Rex was found beaten and dumped on the side of a road in 2014. He was in such bad shape that he almost had to be euthanized. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue nursed him back to health, and he now lives happily in a family with three other roosters and the ducks.
"They are the joy of my life," adopter Marijane Gray told The Dodo. "Fourteen out of 15 roosters are killed because nobody wants them. But they have as much personality as a dog or a cat, and they make wonderful pets. Give them a chance."
You can help these roosters on their road to recovery here.