My name is Hester w/Jacob!

Pigeon for adoption in San Francisco, California - Hester w/Jacob
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Hester w/Jacob

  • Breed: Pigeon
  • Color: Brown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7705611-A2014017
6/10/14 Update: Hester's wing healed beautifully and she has full range of motion and can fly (as well as a pigeon built like a bowling ball can fly anyway). She's a sweet bird, still bonded with her very, very old sugar daddy Jacob. These two sweethearts need a gentle, easy, drama-free home (local to the SF, CA area).

Hester is a big beautiful multi-colored pigeon (Carneau-King cross, I think) that was one of 13 rescued from being butchered as poultry and was surrendered to MickaCoo so that she could find a safe home and live a good life. She was 'released' in a parking garage by a well-intended but misguided Good Samaritan in the expectation that she could, like the ferals pigeons he saw living there, make it on her own. She was fortunate to survive for 48 hours and was rescued with a broken wing. She wouldn't have made it much longer on her own. (You can see their rescue story here- Hester is very smart and has tolerated her visits to the vets and multiple wing-wraps with amazing grace and dignity. She's doing well and her broken humerus should heal up in a couple of weeks. She'll be flightless but pigeons are clever at jumping and using shelves and diagonal perches to navigate. She'll adjust fine. Right now, she's having a fling with a much, much older pigeon. She may be a little bit too much for him. Stay tuned.Please apply to adopt

About Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

About Our Rescue Group...

Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoption saves homeless domestic (unreleasable) pigeons and doves in the SF/Bay Area from euthanasia by providing veterinary care, foster and forever homes.

Palomacy fills a deadly gap in the animal welfare community by saving the lives of domestic/unreleasable doves and pigeons that would otherwise be killed. We're volunteer-powered, donation supported and culture changing! By providing avian vet care, foster and forever homes, we've saved more than 700 birds' lives since 2007. Join us!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a volunteer-powered rescue and our birds are lovingly cared for in the private homes and backyard aviaries of our foster volunteers. Potential adopters can make appointments to meet our birds and we are at adoption & outreach events almost every weekend. See our Events page at and visit our Facebook page at for details.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an online adoption application, phone screen & home visit and offer lots of support and coaching all along the way. Our adoption fee is $10/bird and our expectations for adopters are:
-Appropriately sized, safe and uncrowded cage or aviary approved by Palomacy
-Supervised, safe out-of-cage time (if not living in an aviary) daily
-No free flight/uncaged outside time
-Protection from hazards including but not limited to escape, pets, predators, fumes and toxins
-Companionship- lots of your time or another bird's (not home alone)
-Avian vet care if sick or injured
-Compassionate, healthy care that provides for the bird's nutritional (including lighting), physical and emotional well-being
-No breeding, birth control if bird has a mate (real eggs replaced with fakes which we provide)
-A forever home (through sickness and health, for better or worse) with a pet-care plan in place should something happen to you
-No selling, sporting or business use of birds
-Return to Palomacy if unable to keep the bird (This is not desired- we expect that you are providing a forever home!)