Birdman of Long Beach

by Rebecca on November 12, 2009

in Pet Talk

A Wing & A Prayer: LB Vet Is Hero To His Flock by Judy & Kate

This Veterans Day, the Pet Post honors Dan Lubniewski, aka the Bird Man of Long Beach. Dan is a veteran U.S. Marine Lance Corporal who has experienced some of the difficulties that other armed forces vets have experienced, but he’s not defined by them.

Dan is a hero and saint. Francis of Assisi, to be exact. Although Dan was a Marine, he has been for over five years a champion of a flying squadron-or, more exactly, squab-dron. Dan has rescued and rehabilitated an astonishing number of pigeons since he saved his first one in 2005, and he hasn’t doctored his last flyboy yet.

“I think I was never happier because of all the lives I’m saving,” Dan said. “It is so rewarding,” Dan said. “No one could really ever understand, unless they have held the thousands of injured and tortured birds like I have. I don’t know how to not to care.”

Happy Veterans Day, Dan Lubniewski, and every hero who has put himself or herself in harm’s way for, as Dan says, any entity. To read more about the Birdman of Long Beach see the full article at:

If you’d like to contact Dan Lubniewski or help with donations for supplies and food for his charges, e-mail him at: animalrescuer131@yahoo.com

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