Gerty The photo of Gerty that Mike, his rescuer, sent us NOVEMBER 2011. Gerty was a young rooster who appeared on a city street in Queens and was taken in by a concerned man named Mike, who is a former NYC police officer. In the few weeks he took care of this little guy, Gerty had a profound effect on him. Mike was struck by how full-of-personality he is and has repeatedly said that he will never eat chickens again. Gerty enjoys a warm fall day Of course here at the Sanctuary we are VERY familiar with the individual personalities of all our animals, from 2500lb cows down to every little chicken! Gerty has charmed the staff and volunteers with his never-ending spunk and curiosity.