168. Saving a Pigeon

When Julia left for school in the morning, noticed a pigeon sitting very closely to the door of her apartment building. Usually pigeons flew whenever someone got too close to them, but pigeon didn't seem to care. Julia didn't think much of it though. When she got back from school that afternoon, she noticed the pigeon in the same exact place. It seemed the hadn't moved at all. Julia moved closer. She the pigeon had a wound on its wing. was worried that a dog or a cat eat the injured animal. Julie ran upstairs to apartment and told her mom about the pigeon.

" have to help it!" Julie insisted. Julie's mom a disgusted face. "I don't want to. Pigeons diseases," she said. Julie began to cry. This Julie's mom feel bad. She gave in, but gave Julie some rules. The pigeon had to in the kitchen in a storage bin. Julie's didn't want to have to touch the dirty .

Julie put one of her old baby blankets the bottom of a deep storage bin. While tried to feed the injured bird bits of bread, Julie's mom looked online for local animal organizations. She felt silly trying to save a though. Finally she found an organization that would the bird, but not until the next morning. stayed up all night watching the bird.

The morning Julia and her mother took the subway the bird rescue organization. Many people on the gave Julie and her mother strange looks. Julie's just shrugged. When they got to the rescue , Julie told the worker, "Please take good care Sebastian".