Birdman of long beach ask 186 Churches for Help

Published on: August 16th, 2012

Saying grace before the meal

My first year and a half of doing my rescue work in Long Beach Ca. I was homeless. The good thing about that is that if I had not been homeless I would not have ever found my calling. Recently I was accused of getting rich from a care2 member because she seen more than one story on me and for some reason it bugged her. I have been rescuing injured pigeons off the street and doctored over 3,000 since 2005 and I have also rescued many cats & dogs. I have been fortunate enough to have around ten stories published on my rescue work. But as for getting rich I still have a long way to go. I think if I was able to add up every donation I ever received in 8 years that it would not total over a thousand dollars. I always figured few donations came in because it was pigeons that I decided to help. I figure with all the pigeons I have fed all over town and at the Piers and at the Aquarium and all the medicines I bought plus food I bought for the cats we always fed at night that I easily spent $40,000 since I started. I wrote to the woman who made the comment about me using care2 to get rich. I told her do you have any idea how wonderful it would be if I got rich from any stories. I also told her that anyone in the world that knows me knows that 99 percent of that wealth would be to go to helping animals because I never put myself first. When I was homeless and feeding pigeons all over town my first year and a half. I had a idea that I thought might take some of the financial pressure off of me. As a rule I never ask anyone for anything. But I was thinking well I am helping God's creatures. So I made up a nice flyer to send to churches. I immediately told them I was not asking for a dime. I explained my situation and what I was doing with my life to try and save lives. I also mentioned I did not drink, drug or smoke. I told them that if anyone had the heart to help out a little with bird seed or medicine that it would be appreciated tremendously. I told them that there was a 99 cent store next to Taco Bell downtown that they could send a check for bird seed and to make sure they wrote on the check for bird seed only for Dan Lubniewski so they would know I was not out to scam anyone. And I told them that if anyone had the heart to help with medicine. That they could send a check made out to Jedd's Bird Supply in Anaheim and to make sure they put on it for medicine only for Dan Lubniewski so they would know I was not trying to scam anyone. Well truthfully I did not expect to rock the world with responses. But believe it or not I never got the first 99 cent bag of bird seed or any help with medicine. And worse yet I never got a thank you for helping God's creatures, a phone call or a e-mail. And this is why I do not walk into a church to have a great relationship with God. My Guardian Angel hangs here in the doorway watching us and protects us. I always believed if I would of wrote to the same 186 churches and said please meet me somewhere that I had a nice donation for the church that there would of been cars lined up everywhere but maybe I am wrong. I have PayPal now if anyone ever wanted to make a small donation. To donate through PayPal you can just use my e-mail address - -A three pound bag of bird seed is only 99 cents and I use a lot for my rescue work plus I feed them a lot simply because they are hungry. Each and every time I walk outside my pockets are full of bird seed because they wait and watch for me everywhere and I love it. The point I was trying to make by writing this story is that most Animal Rescuer's probably don't eat as good as the animals they are feeding. 

Will You Help Rescue Others? You'll LOVE Our Work! Before: scheduled for euthanasia at the pound. After: His new family has a huge backyard!