Banded White Racing Pigeon Came To Me For Help

Written by DAN LUBNIEWSKI (CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.)
Published on: July 7th, 2019

THIS IS A REALLY INCREDIBLE STORY. I LIVE OUT HERE IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF DALLAS TEXAS NOW. I REALLY LIVE OUT IN THE BOONDOCKS WITH NO SIGN OF ANY PIGEONS ANYWHERE. THE MYSTERY AND THE BEAUTY OF THIS STORY IS THAT I AM THE BIRDMAN OF LONG BEACH. I RESCUED AND DOCTORED OVER 4,000 PIGEONS OFF THE STREET 7 DAYS A WEEK  10 - 12 HRS.  A DAY FOR 10 STRAIGHT YRS. IN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA. I PROBALLY RESCUED AND HELPED MORE BANDED RACING PIGEONS IN 10 YRS. THAN ANYONE ELSE EVER DID. THE PIGEONS RESPECTED AND ADORED ME SO MUCH FOR HELPING THEM THAT THEY FOLLOWED ME ALL OVER TOWN DAILY FOR YEARS. ANYWAY ABOUT 25 DAYS AGO A WHITE BANDED RACING PIGEON SHOWED UP AT MY MOBILE HOME NEEDING HELP. MY FRIEND LAURA SIMPSON FOUNDER OF THE HARMONY FUND BELIEVES THE RACING PIGEON SHOWED UP AT MY MOBILE HOME BECAUSE IT FED OFF OF MY ENERGY. I DO HAVE SEED AND COLD WATER OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY  24/7  FOR HUNDREDS OF FLOCKS OF BIRDS THAT COME HERE DAILY. I ALSO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE OTHER NEGLECTED ANIMALS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT. WHEN THE RACING PIGEON FIRST SHOWED UP HE STOOD IN THE STREET IN FRONT OF A CAR AND DID NOT MOVE OUT OF THE WAY UNTIL I FOLLOWED HIM WITH MY 12 INCH NET BUT HE WAS ABLE TO FLY ENOUGH TO MAKE IT TO THE ROOF OF THE MOBILE HOME ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME. THE REASON HE STOOD IN THE STREET WAS BECAUSE HE WAS ILL OR JUST VERY WEAK FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON. BY COMING HERE AND STAYING CLOSE TO THE FOOD AND WATER HE GAINED HIS FLYING STRENGTH BACK AND I THINK HE IS OKAY NOW. I THINK IF HE HAD NOT COME TO ME HERE WHEN HE DID HE WOULD OF MOST LIKELY DIED. EVERYTHING HE NEEDED TO GET HIS FLYING STRENGTH BACK WAS THERE FOR HIM  24/7. THE FIRST FEW DAYS HE STAYED ON THE MOBILE HOME ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME ALMOST ALL DAY LONG JUST COMING DOWN FOR FOOD AND WATER UNTIL HE GOT HIS STRENGTH BACK. IF ANYONE RESCUES A BANDED RACING PIGEON PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE RACING CLUB. WHEN THE RACING CLUBS ARE NO LONGER SATISFIED WITH THE PIGEONS PERFORMANCE THEY KILL IT WITHOUT ANY FEELINGS OR REMORSE. THEY KEEP A FEW RACING PIGEONS WITH GOOD BLOOD LINES FOR BREEDING AND THATS ABOUT IT IN MOST CASES. I HAVE A MARINE VETERAN FRIEND LIKE MYSELF IN THE LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA AREA AND HE HAS HAD AVIARIES FOR YEARS WITH HUNDREDS OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED PIGEONS. IF ANYONE FINDS A PIGEON IN THAT AREA YOU CAN CONTACT ME FOR HIS CONTACT INFORMATION. HE WOULD MOST LIKELY TAKE A INJURED PIGEON OFF YOUR HANDS. LONG BEACH ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON ANAHEIM STREET ALSO TAKES IN PIGEONS AT NO COST. SIMPLY FILL OUT A SHORT WILDLIFE FORM AND DROP IT OFF. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO HELP A INJURED PIGEON. THEY WERE WAR HEROS AND THEY DO NOT CARRY DISEASES TO HUMANS. ALL LIES FOR YEARS FROM PEST CONTROL COMPANIES TO SELL PRODUCTS. THEY ARE ONE OF THE SWEETEST AND SMARTEST BIRDS IN THE WORLD. MY CONTACT INFORMATION IS - BIRDMAN OF LONG BEACH - DAN LUBNIEWSKI - HOME PHONE WITH VOICEMAIL - 214 - 2721545 - I DO NOT USE A CELL PHONE AT ALL.  - animalrescuer131@yahoo.com - BUT I USE - mr.lee@inbox.com - THE MOST BUT IT DOES NOT REALLY MATTER WHICH ADDRESS YOU USE. I ALMOST FORGOT A REALLY IMPORTANT PART OF THIS STORY. THREE DAYS AGO THE WHITE BANDED RACING PIGEON SHOWED UP WITH ANOTHER PIGEON WHO I ASSUMED MIGHT BE HIS MATE AND IT WAS BLACK & WHITE STREAKED. THEN TWO DAYS AGO HE SHOWED UP WITH THE BLACK & WHITE STREAKED PIGEON AND A WHITE PIGEON. YESTERDAY HE SHOWED UP WITH THE WHITE PIGEON AND AFTER THEY FLEW OFF THE STREAKED BLACK & WHITE PIGEON SHOWED UP. SO ITS EXCITING EVERYDAY NOW AROUND  6 - 6:30 P.M. TO SEE  WHO SHOWS UP   {NEVER A DULL MOMENT}

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