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Jill20

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Review for Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, , CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Lila is wonderful and compassionate, not only with wildlife, but people who are trying to help the animals as well. Yggdrasil is one of the few wildlife rescues that accepts pigeons who are often turned away at others. Compassion is the rule at Yggdrasil.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Palomacy for four years now. I am honored to be a part of educating the public, especially children. Pigeons get such an undeserved reputation. It never ceases to amaze me how little the general public knows about these sensitive and smart birds.

Recently, Palomacy was contacted by a child who was present for a summer school class I presented at last year. Because she was now aware of their needs, she was able to save and even adopt a domestic racing pigeon that was hanging out at her friend's house. Had she not learned about racing pigeons, she wouldn't have known to help this bird and sadly, the bird would have been among the thousands each year that get lost, injured and die slow, painful deaths tring desperately to find their way home.

It's rewarding to be a part of a small army of people who are giving pigeons the help they deserve.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Stockton, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Harvest Home is one of my favorite organizations! I adopted my ex-battery hens from Christine at Harvest Home. It's very rewarding to see them blossom in good living conditions. I'm grateful for Harvest Home for recognizing that even though they are considered 'throw-aways' by the egg industry, they are still creatures worthy of living. Keep it up, Harvest Home!

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

If not for MickaCoo, my beloved Elinor wouldn't be alive and healthy. I found Elinor on the side of the freeway after having been hawk struck and left for dead. I couldn't drive past him so I stopped, scooped him up and took him home. He had severe injuries to his wing and head. I posted an ad on Craiglist asking for any help or advice (having no pigeon experience) and a volunteer from MickaCoo notified Elizabeth, MickaCoo's founder. She let me know what the best options were for him. He would have been likely killed had I taken him to a local vet or animal shelter. Long story short, MickaCoo paid for his surgery at Medical Center for Birds in Oakley and I have adopted him. Since adopting him I offered to foster pigeons for MickaCoo and Eli(nor) fell in love with a foster girl, now adopted by me. They are living life in an outside aviary with other pigeons and are happy and healthy. His previous owner was notified of his injury and asked if he wanted to reclaim him. He said no as is often the case with racing pigeons. If they can't fly, they are useless to the owner.The owner asked to have him euthanized, but MickaCoo had other plans for Eli. I thank Elizabeth (MickaCoo) for her tireless work in educating the public about pigeons and what wonderful pets they can make. Not only are they clever, and loving, they are beautiful to look at. Keep up the great work, MickaCoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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?

2012

Role:  Volunteer