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Rescuer Puzzled After Pigeon Was Found Wearing Rhinestone-Studded Vest

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Decking out a pet in the latest fashion trends is nothing new, but when it is a pigeon, it certainly turns some heads.

When a woman found a pigeon on her back porch in Phoenix, Arizona, her curiosity got the better of her, according to Inside Edition.

She didn’t want the friendly little pigeon that wouldn’t fly away to fall into the hands of prey and get hurt.

So, she took the little pigeon into her home, where she had quite an interesting discovery.

The pigeon was sporting a stylish rhinestone-bedazzled vest – an interesting choice of outfits to say the least.

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Knowing this wasn’t a wild bird, the homeowner gave the pigeon to Fallen Feathers in Arizona, where Jody Kieran, who runs the rescue center, cared for the bird and tried to find its owner.

Because the pigeon was so friendly and of course wearing quite the getup, Kieran knew this bird was obviously a missing pet.

To make things more interesting, the bedazzled vest was sporting a designer label which Kieran knew the pigeon couldn’t have put it on himself.

Kieran posted photos of the bird online while local news outlets spread the word to help locate his owner.

Word of the missing bird circulated the area and eventually reached the right people where Olive, as the bird was affectionately known, was reunited with his owner Marlette Fernando.

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Olive had gotten out of his carrier and flew out the car window a few days earlier while Fernando was taking her son to school.

“I had a friend on Instagram send me a link to one of the news channels,” Fernando told KPHO.

“He was freaking out. He was like, ‘You’re not going to believe this.’

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Then I click on the link, I saw that Olive was pretty much everywhere online, on the news,” she added.

Fernando was reunited with little Olive and the pigeon was finally able to go back home.

It was obvious that Olive was Fernando’s sidekick as he perched happily on her shoulder.

Olive, we love the look and are so happy you are safe and sound back at home!

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Dawn is a writer from Milwaukee who loves the art of crafting copy. She has experience in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly B2B magazine where she honed her writing skills. No matter the topic or audience, she has a story to tell.
Dawn is a writer from Milwaukee who loves the art of crafting copy. She has previously worked in marketing and as as editor-in-chief of a monthly B2B magazine where she honed her writing skills. She enjoys the art of captivating readers and making them come back time and time again for more. No matter the topic or audience, she has a story to tell. Whether it’s an article, newsletter, news release or web content, she's done it.
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