August 2021

Traveling Roo’s – Cockfighting – On August 18th, Denton Animal Services contacted AIR to assist with the care of 57 roosters that were confiscated on a traffic stop. The birds had crossed state lines without proper health certifications. Denton Animal Services requested our care team to assist with daily care. Given the circumstances of the case, Texas Animal Health Commission required testing for these birds that crossed into Texas. TAHC requested the assistance of our Team to assist with the handling of the birds for their required testing. Unfortunately, they birds tested positive for ILT and the state mandated they be euthanized due to it being highly transmissible.