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Pigeons and other Birds need our help desperately

March 2005

Pigeons in Long Beach, CA need help desperately!!!!
Posting this for my friend Dan, who doesn't have a computer:

Subject: Pigeons and other Birds need our help desperately

Hi...I am Dan, the birdman of Long Beach Ca.
 
I have rescued and helped around 265 pigeons in the last six months. Most of the birds I rescue are suffering great pain from one or both of there feet being tied and very often the strings have cut down to their bones.

The birds I can't help I take to the Long Beach Animal Hospital. They try hard to rehabilitate them and return them to where I rescued them from without putting them to sleep.

I carry tools to work on them and then I soak the wounds in peroxide, then in beta dyne , and then I coat the wounds with liquid band aid.

I pull out broken rear feathers and clip their nails and then set them free with a kiss on the head.

I carry a small net at all times to help catch the birds I can't catch with my hands.

I have even earned the respect of the Seal Beach Police Dept., from many rescues on the pier in Seal Beach.

I start every morning at 6 a.m. and even feed babies up to 9:30 p.m.

I have rescued some racing pigeons worth a lot. One was worth thousands I was told, because of the bloodline, and it was being trained for the World Cup.

The World Cup is the equivalent of the Kentucky Derby in the world of racing pigeons.

I have a lot of undeveloped photos of rescues. I hope one day I can get a digital camcorder to document my rescues.

I want desperately to get the birds a lot more help than just one person can do. So many of the birds I help stay in my hand after I have helped them and one flew back and laid on my chest.

It is their only way of saying thank you and it melts my heart.

Myself, I'm a homeless ex-Marine Veteran...I have disabling nerve damage in my neck, left arm and left leg, documented by two MRI's and a Emg I had done at the VA.

But hopefully by next February, I will get non-service-connected disability and my life will be better.

Actually I have never been happier because this is so rewarding to me to be able to help so many injured animals daily.

But...Truthfully, the 32 lbs. of bird seed daily that I need to use to rescue the birds is a strain on me, and if anyone would like to help in any way, please let me know!

I intend to always help the birds because they need me desperately to help them.

It seems they have been ignored for so long.

It is free to drop off birds and other wildlife at the Long Beach Animal Hospital but not cats and dogs or domestic birds.

Chances are if you call Animal Control to pick up the animal it might immediately be put to sleep.

!!!!!!!!And please only feed birds cooked rice. Uncooked rice can absorb water, and swell up and kill them.

Thank you very much.

Ex-U.S. Marine,
Daniel Lubniewski
P.O. Box. 21422
Long Beach Ca. 90801

213 - 673-2646 -Voicemail,

E-mail: animalrescuer131@yahoo.com

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