MickaCoo (is Not Alone) at the Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon!

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Rebecca & Annika fell in love!

MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue had a wonderful weekend at the Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon sponsored by Pet Food Express! We spent two days introducing lots of animal lovers to the joys of pigeons as pets. We had great support from our volunteers- Claudia & Jim and Natalia, Misha & Jorge- thank you! We answered lots of questions and made lots of new friends (welcome!) and the very most exciting thing of all- we had lots of company advocating for the pigeons! Peninsula Humane Society (the first shelter to start including pigeons at adoption events several years ago) brought seven of their pigeons this weekend! (PHS leads the Bay Area shelters in pigeon & dove adoptions!) AND San Francisco Animal Care & Control brought pigeons and a dove along with their many other available animals! AND, for the first time ever, the Marin Humane Society brought a pair of their pigeons along to the adoptathon!

Let me restate: This weekend, three animal shelters included pigeons in the adoptable pets they promoted to thousands of adoptathon attendees.

This is incredibly wonderful, unprecedented and clear proof that we are making progress!

Seven years ago, domestic pigeons & doves were the animals in the Bay Area shelters least likely to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized. They weren’t named, promoted on websites nor included in events. They were the only animals in the shelter that had no rescue to help them when they were out of time. These smart, gentle, wonderful birds didn’t have a chance. Times are changing.

Thank you for all that you do to support MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue. Together we are creating compassion and we are saving lives.

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