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Whittney Jaques works as a volunteer at South Ogden Animal Shelter, and usually goes in on mornings to feed the beloved dogs. While heading back to the kennels and expecting to see all of the familiar dog faces, she saw a very unusual guest.

“As I walked in, I saw him just chilling there like it was normal. He just looked at me like, ‘And you are?’ … I was shocked and delighted! Never in all of my years of volunteering had I seen a rooster. It was especially funny that he was in a dog kennel with a bed. I just started laughing, and he just looked at me like I was crazy and then went about his business.”

Jaques had never in her time working at the shelter seen anything like this before, and wasn’t quite sure what to do next. However weirdly enough it seemed as though she was the only one to be taken aback by it. Both the rooster and the dogs were acting like it was all completely normal.

“The dogs were totally fine with him. They didn't even sniff at the kennel when I walked them past him. He either established his dominance or they just got used to him. The black dog had been around chickens before and was really good with them, so I think they became fast friends … He just had this regal presence about him, like he thought the dogs were his subjects. He did not like being picked up but didn't mind the dogs.”

The rooster clearly marked his territory and decided that he was the leader of his pack, which the dogs didn’t seem to mind.

Seeing that all the animals were acting like this was a totally normal situation, Jaques decided to go along with it and just continue with her volunteer duties as normal. She later on messaged one of the shelter workers just to be sure that he was actually suppose to be there. The shelter don’t usually take in roosters, however this poor rooster was found as a stray, but luckily not for long. The shelter decided to help him out, and luckily he didn’t have to wait too long, even though he didn’t seem to bothered by staying a while. 

The rooster was adopted by a sergeant at the local police department and is now living his best life filled with care. 

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