I found a homing pigeon on Sat morning on our property. I contacted the club it belongs to. Spoke to someone who informed me the owner of the bird is in a hospice unit. He didn't know what to tell me to do with the bird. The bird has a small injury on it's back. I am taking him to my vet later this morning. I contacted around 8 different people involved in pigeon clubs. Some just tell me to release it when it is ready(being my vet gives it the ok). My problem is this bird will fly home (near Phila) and I don't know if there is anyone there to take care of him. I have tried to contact the club member from Phila I spoke to and he is not returning my calls. I have the bird in a large bird cage (I could almost fit in it) I got him pigeon food and grit. The cage is in my garage. During the day (when I am home). I leave the garage door open and pull the cage to the door way so he can get some sun and look around. At night he is inside with the door closed. I can't bring him in the house, b/c I have a doberman and five cats. Anyway..can someone tell me what I should do with him? I don't have a problem with keeping him (I am getting attached) I know he will need some type of coop, but I know he should be able to get out and fly around. Will this bird eventually think of this as his home and stay or will he make his way back to Phila where I don't know if someone will be taking care of him? I would appreciate any ideas or help!