found a rooster, that I recognized (due to it's distinctive coloring) from belonging to one of these free-ranging flocks, running around in my yard...I asked around as to who might own it, but nobody seemed to know, so I carried it over to where I usually see it, in a dog-carrier, and let it go free, figuring it'd make it's way home the rest of the way. Yesterday, I got a summons in the mail, demanding that I come to court in a few weeks for "abandoning a rooster"! What else should I have done about the rooster, under the circumstances? There is no animal control out here, as we live outside the city limits.