A pet cockerel’s owner abandoned him in his garden, leaving a note asking that he be taken care of.

Chuck, a bantam-rooster, was placed above a fence in Brome, Suffolk where other chickens were kept.

A handwritten note asked them if they could “find him new home.”

According to the RSPCA, Chuck was clearly loved and found a home. However, the RSPCA stated that abandoning an animal is not the right thing to have done.

Last month, the note that was left with the cockerel stated: “We have sadly needed to find a new home and we haven’t had much luck finding one – we need to move to an extremely busy area and can’t take him with us.”

The owner had raised Chuck from a chick and he had been kept as a pet. Chuck was friendly with chickens and was good with them.


The note apologized for Chuck’s scars from a fight with the turkey.

The note stated that the recipient loved peas, and had chopped up grapes. I left some fresh ones for him.”

According to the RSPCA, Chuck was left in the garden by the householder who kept chickens. Chuck’s owner likely hoped that they could take the cockerel.

Jessica Dayes, RSPCA inspector said that it was heartbreaking to see the note Chuck left. He was clearly loved.

“But abandoning an animal in need of care is not the right thing to do.

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