PIGEON and DOVE RESCUE

Resources and advice for anyone who finds a sick or injured pigeon or dove, a pigeon trapped in netting or a baby pigeon or dove.

PIGEON FRIENDLY RESCUE CENTRES 

 If you have a bird in need of help please avoid calling the national charity that has royal patronage, their inspectors will very rarely take pigeons handed into their care to a rescue centre or wildlife hospital , the vast majority are immediately killed by neck dislocation. 

The link below  will take you to a website that will help you identify rescue centres that will accept pigeons but please be aware that many   that describe themselves as "pigeon friendly" will use euthanasia as the first option for pigeons that are injured and might not be releasable and for pigeons that suffer from paramyxovirus , whereas others make provision for quarantine and for providing or finding a permanent aviary home for unreleasable birds.  Please check this policy before handing a bird over.

 

http://helpwildlife.co.uk/directory/