Hundreds of Roosters, Chickens Initially Sent for Euthanization After Cockfighting Operation

More than 500 roosters and chickens will have to be euthanized after being seized from an illegal cockfighting operation in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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More than 200 roosters that were seized from an illegal cockfighting operation were saved from euthanasia and found their forever homes.
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MSPCA-Nevins Farm initially thought only a few roosters would be saved.
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More than 200 happy roosters found their homes for life after being saved from a cockfighting operation.
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The MSPCA expected to euthanize nearly all of the fighting roosters after they initially thought that they were unable to be rehabilitated.
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An MSPCA staff member interacting with one of the birds shortly after it was seized.
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MSPCA officials at first thought only a few of the fighting birds could be saved.
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The MSPCA Nevins Farm was closed for a week to keep the public safe from the birds.
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