Caroline was found in a Maryland suburb, in December. She was covered in dirt, had badly-clipped wings and a deformed leg - likely from malnutrition - and was suffering from a bad upper respiratory infection.
She was also incredibly friendly.
"It's certainly possible that Caroline was raised as a pet, or at the very least, socialized to be around people in a manner that she enjoys," Katherine E. Zenzano, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, tells The Dodo.
But after about two weeks in the shelter, Caroline wasn't getting any healthier. So, says Kalina, who is the shelter's adoption coordinator, "I decided to bring her home."