Hi folks, quick post, and I will try to post more soon.
Good news (mostly) about the pelican. He has been eating lots of fish and seems fit, but is still not flying. He is staying in the large flight pen at the shelter and has found a friend, another brown pelican who is also not flying. I like to think of them as the nerdy kids in trenchcoats (or too much eyeliner, or overalls with no shirts under... whatever your mind conjures for "malcontents") not participating in P.E.
Hopefully he will fly soon and be released into the uncertainty that is wild life. I would be sad if he became a pet, and I am not sure how infinite is the shelter's tolerance. Surely they cannot house him forever.
Send him dreams of flying, and tickly feet. It's high time for him to get back into the swing of things.