Cock-a-doodle-do! Adoption Fees Waived for Roosters

Roosters sitting side by side
Wanted: Homes for Roosters. Adoption fees waived.

Remember when 40+ roosters mysteriously appeared in the Pearl in Portland the night of Saturday, Nov. 3?  All have now found homes thanks to your support!

UPDATE: Thanks to your support the last roosters from this case were adopted on December 15, 2018!   We're grateful to our community of supporters for helping 45 roosters and hens find homes before the cold winter sets in. We're happy to report that all have been adopted or transferred to our partners in the community. Many thanks to Odd Man Inn for taking fourteen of the roosters. If you're still interested in adopting a rooster, please pay them a visit!

After their curious discovery in downtown Portland on November 3, 2018, the roosters were sheltered in place by Portland Police Bureau and Oregon Humane Society’s Technical Animal Rescue Team (OHSTAR). The roosters were then brought to Multnomah County Animal Services Sunday morning to hold for an owner to claim them. An owner hasn’t come forward for the flock of fowl, and Multnomah County is now seeking placement options for the roosters.

All of the roosters are young (without spurs), friendly to handle, and surprisingly cohabitate really well! Support this unusual case by bringing a rooster home to roost. Adoption fees are waived for this special case. Adopt a rooster or two for your coop as local ordinances will allow. This would exclude most areas within city limits in Multnomah County, but rural residents in surrounding areas are welcome. Check your local chicken rules and ordinances online.

View adoptable roosters online at, or visit our Troutdale shelter at 1700 W Historic Columbia River Highway.

Will you hang a poster to promote the roosters at your local feed store or rural grocery store?



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