Cynthia approached me, on behalf of Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions to design a Chubby Bird Styled pin based off her adorable emotional support pigeon, Miu. If you haven't seen Miu, please check out her instagram, just prepare your heart for the heaps cute.
In late November 2016, Cynthia Zhou was going about her day when she saw an update from Palomacy Pigeon & Dove adoptions: They had just rescued a homing pigeon who was "released" by her owner's family, despite having no survival skills as a domestic bird.
Palomacy provides foster homes and medical care for pigeons and doves that many shelters would euthanize, and they're always overfull. They didn't have room for her but saved her anyway, hoping that she could be fostered in a short-term situation until she was adopted.
Despite her past, she was loving and affectionate - one month later, she finalized her adoption.
Miu's a testament to the little-known delights of having a pet pigeon. She's cuddly, gives pigeon kisses, and even travels across the country with her on airplane flights. They try to show people close-up that these birds, abandoned by humans, can make wonderful companions - it's easy to fall in love with pigeons after meeting her!
For a donation to Palomacy of $10 (shipping within the US included, for international shipping, please donate $14), you will receive a thank you and a Chubby Pigeon/Miu-inspired pin. 100% of profits will go to Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue, so they can continue to save lives like Miu's.
Get your Pin here: https://pigeonrescue-3573.wedid.it/