Las Vegas animal rescue on hunt for pigeons in tiny hats

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hat-wearing pigeons have gained popularity on social media while raising concerns from animal rescuers in Nevada.

KVVU-TV reported Monday that a man shot a video of pigeons wearing miniature red cowboy hats in Las Vegas.

Animal rescuer Mariah Hillman says she originally thought it was cute before questioning where the hats came from and how they stayed on the birds.

Hillman says her animal rescue Lofty Hopes has nursed dozens of injured pigeons back to health in the region.

She says her organization is working to track down the pigeons and remove the hats but have not been able to locate them yet.

Hillman has urged people who see the birds to feed them until her team can come trap them.

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Information from: KVVU-TV, http://www.kvvu.com

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