Rufus enjoys weather

Rufus the rooster is enjoying the unusually warm weather at the sanctuary (probably not as much as the humans, though).

Here he is basking in the sun, the light glinting off his flame-orange feathers.

Rufus was rescued by Animal Place more than a year ago from a cockfighting bust in northern California. He was just a baby then but his fate would have been violent and tragic either as a fighting rooster or euthanized at a shelter. Rufus lives the good life now, though, with his own flock of hens and two other roosters to keep him company.