I think you have a Dove rather than a Pigeon.
It would be wonderful,Grimaldy, if you would start a whole thread with Doves that are not protected.It is great that there is someone nearby who can help, but...
Not all doves are protected species under the federal Migratory Bird Act, many species are not. Secondly people should know there are several exemptions within the Fish and Game laws about rescuing protected birds. Not illegal.
I raise this point because warning people about possible legal prblems will likely scare them off and cause them to avoid rescue if they are led to believe that legal problems will be the result of any attempt to rescue a dove.
We have several ring neck doves that frequent our backyard.Grimaldy,
there are tons of feral ringneck doves down here. They are flocks of hundreds all over Miami. They are not native species and not protected. In pet stores they sell for 15$.