Days of bullying roosters at a North Carolina animal shelter are over after a heroic soul adopts him

‘We sent him to his new home with an anger management recommendation’: Rooster Cluck Norris is adopted from North Carolina animal shelter after sheriff’s office begs someone to adopt the bird aggressive

  • Notorious rooster Cluck Norris was finally adopted from a North Carolina animal shelter after a plea from the sheriff’s office for someone to take the bird in
  • The Union County Sheriff’s Office released a comedic ad for the rooster earlier this week, describing him as an inmate who “struts around like he owns the place”
  • The message circulated on Facebook and brought out a brave soul to take Cluck
  • The sheriff’s office said goodbye to the rooster but asked his new family to make sure he ‘never comes back’










A rooster known to have ‘bullied’ his keepers at a North Carolina animal shelter has been adopted after a sheriff issued an adoption plea for the bird with the caveat that it ‘will never come back “.

Video from the shelter shows the rooster, known as Cluck Norris, walking excitedly through the lobby of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division as he waited for his loving new family on Thursday.

“‘Cluck’ ran well at the shelter and did his best to inspire mayhem despite the love and care given to him,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

“Normally, adopted animals leave the shelter with vaccination records and other items related to animal care. In “Cluck’s” case, we sent him to his new home with an anger management referral, a self-help book, and an ankle monitor.

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Cluck Norris, an energetic rooster with a love-hate relationship at the Union County Sheriff’s Office Animal Service in North Carolina was finally adopted after the office made a comedic plea on social media that demanded the bird “never be returned”.

Cluck could be seen going back and forth while waiting for his new family

The sheriff's office said the rooster has been known to strut

Cluck could be seen going back and forth waiting for his new family. The sheriff’s office said the rooster has been known to strut ‘like he owns the place’

Cluck shot to fame earlier this week when the sheriff’s office put out a call for someone to adopt the angry rooster.

“This rooster is a full grown male who will NOT stop strutting around the shelter like he owns the place, reads a Facebook post.

“We also get internal grievances from other animals who are awakened before sunrise by the incessant chanting of ‘Cluck.’

“This rooster was lovingly given his new name after being placed in the general animal population and immediately began to establish his role as the linchpin of the shelter. At this point we placed it in single cell housing to prevent animal heaving.

The Sheriff's Office released a fun ad to urge people to adopt the rambunctious rooster

The Sheriff’s Office released a fun ad to urge people to adopt the rambunctious rooster

Many showed their support for the comic ad asking someone to adopt Cluck

Many showed their support for the comic ad asking someone to adopt Cluck

The post circulated quickly on social media, attracting hundreds of commenters showing their support for the announcement and their interest in taking the Cluck.

A person on Facebook named Dave Pelletier wrote: “Replace this flightless crime fighter and make him the mascot. And let the felons all over the county know… You’re fixin’ to get the kickin’ chicken.

Another Facebook user named Robin Barbee wrote: “Looks like a chicken fight is going to happen when all these people show up to pick up the cluck.”

Krisi Katowitz, another Facebook user, wrote: “Normally I don’t like inmates, but this one is a nice guy.”

The sheriff’s office expressed gratitude to those who helped find a new home for Cluck, and praised the Animal Services Division for its creativity in advertising the rooster.

“Thank you all for your continued support and assistance in finding Mr. Norris a new place to hang out,” the office wrote.

“And that bird you can’t change,” they added, referencing Lynryd Skynrd’s “Free Bird” to celebrate Cluck’s adoption.