Creating a new generation of caring
Every day Palomacy helps so many people to help so many birds! So much goes on that it's hard to truly convey even just one day's worth of what our coo-munity is up to but I'm going to try. Here is just some of the Palomacy that happened on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019.
In partnership with the Palo Alto Humane Society's humane education program, Palomacy introduced 40 elementary school children and their teachers to the joys of pigeon rescue. Big brave King pigeon Dooby, gentle pigeon racing survivor Kensey and the show-stealingly personable feral pigeon Pip wowed everybody, kids and adults alike, with their charm and adorableness. We made 40 new friends for the pigeons, ambassadors who now know that pigeons are highly intelligent, deeply emotional, completely harmless and worthy of compassion!
Palomacy consulted over the phone with a family in Florida who had rescued a weak, lost pigeon racing survivor who wasn't eating. All are doing well now, Sunflower the lucky-to-alive pigeon as well as her people. Katie posted, "Love to this group and Elizabeth. Yesterday's rescue is now named Sunflower. She is in a roomy cage in our living room, eating, drinking, pooping and watching our whole household with intent interest! Last night I was not even sure she would make it through the night."
In just the one day, thanks to ten hard-working volunteer moderators, our Palomacy Help Group on Facebook accepted 25 new members, responded to 94 posts and 3,247 group members viewed, interacted or commented on our expert pigeon and dove rescue content! Additionally, there were 1,677 page views of Palomacy's website www.PigeonRescue.org by 1,338 unique visitors! And, through our partnership with AdoptAPet.com, Palomacy's adoptable birds are viewed 1,817 times in an average day! We received $118 in donations from six generous supporters.
And there's more! On Tuesday, one hundred and forty nine Palomacy foster pigeons and doves were lovingly, individually cared for at 26 different volunteer-provided homes and aviaries stretching from Sacramento to Sunnyvale, San Francisco to Sunol. Among them, special-needs Sizzle was driven 50 miles (one way) by his foster volunteer Chava from Fairfield to Medical Center for Birds where he was hospitalized to continue removing the painful ingrown feather cysts that, thanks to his fancy breeding, have created so many problems for his feet and eight year old King pigeon Gypsy, having laid two soft-shelled eggs, was driven by her foster volunteer Ari 54 miles (one way from San Francisco) to Medical Center for Birds. (Both are expected to do well.) Plus Chance, the brand-newly hatched feral pigeon baby rescued by a Good Samaritan from a busy San Francisco sidewalk and now fostered by pigeons Fizz & Beck, got the VIP expert care that only pigeon parents can provide.
We had a great meeting with new adopter-to-be Courtney who fell instantly in love with soulful Kensey and will begin fostering-to-adopt on Friday. We counseled several Bay Area Good Samaritans on the birds they are rescuing privately (we're still overfull) and answered adopters' questions. We worried and strategized about how to save wait-listed pigeons and doves who are in local shelters facing a dangerously uncertain future.
We are doing so much and there is so much more that needs doing! The world needs all the Palomacy it can get. Thank you for helping to power this truly unique effort. Please help us as much as you can! We depend on you every day.
Pigeon-racing survivor Sunflower is safe & home!
Palomacy helps so many birds & people every day!
Orphaned baby Chance happy with foster mom Fizz
Adopter-to-be Courtney falling in love with Kensey
Fearless foster pigeon Gypsy went to see the vet