Penny (formerly Cypress)
On January 19th, I learned of an unreturnable racing pigeon that had been taken in to SFACC on the 12th. When I asked what her band said, I learned she was 12 years old and a couple thousand miles away from home. A volunteer had named her Cypress.
MickaCoo was full and with a lot of birds on the waiting list ahead of Cypress but her plight really haunted me. Racing pigeons endure a lot and face a ton of risks. The fact that she was 12 years old and still in one piece was pretty amazing. It was like having a war veteran locked up. It seemed particularly unfair.
I decided to jump her ahead of the other birds on our waiting list and reached out to a pigeon lover who I trusted would give her a good life in the time she has left. (Some pigeons can live to 20 and older.)
Cypress did great in the car and even snacked on the way.
Her adopter, Russ, has renamed her Penny.
And she has already found a mate in a fine, all white homer named Scooter. He's only 8 years old which makes Penny an official MickaCoogar.
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