Somewhere out there, there’s a very fancy pigeon owner worried half to death over the whereabouts of their most glammed-up pigeon. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry: the bird is safe and sound at a sanctuary in Arizona.
On November 11, Fallen Feathers in Glendale, Arizona, posted a picture of a pigeon they had found. The pigeon was totally ordinary except for its perfectly tailored rhinestone vest.
Fallen Feathers director Jody Kieran described the bird to AZ Central:
“He’s very friendly and fits on your finger.”
Now, the hunt is on to try and track down the owner of this well-dressed bird. If he isn’t claimed in a month, he’ll be put up for adoption.
So a bedazzled pigeon shows up to a bird rescue in Peoria – now the hunt to find its owner. Fallen Feathers rescue believes the pigeon was likely hand raised and is used to wearing its bedazzled vest. Missing a pigeon? pic.twitter.com/w00i8MZpYg
— Justin Pazera (@justinpazera) November 16, 2018
Releasing the bird back into the wild doesn’t seem like an option in this case. Kieran says the pet has developed a notable fondness for human culture, especially Western movies:
“They’re really very tame and they’re actually really smart. This was a bird that was well loved.”
Twitter spread to word to try and get the pigeon and its rhinestones back to its forever-home.
Hope they find its owner.
— Debbie the Texan (@debbiethetexan) November 18, 2018
That a Great Story!
— Ruby Telles (@rubytelles66) November 19, 2018
‘Is he Liberace?’ Lost pigeon found strutting around in a rhinestone vest in Arizona https://t.co/xqbj47pIG5
— Patrick Sweeney (@PatrickS) November 18, 2018
He looks very concerned
— ZenDad (@desertopus) November 18, 2018
O to be a pigeon wearing a rhinestone-studded vest.
— Dana Henry (@textgenerator) November 18, 2018
— Elvira van Oudtshoorn (@EvRvO123) November 18, 2018
Whoever this pigeon belongs to had better claim it quick! No doubt the pet will be adopted ASAP if made available to the public—who wouldn’t want a bird who knows how to accessorize?!