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MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue (a project of Community Initiatives)
July 29, 2014

I've had an appreciation for pigeons for some time, I had a bird of my own, a King pigeon named Darius, when I got sick I could no longer care for him. I went through caigslist and all I got were sketchy people that would've probably used him for squab. Then someone suggested MickaCoo. I contacted Elizabeth and she was amazingly supportive and helpful. She invited us to her house and showed us where Darius would be staying until he was transferred to a place more suited for him. We got to spend some time with him before he was brave enough to hop into the mix with the other birds. I've been getting updates throughout the years, he's now going to his forever home with his wife Harper and I couldn't be happier.

MickaCoo saves so many birds and makes so many sacrifices to save every bird they possibly can, it is by far the most dedicated rescue I've ever encountered.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing, if anything have more foster homes and adopters for these amazing birds and the amazing people that rescue them.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Client Served

MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue (a project of Community Initiatives)
April 16, 2013

When I first discovered MickaCoo, I was in an awful place in my life, it was the first time I was admitted to the hospital. At that time I had a pigeon named Darius, he was a king pigeon mix that I had for two years, and though he could be a little brat most of the time, he was still a sweet heart that would make a nest around his little beanie baby friend.

When I was sick and needed to go to the hospital, my mom was unable to care for him, so as a last resort we found Mickaboo, who directed us to MickaCoo. The last thing I wanted to do was rehome him, but at the same time it would be good for him as well to have other pigeons around. Elizabeth Young and I shared a few emails and pictures, I sent of Darius, and she sent of where he'd be living. When it came time for him to go, she invited us to her house and back into her aviary where Darius would be staying a while.

Darius eventually went to an aviary in the Berkeley hills where he found his mate Harper.

Since then, I was having housing trouble and was unable to foster or adopt, so I did what I could to help out, went to events to talk about birds, cleaned up aviaries and what not. Now I have my own little apartment, fostering birds and caring for sick pigeons I find.

Thanks to MickaCoo, I found my passion for birds again, and if it weren't for these birds I would still be in that really terrible place. They are the perfect pet to just have around as a companion, easy to care for and so loving, and MickaCoo has saved so many of them from the cruelty of the streets where people mainly see them as a nuisance rather than the amazing birds they are.

So please, don't breed, don't buy, adopt!!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer