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PostSubject: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:48 am

I am passing this on again - I am devastated by the misery of these birds and of course the misery humans get into.

Maybe someone could offer additional help:

http://forums.manhattanbirdclub.com/post?id=4380213

Subject: The Gabriel Foundation called in to rescue over 40 macaws and cockatoos

This was one of the worst days in the Foundation's history. TGF was asked to help rescue over 40 macaws and cockatoos from a condemned house in Pueblo, Colorado. There was no heat and no running water. The home was owned by an 83-year old man diagnosed with dementia.

There were also dogs, cats, and over 150 pigeons. The man was killing the pigeons to feed himself and feed his dogs. But the dogs needed more so killed the goats on the property. Their bodies were still littering the premises.

Four birds have already died and it's touch-and-go for the rest of them. The man was feeding them dog food and the birds were housed in tiny cages with protruding nails. No toys. Mouse feces everywhere. A dead greenwing macaw lying on the floor.

The birds were transported to The Gabriel Foundation's Elizabeth Colorado aviary on January 22nd. All were examined by the staff veterinarian and all received their first decent meal (in years?) and frseh water. But it may be too late for some of them.

Initial diagnosis is severe malnutrition with many possibly carrying the pap virus. For more information, please go to The Foundation's Facebook page or www.thegabrielfoundation.org.There's also been numerous heated discussions about the Lisa and Alan McManus hoarding situation (Aurora, Colorado).

Charges will probably not be filed against this old man.
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:02 am

Oh, this made me just sob and weep ...
God Bless the TGF though !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:11 am

It's unspeakable, unimaginable and heatbreaking.
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:36 pm

Disappointed Disappointed Disappointed Disappointed

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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:45 am

Very sad. Disappointed
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:41 pm

that is very sad and thats just one of the many storys that you do hear about :( bummer Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:31 pm

This is a very sad story. Very sad I'm thankful that the Gabriel Foundation has stepped in to care for the 40 exotic birds/parrots. They are providing frequent updates on their website about the parrots if anyone is interested :http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/ .

I've been following the story since I first heard about it a few days ago...
I was worried about the 100+ pigeons and contacted someone who works for the GF.

The pigeons (as well as a couple of dogs) are still at the man's house, and the Pueblo Humane Society is going over to feed and water all the animals.

The following news story mentions the pigeons are fancy pigeons and that "Animal control officers allowed the other animals to remain at the home with the elderly man because they were not in bad health.":
http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=11862060

Do we know any pigeon angels in Colorado who could possibly help out?
This is the website of the Pueblo Animal Services: http://puebloanimalservices.org/

I'm thinking of contacting them to see if the need donations for pigeon feed, and maybe we can let them know about our Dove right Angels network in case they need help finding homes for the pigeons (unless they are going to let the man keep them).

What do you guys think? If anyone else wants to email them or phone them, too, you can find the contact info on their website.
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:37 pm

joyful_pigeon wrote:
This is a very sad story. Very sad I'm thankful that the Gabriel Foundation has stepped in to care for the 40 exotic birds/parrots. They are providing frequent updates on their website about the parrots if anyone is interested :http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/ .

I've been following the story since I first heard about it a few days ago...
I was worried about the 100+ pigeons and contacted someone who works for the GF.

The pigeons (as well as a couple of dogs) are still at the man's house, and the Pueblo Humane Society is going over to feed and water all the animals.

The following news story mentions the pigeons are fancy pigeons and that "Animal control officers allowed the other animals to remain at the home with the elderly man because they were not in bad health.":
http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=11862060

Do we know any pigeon angels in Colorado who could possibly help out?
This is the website of the Pueblo Animal Services: http://puebloanimalservices.org/

I'm thinking of contacting them to see if the need donations for pigeon feed, and maybe we can let them know about our Dove right Angels network in case they need help finding homes for the pigeons (unless they are going to let the man keep them).

What do you guys think?
If anyone else wants to email them or phone them, too, you can find the contact info on their website.

I think that's a great idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:58 am

Wish we lived closer to take in a few of the pigeons. Disappointed

Please keep us up dated when you find out more.
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:04 am

Hi everybody,

I wanted to post an update on the pigeon situation in Pueblo. I sent an email yesterday and got a response today.

Here is a quote of the reply:


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We are continuing to follow up with the remaining animals on the property to ensure that they are properly cared for. We are strongly encouraging the owner and his family to significantly reduce the number of pigeons on his property. We do have a list of pigeon fanciers that have volunteered to assist and take the pigeons when and if the owner elects to surrender them. We appreciate your offer of donations. We are able assist the owner right now without problem, but if anyone would like to donate to this specific case they can send donations to:

Pueblo Animal Services
4600 Eagleridge Place
Pueblo, CO 81008

They would need to mark the donations as “Pueblo Bird Rescue” so that the funds would be allocated to help care for these birds.



The manager is also going to keep my info on hand in case the other resources fall through.

I'm so glad to hear that some pigeon fanciers have stepped up to help out. A lot of coverage has been about the parrots, but it's good to know that the pigeons are being looked after, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:33 am

We appreciate the update Joyful Pigeon.
Many thanks for contacting this group.

Unless I'm missing something in the reply, there shouldn't need to be any 'encouragement' generated for this man and his family to reduce the number of animals he has.
If there have already been some removed due to deplorable conditions then the legal authorities should step in and remove every animal. JMO
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:01 am

Fancyfeathers wrote:


Unless I'm missing something in the reply, there shouldn't need to be any 'encouragement' generated for this man and his family to reduce the number of animals he has.
If there have already been some removed due to deplorable conditions then the legal authorities should step in and remove every animal. JMO

I agree Cindy. :Yes: The authorities SHOULD be reducing the amount of animals this person has! It was already stated that he HAD a problem keeping the number of animals he had, so leave him with maybe 5 pigeons. This would still give him enough to care for and not be a burden.

Its very good to hear that other pigeon people are willing to help. Happy
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PostSubject: Another example of excruciating misery of humand and animal   Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:18 pm

Hi.. I could not read your post, but read other replies... it just upsets me too much... but I would like to offer if anyone has contacted Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah....they might be able to help with the parrots... I do have this web site www.bestfriends.org
It is worth a try...
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:23 pm

Thanks for the link, Carol. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:47 am

Shalimar wrote:
Hi.. I could not read your post, but read other replies... it just upsets me too much... but I would like to offer if anyone has contacted Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah....they might be able to help with the parrots... I do have this web site www.bestfriends.org
It is worth a try...


Best Friends does take in parrots :Yes:
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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:08 am

EgypSwiftLady wrote:
Shalimar wrote:
Hi.. I could not read your post, but read other replies... it just upsets me too much... but I would like to offer if anyone has contacted Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah....they might be able to help with the parrots... I do have this web site www.bestfriends.org
It is worth a try...


Best Friends does take in parrots :Yes:

Thanks, Robin. Thrilled

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PostSubject: Re: Another example of excruciating misery of human and animal   Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:31 pm

Fancyfeathers wrote:
Unless I'm missing something in the reply, there shouldn't need to be any 'encouragement' generated for this man and his family to reduce the number of animals he has. If there have already been some removed due to deplorable conditions then the legal authorities should step in and remove every animal. JMO

Yes, I agree as well. Especially since it sounds like this man can't really take care of himself, let alone the animals.
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