Fighting roosters being moved to Colorado animal sanctuary |

Fighting roosters being moved to Colorado animal sanctuary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Dozens of roosters seized from a suspected cockfighting ring near Cheyenne are being moved to an animal sanctuary in Colorado.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports about two dozen of the birds seized in December began their trip to the unnamed sanctuary on Thursday. The remaining four dozen will be moved soon.

The birds are suspected of being used in a large-scale cockfighting operation that was raided last Dec. 27. Court records show one of the owners, Louisa G. Carlos, recently gave up ownership of the birds.

The owner of the Colorado rescue that has mostly chickens and roosters offered to take the birds shortly after the raid.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter President Bob Fecht says the shelter vetted the rescue organization, but is withholding the name and location.

Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle,

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