Our Story

Rooster Featherston, our Founder, grew up loving all kinds of animals. As an adult in his 20's he got his first dog, an American Eskimo named Roulette. After learning about the breed he decided to start rescuing others. He came to find that most people who had Eskies, shouldn't have! To facilitate taking care of the growing number of dogs he saved, Rooster moved to rural Pennsylvania onto a 122 acre property. After a year he moved back to New Jersey where business opportunities afforded him the ability to make more money and thus enable him to rescue more animals. At this point he was only saving dogs and cats but that would change!

After over a decade of saving just cats and dogs, Rooster found himself on his own Farm.  At first he saved a Potbelly Pig named Bacon and a Fainting Goat named Stuart. Soon there were many more goats and pigs! A chance encounter provided him the opportunity to save a calf, Carlito.  After learning of the plight of bull calves born in the dairy industry, Rooster decided to act. He was able to secure a 63 acre farm in Hunterdon County, NJ. He then founded Rooster's Rescue Foundation, Inc., a 501 c3 Non Profit Corporation.

The rest of the story is still being written on a daily basis. Alot more animals, a few great friends and hard work everyday...