Homer — coming to a house near you.

Posted in intakes at 6:00 am by Jenn

HomerMeet Homer.  Homer is a homing pigeon.  Homer is apparently not a very good homing pigeon, though, because he ended up at the local animal shelter.

Homer has a band on his leg, and when the shelter contacted his owner, they were told that he’d been released on a homing mission sometime in 2008, and had never returned.  The owner refused to pay a $10 impound fee on a bird that couldn’t home, and Homer was left at the shelter to await his fate.

Unluckily for him, pigeons are not a very common pet, and he did not catch anyone’s fancy.  His euthanasia time inched closer and closer, and soon ACR&S was notified about him.  So we pulled him and installed him in a large flight cage, and so far he seems happy as a clam.  He is really unsure about all the crazy people who want to pet his feathers, but he’s very tolerate and only stalks off with offended dignity.

If you, or a pigeon afficiando that you know, would like to adopt Homer, please contact us for more information!

1 Comment

  1. Ricky Vang said,

    December 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hi, my name is Ricky Vang and I reside in Connellys Springs, NC. I have been a pigeon lover and fancier for years. But having heard (and read) such stories, makes us (the pigeon afficiandos) quite uneasy.

    If Homer is still available for adoption, please feel free to contact me (via email or telephone) as I would be honored to provide him with a peaceful home along with some new friends.

    Thank you!

    Ricky Vang
    (xxx) xxx-xxxx