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Rehomed! Fred & Barney have a New Coop.

Location: Woodvale

Fred and Barney are a couple of friendly young roosters looking for a new home. Their owners purchased a group of seven in-sexed young chickens, and these two grew up to be roosters. Unfortunately for these guys, roosters are not permitted to live in most residential areas.

Fred and Barney will be wormed and vaccinated before handover to their new family and an adoption fee of $40 applies.

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NAME:         Fred & Barney

AGE:            14 weeks old

SEX:             Male

BREED:        Speckled Sussex & Barnevelder

WORMED:    Yes

DESEXED:    No

VACCINATED:   Yes

TEMPERAMENT:   Friendly and social.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Roosters are restricted to councils that allow the keeping of them due to the noise they create with their adorable crows. Please be sure to check with your local council before you offer to adopt.

ADOPTION FEE:  $40

We hope you can help us to help these lovely roosters .. please fill in the form via the “APPLY HERE” button below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.

Special thanks to James Browne at Black Dog Imagery for the stunning photos below.

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Animal Actionist promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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Chooky the Rooster needs a super URGENT home!

Chooky found his own home about 12 months ago when he wandered onto a hills property and claimed a tree for a bed. He crept his way into the homeowners heart and she created a lovely box up in the tree for him so he would be safe from the elements. Unfortunately, she lives in a shire that does not allow roosters and despite the fact that Chooky is very happy in his current home, she must move him on. Here’s a little story about him from Gill…

Chooky is a tame rooster with heaps of personality. To get to his bed, he jumps on a rubbish bin then jumps into his bed. He does prefer to climb onto your hand and get lifted to his bed, from the bin, and then have his wattles and cheeks rubbed while he enjoys a bedtime snack of grapes, biscuit crumbs and wheat. He is very funny. I then have to pull up Black plastic across the opening to keep it dark but have been doing that late at night because it is too hot to do that in summer. Before bedtime he likes to hang out with us. His best friends are 3 visiting kangaroos. He hangs out with them all day and eats from the same bowl, especially with the mother and her new joey. He thinks he’s a kangaroo and protects their food from the crows and magpies. He doesn’t attack the birds, just boldly walks up and they move on.”

This gorgeous fellow must go to a really good home, but very quickly, as the Shire is putting pressure on her to get rid of him ASAP.

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NAME: Chooky

AGE: 18 months

BREED: Orpington cross (possibly)

WORMED: No (will be done before handover to new home)

PARASITE PREVENTION: Will be treated with flea and mite spray before handover.

TEMPERAMENT: Friendly, loves a scratch and to hang out with kangaroos. Not too fond of crows though.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Chooky would do best in a free range environment but would need secure housing for night time to prevent predator attack. Roosters are restricted to councils that allow the keeping of them due to the noise they create with their adorable crows. Please be sure to check with your local council before you offer to adopt. Please note that this rooster is NOT offered for breeding or eating.

ADOPTION FEE: $20

We hope you can help us to help Chooky… please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.

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Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to ask questions or offer to adopt.

* Animal Actionist promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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Batman & Robin… looking for a new Batcave!

These stunning boys are looking for somewhere super cool to hang out, maybe it could be with you? They are a gorgeous pair of bantam roosters who are delightful and charming in character, and simply stunning to look at! Here’s the story from Allira…

It is with a heavy heart that I contact you… I have two beautiful roosters, Batman and Robin whom I am looking for a loving home with lots of space to enjoy. I raised them from chicks and would love to keep them forever however I live in the Fremantle council area and we aren’t allowed roosters here. I have considered using no crow collars, covering their coup & other things to keep them from crowing for the neighbours and so I can keep them, but I think it would be kinder for them to go to a home where they are free to do what they do best. I think Robin is a Bantam and Batman is a Silkie. They get on really well, are about four months old and are also used to sharing our backyard with dogs and cats.”

We are looking for a home that can take them both on, as they are the best of friends.

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QUICK REFERENCE LIST:

NAME: Batman & Robin

AGE: Approximately 4 months

BREED: Bantam & Silkie

WORMED: No (will be done before handover to new home)

PARASITE PREVENTION: Will be treated with flea and mite spray before handover.

TEMPERAMENT: Easy going boys who are used to cats and (friendly) dogs

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Roosters are restricted to councils that allow the keeping of them due to the noise they create with their adorable crows. Please be sure to check with your local council before you offer to adopt. We are looking for a home that will allow them to enjoy a free range life in the company of hens or other friendly animals. Please note that these boys are NOT offered for breeding.

ADOPTION FEE: $40 for both ($20 each)

We hope you can help us to help these lovely boys… please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.

A HUGE thank you to Kelly from 7 to 1 Photography for the stunning photos you see below. 

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER A WONDERFUL HOME.

Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to ask questions or offer to adopt.

* Animal Actionist promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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Giving the gift of life…this Easter

It’s Easter Sunday and whilst most of us are enjoying the holiday, hanging with family and friends and tucking into the umpteenth Easter egg – there are many lost souls sitting in cages, silently waiting to find a life worth living, or an end to life without love.

Ironically I’m speaking of the very creatures we idolize as the symbols of Easter – the cute and inquisitive rabbits, and fluffy little chickens. Look anywhere you please and you’ll spot an illustration or photo of an adorable bunny or chick, surrounded by Easter eggs and looking blissfully happy and well loved.  Of course, the reality of life for these creatures is nowhere near this romanticized ideal.

Rabbits are among the most frequently purchased “pet” in pet shops, and subsequently, they are also very regularly dumped, or worse.  After the initial excitement of owning this fluffy little pet, kids inevitably tire of the responsibility of owning a rabbit, and so the poor creature ends up spending the vast majority of his time inside his tiny hutch. Most of us don’t realise how “high maintenance” rabbits can be, so it’s an understandable mistake that parents make.  Check out the graphic “He’s not a child’s toy” at the bottom of this post for more information on why rabbits make a poor choice for children’s pets – it’s well worth reading and may save you some heartache with its timely advice.

Chickens are also adorably fluffy and cute when they’re little, but as we all know, they don’t stay that way for long and at least 50% of them turn into assertive and noisy Roosters – a beautiful (yet bossy) creature who emits lusty crows at all hours of the night and morning.  Some of us may love the sounds of a roosters crow, but MANY do not, particularly city dwellers who need their beauty sleep and find their bedroom windows situated way to close to your hen house to effectively mute out the magnificent warblings of your proud boy.  Therefore the consequence for many thousands of roosters is that they are at best, surrendered to the pound – or at worst, they are killed.  Of course the situation is similar for hens… the kids soon tire of them and so it is up to mum and dad to maintain their feeding and exercise schedule, visits to vets when they’re ill, cleaning of pens, ensuring access to loads of fresh water, straw, shelter, warmth, and so on and so forth.  So you see that these animals, although cute and sweet in the beginning, and bound to bring a smile to your beloved child’s eyes and a glow of warmth to your heart for a brief and shining period of time – they do not make good long term pets for children, or even for many adults who may not be able to give them the time, space and effort they need.

And so we come to the real reason for this blog post… I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention that impulse purchasing cute and fluffy Easter animals has a dark side.. it leads to the homelessness and neglect of many beautiful creatures.  I see a lot of animals come and go through these pages, running an animal adoption advertising site is a bittersweet thing – I am lucky to witness wonderful acts of kindness where so many people are willing to help defenseless animals in need, but I also am privy to the mostly unseen, dark side of pet overpopulation – the brutal necessity of euthanasia as there are far too many animals needing homes and nowhere near enough caring people to help them.

Easter highlights the plight of bunnies and chickens… and so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of the many thousands that are looking for permanent, loving, informed and appropriate homes.  Most of these animals are most likely the product of impulse gift giving, or they were taken on by people who just didn’t know how hard it would be to keep them.  Either way, they need US to help them.  I have included at the bottom of this post some great links to information on how to care for these types of animals properly – what to expect from them and how to overcome problems with training or housing.  If, after reading this information you think you could offer a really great home to an animal in need – please follow THIS LINK to my Animal Actionist Facebook Page where I will be posting (mostly WA) rabbits and poultry needing adoption all day.

Again, please do not give animals as gifts or take them on because they are “cute”.  Animals are long term, serious commitments for mature individuals who are financially & emotionally able to provide proper housing and full attention and care.  If this sounds like you – these beautiful animals need your help.

Thanks for caring and a very Happy Easter to all you animal lovers – without you, there is no hope.  Bless you all.

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