Submitted by Steve on 15:46, 22nd May, 2019 | 0

Many visitors over recent years will know the friendly and familiar face of Major the cockerel.

Major turned up at the GSPCA with an elderly hen  a few years ago.  It was unclear if they were strays, just escaped from a near by farm or home or if they had been dumped at the GSPCA.

Sadly Majors wife was very elderly and wasn’t with us long, but for the last few years Major has strutted his stuff around the GSPCA and made many friends.

Many visitors would find him following them around and he loved many of the staff and volunteers that fed and cared for him.

He also loved the other animals on site and if we had other hens in our care he would often show off in front of them.

After many happy memories last month Major became very unwell and despite doing all we could for him there wasn’t anything the vet could do and we said a sad farewell to the very much loved and cheeky cockerel.

Many of the team will never forget Major and we are lucky enough to have our Memorial Garden to remember him and where he was often seen recently watching those volunteers who helped create the area.

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