UPDATE: Buster is all grown up and married to a lovely one-eyed homing pigeon named Carlie. They are a cute couple and would do well either in an aviary or as indoor pets. They aren't particularly tame at the moment but Buster has a lot of experience being with people and Carlie's easy going. With time & patience, they could become lovely pets.
Hello! Our names are Elliot & Buster and we are extremely lucky king pigeons. Most king pigeons are butchered and eaten at the age of 8 weeks (despite the fact that we are very sweet, smart and sensitive). Somehow, we beat the butcher and were 'set free' in a housing development in Redwood City where we would have been quickly killed (by hawks, ravens, cats, raccoons, etc.) if it hadn't been for some very nice people who noticed our plight and called the animal shelter. One was very sick and weak (Elliot) and the other, Buster, was very strong and a really good friend. Despite the best efforts of the shelter staff, Elliot continued to decline and, on the verge of death, was going to be euthanized on 8/8 when shelter staff reached out to the always over full MickaCoo for help. MickaCoo did take these two in (keeping them together since they were such good buddies) and with a lot of care and good luck, Elliot's condition reversed and she (?) began to gain weight and strength. It has been a joy to see these two beat the odds and thrive. As one friend of MickaCoo put it, 'Their lives are no smaller than ours.'Please apply to adopt http://www.pigeonrescue.org/birds/apply-to-foster-or-adopt/