RSPCA South Godstone urgently needs a new home for Charlie their ‘depressed’ one year old cockerel who has lost his hens.

 

Charlie the cockerel Charlie came to the centre, with another cockerel and two hens, after his owner decided he could no longer look after him. His feathered brother and sisters have been rehomed so Charlie is now left on his own.

 

South Godstone deputy manager, Tony Shaw, said: “We are not sure what kind of cockerel Charlie is because he is only just developing his adult plumage. We have to find another home for him because his shelter is right where we are building two new kennel blocks.

 

“Charlie spends a lot of time in his coop and is showing signs of being depressed. He really does need the company of other chickens to help him take more of an interest in life.

 

”He is a nice, quiet bird who does not mind being handled and we are sure he would settle well with any group of chickens as he was used to being in a big flock before he came to us.”

 

You can find tips on looking after cockerels here: www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/farmanimals/chickens

 

If you think you could provide Charlie with the right home please ring RSPCA South Godstone on 0300 123 0741.

 

The RSPCA is only able to look after animals like Charlie thanks to kind donations from members of the public.

 

You can donate £3 now by texting HERO to 60155 (texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).

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Notes to editors

Pictures available from national press office on 0300 123 0244 or email: press@rspca.org.uk

 

RSPCA South Godstone has closed its small animal facilities and some of its kennel space until June 2014 as it has two new kennel blocks built.