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Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 6:00am

Confiscated Roosters Up For Adoption

Animal welfare authorities in Moultrie are allowing the public to adopt roosters that were confiscated from a cock fighting ring.

More than 40 of the animals are currently housed at the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society.

The birds were seized when police raided a cock fighting operation in July. Authorities said 32 people were arrested, and most were charged with the misdemeanor crime of being a party to animal cruelty. The birds were given to the local humane society.

Animal Control Officer Jamie Hill said his office is trying to give the birds a chance to live.