An informal group of animal lovers have taken it upon themselves to help city-dwelling pigeons keep their feet clean. The group, known online as the “San Francisco Pigeons Stringfoot help” find flocks of pigeons and treat them for stringfoot, a condition that can deform the bird’s feet, while also working to break birds’ dependence on humans for food.

Mission Local Spotlight: San Francisco Pigeons Stringfoot Help from Mission Local on Vimeo.

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  1. Don’t be ridiculous comparing this to a pedicure. .. Animals big and small die from these injuries. I take care of locals when I can, but affecting water based birds: ducks and geese this string tying is practically fatal. Leads to infections and dismemberment or simply being easily caught by predators.
    Don’t trivialize this work or I’ll have to mail u all photos of the wounds

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