Gravely injured raced pigeon seeks help
Your support of Palomacy saved this beautiful, brave, smart and terribly wounded self-rescuing pigeon. Not even a year old, this "raced" pigeon survived a devastating hawk strike and was nearly dead from infection by the time she got help. The first photo shows her weak, desperately seeking help on a stranger's porch. The kind homeowner reached out to Palomacy and Prissy, as she was named, was immediately rescued by expert volunteer Chava. Chava was able to get Prissy through that critical night by administering sub cu fluids, starting her on antibiotics and pain meds, gently cleaning and bandaging her deep wound and reassuring the exhausted bird with her loving care. Chava gave Prissy reason to hope.
And Prissy made it through the night, wowing us with her newfound strength the next morning. Gone was the defeated, helpless, desperate pigeon. Bright-eyed, hopeful Prissy was standing tall, determined to recover! Chava juggled her schedule to make the 100 miles rountrip as did our incredible vets at Medical Center for Birds juggle theirs to make emergency room for Prissy to be rushed in and hospitalized immediately.
Dr. Baden repeatedly debrieded Prissy's big, deep chest wound, removing multiple layers of necrotic tissue so that she could begin the long process of healing. After three days in the hospital, Prissy was discharged back to Chava who took her home and expertly continued her wound care for over a month.
Prissy was a perfect patient and has made a complete recovery. She can even fly again! And now she has moved into a foster-to-adopt home with a family who loves her so much! She follows them into the dining room at dinner time so they give her her own seat at the table and they prep her a little dish of something she can eat, like a little cooked brown rice, chopped bell pepper, etc, and she eats dinner with the family every night.
Prissy is just one of the 380 birds you've helped Palomacy to directly save this year. And we've assisted thousands more through our Help Group. Your support is truly making a life and death difference.
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Thank you for all that you do to help Palomacy help birds and the people who love them. You make all the difference.
Chava did everything possible to stabilize Prissy
Prissy survived the night & wowed us with strength
Prissy hospitalized at Medical Center for Birds
Prissy & Chava celebrate an amazing recovery
Prissy's foster-to-adopt family is totally in love