Turkey found chained to apartment balcony in North Charlotte

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A turkey found chained to an apartment balcony in North Charlotte was rescued this weekend.

Officials say the young male turkey, Rocky is recovering from an infection caused by metal wire found digging into his legs.

The apartment property manager alerted police to Rocky who had no food or water when they found him.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is now caring for Rocky who they say had a horrific wing injury which will require surgery. 

Rocky was surrendered by his own owner who told officers with Animal Care and Control they planned to eat him. 

The previous owner was cited for animal cruelty. An investigation is ongoing. 

To donate for Rocky's care click here.