MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue helps domestic, unreleasable birds that would otherwise be killed in shelters (for lack of adopters) find forever homes. We are an adoption agency for birds and each bird that we are able to place into a great home opens up a spot for the next bird in need of rescue. Here are a few of our adoptions this summer.
On June 18th, a Good Samaritan did what others had not- she stopped and helped an injured feral pigeon that had been stranded on the same corner for a couple of days. She didn't know anything about birds but, with his broken wing, she knew that he needed help. She rescued "Louie P. Byrd", found MickaCoo, fostered and transported him to his vet visits and, since he was flightless and unreleasable, celebrated when on July 29th, he was adopted and became the very happy husband to a widowed pigeon named Tina.
On July 11th, a MickaCoo volunteer picked up Cat, an injured king pigeon, from SFACC. She recovered well and, thanks to a connection made at a July 22nd outreach event, an adopter was found and, as of August 20th, Cat (renamed Catniss), is the very happy mate of a formerly lonely pigeon named Peter.
On June 24th, 2011, MickaCoo took big king pigeon Lola and his little husband fantail pigeon Luigi into foster care. Despite their adorableness, it took over a year for them to find a forever home. They were loving fostered throughout that time and, as of September 3rd, have been adopted into their forever home. Lola (now named Lorenzo) and Luigi and their adopters, Sean & Joey, are very happy together!
Lovey the Diamond Dove
One of the challenges when doing outreach is that, in the hunt for adopters, we are often asked to help additional birds. At an SFACC outreach on June 11th, a Good Samaritan that had saved a tiny little diamond dove (found helpless in her driveway) asked if MickaCoo would take him in. We did and Lovey was fostered until he could catch a ride to a wonderful new home in an adopter's aviary in Wilton. On September 8th a ride was found and Lovey is now home.
It's not hard to provide a great home to domestic pigeons and doves and, without one, they face death. There is no "free" for these man-made breeds. Please- consider adopting a pair of birds to live indoors as companions or a flock to grace your yard in an easy-to-build aviary. MickaCoo will help you. Our adopters are very happy people. They love their birds.