He is available for adoption, so gets on it people!
Austin is available for adoption through a nonprofit called Mickacoo who work with local shelters in northern California to find homes for pigeons and doves. Right now, they're facing a little bit of a crisis because there are so many birds in need of placement and so few homes - there's more than 50 Austin's in need of a new home! Wrong!
The types of pigeons and doves Mickacoo rescue cannot survive on their own. Some are escapees from live-market sales, slaughterhouses, squab farms or the unfortunate recipients of misguided kindness, wherein kind-hearted folks buy them from live-market vendors and release them. Some are former homing pigeons or unwanted companions. All deserve a chance at a new home (and it doesn't take much to house and care for these little dudes and dudettes).
If you've got a bit of space, a few materials, and a little bit of time, get your aviary-building groove on and welcome some of these awesome birds into your homes.
Also, no comments on eating pigeons - Austin will peck you to death!
To help, please contact Mickacoo RIGHT THIS SECOND, YOU CAN HAVE TUFTED FOOTED PIGEONS! DO IT!