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Bird rescue looks for help stopping bird dumping

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bird
dumping a big issue at our parks and now the “Lofty Hopes Bird Rescue” says
they need the community’s help to stop this.

Mariah Hillman with Lofty Hopes
says they received a call regarding an influx of birds at Lorenzi Park.

A man with a blue car was
spotted setting them free.

“Someone has been
dumping fan tail pigeons,” Hillman said. “Unfortunately, these guys
are not street feral pigeons. These guys are bred.”

The man was first reported
dumping them by the lake before dawn and then by the dumpster in the evening.

“They don’t fly well so
they are not going to fare well outside obviously because of predators and they
never been outside so they don’t know about cars,” Hillman said.

A total of 117 of these
birds were rescued but everyday more continue to be dumped. Lofty Birds says
they contacted animal control and were told they are not federally protected
and pigeons are considered “pests”.

“We’re not interested
in catching him we’re just interested in saving the birds,” Hillman said. “Just
turn them over we’ll take them and give them a good home you don’t have to dump
them.”

Click HERE for more information on how you can help out Lofty Hopes.

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