This was not written by me, but a friend from another forum. Just passing along the word. "Dear Adopters, Volunteers, Supporters of MickaCoo and Friends of Pigeons, Despite tremendous support from all of you, MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue is facing a crisis. The number of king pigeons coming into Northern California shelters is much higher than the number of adoptions. MickaCoo is going to have to turn away new intakes. Once that happens, shelters will once again find themselves running out of space and king pigeons will likely be euthanized for lack of homes (unless shelter pigeon adoption rates can be increased). MickaCoo has 20 amazing pigeons currently in need of forever homes. Bay Area shelters also have pigeons in need of homes, especially the Marin Humane Society which has been so generous in making space when MickaCoo cannot. Unfortunately, MickaCoo is not alone in this crisis. I know there are lots of other rescues which are also struggling to cope with the needs of so many homeless animals. Knowing that eight million dogs and cats are euthanized in this country every year for want of a home makes me very aware of how rare and precious it is to find a great forever home for a meat pigeon. MickaCoo has been extremely fortunate to have such generous support from all of you and has benefited from a lot of really positive publicity. I hardly feel like I can ask for more. But I am asking. MickaCoo needs more adopters (and more funds for vet care and more volunteer support but I'll save those pleas for another day). I'm not asking for folks who are already full up to take in more but please do be creative about further spreading the word about king pigeons as pets. And remember- MickaCoo ships so spread the word to your far-away friends and relatives too. Thank you. e" So please, if you are wanting to get into the pigeon hobby or would simply like a few as loving pets, consider adopting before buying from breeders. Check MickaCoo, http://rescuereport.org, and http://www.petfinder.com for birds who may just be your new best friend!