But Lily, with a personality far bigger than her little frame lets on, is hardly an outlier when it comes to her kind. (In fact, here are 21 things that make each and every pigeon really quite remarkable.)
"Domestic doves (and pigeons) make amazing pets. They are smart, emotional and full of charm. Wild birds should be left free but domestic birds can't be free - they need homes!" says Young. "Just as there are homeless dogs and cats, there are homeless domestic and unreleasable birds in urgent need of adoption!"
To learn more about adopting a pigeon or dove, visit Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.