CHESTERFIELD, S.C. - More than 100 roosters seized from a massive cockfighting ring in Chesterfield County have been saved.
A judge granted official custody of the birds to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
The group will keep the roosters in a secret, temporary location in South Carolina while they search for permanent homes.
They said many of the birds are tame and gentle.
Investigators cited or arrested 45 people after uncovering the ring in April near McBee.