MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue (a project of Community Initiatives)
May 27, 2013
I can't say enough good things about MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue and the group's leader, Elizabeth Young-- What a wonderful organization!! I connected with MickaCoo in the Fall of 2012, after I rescued a white racing pigeon from a state park near my office in Gainesville, Florida. At the time, I knew NOTHING about pigeons, so was desperate for good info. on their care and an answer to all my questions about these lovely birds. Internet searches brought me to all the great info. on MickaCoo's website and Facebook page....and even though it was a group located clear on the other side of the country, I knew that I needed to get in touch with Elizabeth. She immediately replied with the loveliest, kindest letter--filled with valuable info. as well as all the encouragement I needed to properly care for Mr. Bird (what we very fondly call him) and begin the process of looking for alternative homes for him. Since then I've e-mailed her numerous times with questions--and have always gotten a kind, well-written, detailed reply. The info. and encouragement Elizabeth provides has made a world of difference to me and my husband as we care for this delightful little bird (who is now a permanent member of our family, I might add--we are his "forever home"! ☺). Through the daily posts to the MickaCoo Facebook page, I am able to experience, from afar, the GREAT work she and her wonderful volunteers are continually doing to help the many pigeons and doves who need care and good homes (and would otherwise suffer and die or be killed outright). In addition to directly rescuing and rehabilitating the birds, they also spend a great deal of time educating people from all walks of life about pigeons and doves and what great birds they are, as well as the may dangers they face and abuse they needlessly suffer. They encourage people to adopt, not breed, these birds (so many need homes!)....and they promote kindness and compassion toward these sometimes misunderstood creatures (and in doing so, they help create a kinder, gentler, more compassionate world). MickaCoo's work is 24/7 and they do an amazing job!! Thank you MickaCoo (and a special shout-out and thanks to Elizabeth Young from Mr. Bird's family in Florida). ☺
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None. This organization is great just the way it is! I wouldn't change it any...but if I could make sure it had more funds, I'd definitely arrange for that. Oh, and I'd put branches of it in every state. ☺
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