Olive's Place is a 501c3 nonprofit dove and pigeon sanctuary located near Tulsa, OK. We take in birds who are domestic or unreleasable and provide a home for as long as they need it. We offer advice on bird care, including how to build a safe aviary. Pigeons and doves are wonderful pets! Ask about adopting or fostering.
I have always had a love for birds. One of my earliest memories is of a little blue parakeet landing on our roof. We adopted the lost budgie, and have had birds ever since. As an adult looking for a way to give back, I interned at Farm Sanctuary and learned about caring for birds in a sanctuary setting. Later, I began volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator. One day I was given a fallen dove nest with a newly hatched chick - who I named Olive (and another egg about to hatch - her brother Trevor). While Trevor grew up perfectly healthy, Olive had lingering problems, and despite the efforts of a wonderful avian vet, we weren't able to save her. Olive's Place is named in her memory.
As I continued to work with wildlife, I recognized a gaping hole in the animal rescue community. While dogs and cats have many shelters and resources, birds have far fewer options. Furthermore, pigeons and doves are usually excluded from parrot-centered bird rescues, and because they are not all native, they don't necessarily fall under "wildlife" rescue. Farmed animal sanctuaries don't generally include them either. Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions, a rescue based in CA, provided inspiration, encouragement, and a network of help. I found my niche, and Olive's Place was hatched!
How you can help:
Volunteer , Foster, or Adopt if you are local
Donate directly - paypal.me/olivesplace