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68. 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.
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