My wife's friend does wildlife rescue, injured or misplaced birds, squirrels, things like that. Jill was at her house last week and looking at some of the birds that she is working with. In with the injured ones was a racing pigeon with a broken wing, that won't heal properly to allow him to fly. He's got a number around his leg, and the owner was called and they didn't want him anymore because he can't fly.
Now he's been added to our ever expanding furry family. Meet Mr. Mizel. He is three and likes to be petted. Not like dog petting, but gentle petting. Mr. Mizel coos.
P.S. One of the finches that we have (we have eight) has a baby. :-)