The Rooster Project

The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project

Project Report | Sep 13, 2023
Rescued Roosters Thriving in Their Community

By Michelle Carrera | Project Manager, VINE Sanctuary

We are thrilled to share the heartwarming follow-up to last year's rescue of cockfighting roosters in Alabama, showcasing their wonderful progress in acclimating to their new community.

Agave: The Sweet Rooster

One of the standout personalities among our rescued roosters is Agave. This charming bird has truly stolen our hearts and those of everyone in his new community. Agave is not just any rooster; he is a beacon of sweetness and gentleness. His warm personality shines through wherever he goes, and the other roosters couldn't be more delighted to have him around. The other roosters always welcome him, and his presence has never been a problem.

Agave has a particular affinity for the pigeon aviary and enjoys spending time there. His presence has brought an unexpected harmony to the area, as he peacefully coexists with the resident pigeons. It's a heartwarming reminder of how, with the proper care and environment, even roosters from challenging backgrounds can thrive and contribute positively to their communities.

Vanilla Ice: The Clever Rooster

In the same spirit of celebrating our rescued roosters, we can't help but shine a spotlight on another remarkable bird from the same Alabama rescue: Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Ice is a rooster with exceptional spryness and cunning intelligence. He has proven time and again that roosters are not just beautiful and strong but also incredibly smart. His clever antics have not only entertained our team but have also showcased the hidden talents and charm of these birds. Vanilla Ice is a true testament to the potential and resilience of roosters, and he reminds us every day of the wonders that unfold when we give them the love and care they deserve.

Our Mysterious Morning Companion

One of our rescued roosters has captured our hearts with his enigmatic behavior. Early Bird adds an element of companionship to our mornings. Each day, as our staff members begin their routines of opening the coops for the day, Early Bird emerges from the coop where he sleeps and follows one of our staff members while engaging in a lively conversation.

Initially, we thought he might be seeking food, and we tossed him a few treats, but to our surprise, he generously shared them with the hens. As for his true intentions, we're still unraveling the mystery of his morning ritual. Though we may not fully understand his message, his cheerful chatter and companionship remind us of the unique personalities and delightful quirks that make each rooster in our care a treasure.

Ongoing Rapid Response and Rescues

We are grateful for your continued support, which enables us to sustain our critical rescue efforts. We remain steadfast in our commitment to saving roosters in need of refuge. The demand for our Rapid Response Network continues to grow, and we are actively enlisting more compassionate individuals who can be activated when a rescue call comes in. Your generous contributions help us keep the rescue network alive and responsive, ensuring that every rooster in distress receives the help they deserve.

Addressing Rooster Myths

As you may recall, dozens of roosters are turned away every month by sanctuaries that lack the capacity to accommodate them. This often leads to euthanasia or worse outcomes. To address this issue comprehensively, we have been working on a multi-year project to increase sanctuary capacity and decrease the demand for rooster refuge. Our rooster-focused webpage is up on our website, dispelling rooster myths and stereotypes. We hope to change the perception of these magnificent birds and, in turn, reduce rooster homelessness.

Your continued support is invaluable in achieving this vision. Together, we save lives, dispel stereotypes, and create a brighter future for roosters and those who care about them.

Thank you for being an integral part of this transformative journey. Your generosity and dedication drive our progress, and we look forward to sharing even more heartwarming stories of success in the future.


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Location: Springfield, VT - USA
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Twitter: @VINEsanctuary
Project Leader:
pattrice jones
Springfield , VT United States
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