People don't realize that animal shelters are routinely euthanizing adoptable domestic, unreleasable pigeons and doves for lack of homes. Potential adopters are completely unaware that these lovely birds are available and in need of homes while breeders are continuing to advertise and sell birds. Smart, gentle, innocent pigeons and doves, bred to be dependent on humans, need rescue, foster homes, vet care, adoption and humane advocacy.
Palomacy saves homeless domestic pigeons & doves from euthanasia (more than 1000 since 2007). Palomacy mobilizes hundreds of supporters and volunteers to help publicize these overlooked companion birds; fundraises to provide avian vet care and placement services when shelters cannot; educates at fairs and outreach events and carefully screens, approves and supports adopters to provide nonbreeding, responsible forever homes.
Already Palomacy has increased awareness and support for the plight of pigeons and doves. Many shelters no longer euthanize these innocent birds but instead publicize and care for them until foster or forever homes are available. Prior to Palomacy, there was a fatal gap, both in awareness and resources, in the animal rescue community. We were failing to meet humane responsibilities. By generating compassion for humble pigeons & doves, we model that all can be adopted rather than euthanized.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).
What Is Palomacy?
Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue Help Group
How to Care for a Rescued Pet Pigeon
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