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
Animal Hospital. They try hard to rehabilitate them and return them to
where I rescued them from without putting them to sleep.
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.
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
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.
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
I intend to always help the birds because they need me
desperately to help them.
It seems they have been ignored for so
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
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.
P.O. Box. 21422
Beach Ca. 90801
213 - 673-2646 -Voicemail,