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San Diego Humane Society to put more than 100 birds up for adoption

The pigeons and doves were brought to the Humane Society on April 25 after their owner surrendered them

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Humane Society has put up 78 pigeons and 29 doves up for adoption on Wednesday during a special adoption window.

The Humane Society received the birds on April 25 when their owner surrendered them. The organization's veterinary team examined them and have since cleared them for adoption. The birds will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they are all adopted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prospective adopters are encouraged to have a habitat and food prior to adopting a bird to reduce the stress on the bird. Doing so will also allow adopters to bring their birds home as soon as they are adopted and get them acclimated to the new surroundings. The birds have been given a special adoption price of $5 per bird. 

Residents can adopt one of the birds at the organization's San Diego campus at 5500 Gaines St. Prospective adopters are advised to budget extra time due to the campus' limited amount of parking.