My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions, San Francisco, CA, USA
Mickacoo is one of my favorite nonprofits because they support an often overlooked and unloved animal - the pigeon (and doves, too, which are basically the same thing but smaller). Founder Elizabeth Young works tirelessly to give homes to as many pigeons as humanly possible, and she's also very generous with her time and advice when people have pigeon or dove questions.
One of my best friends rescued a lost ringneck pigeon and contacted Mickacoo about finding a spouse for his new dove "Penelope". Mickacoo brought him Petunia, a petite white dove with a sweet and slightly shy temperament. In the end, Penelope turned out to be a boy, Petunia was indeed a girl, and it was love at first sight. The pair has been "married" for a couple years now, and they're very happy together as the only two residents of a large outdoor aviary. Mr. P loves his little wife and constantly watches over her and offers her presents and songs.
Review for Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Stockton, CA, USA
I have donated and volunteered here (though sadly, I moved and I can no longer volunteer), and Harvest Home is one of my favorite animal nonprofits. The animals here are able to live out the remainder of their lives in a happy place with lots of attention, affection, and delicious food. The animals come from troubled pasts and some may be a bit shy, but you can see the happiness and newfound peace in every one of them.
My only caution is that you may find yourself so taken in by the wonderful animals that you end up questioning your eating habits - and really, that's a good thing. How can you eat a pig after you've met Mohawk?