Save the Cocks! (Rooster Rescue)

$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 21 months
Sarah Forstner  TEMPLETON, CA

Save the Cocks!
savethecocks.com 
save the cocks facebook page

Save the Cocks! is a rooster rescue located on the California Central Coast. I rescue roosters from humane societies in urban areas and then adopt them out to good homes, mostly here in animal friendly San Luis Obispo County. 

I'm known as a "Professional Cock Handler." You know the "Dog Whisperer?" Rather, I'm known as the "Cock Whisperer." And instead of yellow "LIVESTRONG" wristbands I'm giving away hot pink "COCKSTRONG" wristbands for a $20 donation. All quite hilarious but with a good cause behind it all of truly rescuing roosters and finding them good homes.

But - I need help.

I work full time and have many rescue animals - and I haven't had the time, energy or $$ to keep Save the Cocks! going. But with GoFundMe, I have the opportnity to revitalize the organization & start again. It would be such an amazing opportunity to get the message out about how wonderful roosters really are and why you need them in your backyard flock. I'd be able to save more roosters - and to make people laugh with all of the cock jokes :)

I'd like to raise $$ to:
-become a 501(c)3 - and looking for any lawyers that might want to help :)
-create an online shop of t-shirts/tank tops that can help raise money for the organization. 
-eventually create a rooster sanctuary with an educational outreach program promoting chickens
-in the meantime have some $$ coming in to help me rescue more roosters and pay for food, any medical costs, transportation, etc.

So please - help me out peeps! And let's get this "Professional Cock Handler" on shows like Ellen or Bill Maher to not only make people laugh but also educate people on the plight of pet roosters and the issues around factory farming.

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Update 2
Posted by Sarah Forstner
18 months ago
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Hi all - this kind post was posted on FB by my dear friend, Janet: Very worthy cause! I've known and admired Sarah for many years. She has rescued/saved numerous love birds, conures, chickens, dogs and assorted other critters during that time. Now it is the Cocks turn. If determination were dollars she would have rescued all cocks worldwide by now but sadly that is not enough. I am happy and proud to make a donation to "Save the Cocks" and I hope that a few of you out there will be too.
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Posted by Sarah Forstner
18 months ago
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Hi all - I have to say I hate to ask for help, but it's time for me to ask for help. When I went to adopt the roosters from the shelter yesterday, I had to pay the adoption fees as I am not a non-profit. For years I have paid for all the food, medical care and gas for transport without being able to deduct it, because I am not a non-profit. Becoming a non-profit takes a lawyer and a good hunk of change. So a little while ago I started a GoFundMe page but have not promoted it, wanting to wait for the perfect moment. Well, I guess the perfect moment is now as I'm definitely at a point where I need help to keep going. So if you care about the cocks, please donate whatever amount to help me take this organization to the next level. To do that, becoming a formal non-profit is top priority. As the theory goes: If all 388 of you donated $10, I'd be in fabulous shape!
Thanks for considering and being a fan of the 'roos! And please share
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$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 21 months
Created August 3, 2015
Sarah Forstner  
VS
$300
Virginia Sullivan
10 months ago
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Sarah spent a lot of time & effort finding a good home for my rooster & transporting him to his new home. So I want to thank her & encourage others to help make Savethecocks non-profit .

JB
$30
Jaime Bodiford
6 months ago

In the name of Silkies

$20
Angela Mauldin
10 months ago

I am donating in honor of my two young cockerels (roosters to be) Malachite and Nozzle, who were supposed to be hens and now I don't know what to do (because once they start crowing my neighbors will hate me). Thank you for helping to save the cocks!

VS
$60
VIRGINIA Sullivan
13 months ago
$25
Evonne Acevedo
14 months ago

Big shoutout from the cocks at DarlingClandestine. ♥

CL
$20
Christine Lager
16 months ago

Thank you for giving so many roos a chance!

DF
$50
Deb Firstner
17 months ago
CH
$25
Charlotte Hodgkinson
17 months ago
JW
$25
Judith Woodruff
17 months ago

The very best of luck from Charlotte's mama.

CH
$20
Charlotte Hodgkinson
17 months ago

This $ is donated by my sister Janet Bishop. Thanks sis!!

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