As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

SF officials say rooster shackled, dumped in trash

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe animal services officers are trying to find out who shackled a rooster and tossed him out with the trash.

Officials say they were called to a condominium complex on Cerrillos Road Tuesday morning after people heard the bird crowing and found him near the condo's trash dumpster, unable to move. They say his feet were shackled with wire rings, he was thin, bruised, had badly injured legs and multiple broken feathers.

Authorities say they don't think the bird was used in cock fighting, but Santa Fe police want to find the person responsible for the abuse. That person could face animal neglect and cruelty charges.

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