Listing Of Parrot Rescues: We Need Your Input!

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I hope that no one reading this blog might be thinking: “It’s about time! I can finally unload this horrible bird!” Sadly, even with all the information on this site that teaches you how to work on your bird problems, helping you to be in the right frame of mind to do so, there will still be those who need these services. It is an unfortunate truth that a list like this is necessary.

I know that many people got their birds without realizing just how dificult a human/bird relationship can be. Some have said they felt downright misled when they bought their bird. Just the same, you made the decision to bring a bird into your home and here you are. Its welfare is your responsibility. As a human being, you owe it to this bird, as to any pet, to try to make things right. I would like to think that we would all go to the ends of the earth to keep our birds.

There are those looking to relinquish their birds who won’t find what it takes to bother trying to make it work, and there are those who can’t keep their birds because of life changes, ill health, or for financial reasons. This list is intended for those in that last resort scenario:

RESCUES AND SANCTUARIES:

GABRIEL FOUNDATION, Denver. CO
1025 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 629-5900
Fax: (303) 629-5901
Email: gabriel@thegabrielfoundation.org
Website: http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/

OASIS, Scottsdale, AZ
The Oasis Sanctuary
5411 N. Teran Road
Benson, AZ 85602
Voice: (520) 212-4737
Fax: (520) 212-0123
Email: oasis@the-oasis.org
Website: http://www.the-oasis.org/

MACAW AND COCKATOO RESCUE OF NM, Albuquerque area, NM
Phone: 505-994-0505
Email: info@abqparrots.org
Website: http://www.abqparrots.org/

MIDWEST AVIAN ADOPTION AND RESCUE SERVICES (MAARS), Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
1360 University Ave W #347
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone:     (651) 275-0568
Fax:(651) 275-0457
E-mail:
Adoption/Sanctuary: adoption@maars.org
General Questions/Comments: birds@maars.org
Website: http://www.maars.org/index.php

PARROT EDUCATION AND ADOPTION CENTER (PEAC), San Diego, CA
P.O. Box 600423
San Diego, CA 92160
Phone: 619-287-8200
Fax: 909-563-8418
Email: parroted@peac.org
Website: http://peac.org/

WORLD PARROT REFUGE/FOR THE LOVE OF PARROTS, Coombs, BC (CANADA)
2116 Alberni Hwy
Coombs, British Columbia
V0R 1M0
Canada
Phone: (250) 248-5194
Email: wendy.huntbatch@floprs.org
Website: http://worldparrotrefuge.org/

SECOND CHANCE BIRDS, Rochester, NY
East Coast:
PO Box 64183
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-370-7157
Email:
secondchancerescue@frontiernet.net
secondchancebirdrescue@rochester.rr.com
West Coast:
Phone: 530-217-3882
Email: SCBRWestCoast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.secondchancebirdrescue.com/index.html

MICKABOO, San Jose, CA
P.O. Box 697
San Jose, CA 95106-0697
Voicemail: (650) 450-9104
Fax: 1-866-201-4199
Email: mail@mickaboo.org
Website: http://www.mickaboo.org/

GULF COAST EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Pearland, TX
P.O. Box 1737
Pearland, Texas  77588
Phone: (281) 485-1900
Email: kristen@gulfcoastexoticbirdsanctuary.org
Website:  http://www.gulfcoastexoticbirdsanctuary.com/

THE LILY SANCTUARY, Fountain Valley, CA
PO Box 9294, Fountain Valley, CA 92728-9294
Phone: (714) 442-9474
Fax: (714) 531-3189
Email: www.lilysanctuary.org
Website: http://www.lilysanctuary.org/

DEE’S HAVEN, Lexington, GA
P.O. Box 336
139 Terrace Circle
Lexington, GA  30648
Phone: 706-599-5631 / 706-599-5634
Email: deeshaven@gmail.com
Website: http://deeshaven.com/default.aspx

FOSTER PARROTS, LTD, Rockland. MA
P.O. Box 650
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: (781) 878-3733
Email: Marc@fosterparrots.com
Website:  http://web.mac.com/fosterparrots/FOSTER_PARROTS/HOME.html

FEATHER FRIENDS PARROT ADOPTION SREVICES, Maspeth, NY
P.O. Box 780344
Maspeth, NY 11378
Fax: 718) 478-8460
Email: nycparrot@verizon.net
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzermrgu/

WINGS OF LOVE BIRD HAVEN, Red Oak, TX
PO Box 182
Red Oak, TX 75154
Phone: (972) 617-3931
Fax: (972) 617-3936
Email: de@bird-haven.org
Website: http://www.bird-haven.org/about.htm

SOUTHEAST TEXAS AVIAN RESCUE, southeast TX coastal region
Email: gary@STARescue.org
Website: http://www.starescue.org/index.htm

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY, Kanub, UT
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, Utah 84741-5000
Main phone: (435) 644-2001
Email: parrots@bestfriends.org
Website: http://www.bestfriends.org/

PHOENIX LANDING, Asheville, NC / Arlington, VA
P.O. Box 1233, Asheville, NC 28802 (primary)
P.O. Box 7661, Arlington, VA 22207
Email: phoenixlanding@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.phoenixlanding.org/

MOLLYWOOD, Bellingham, WA
PO Box 28296
Bellingham, WA 98228-0296
Phone: 360-966-7490
Email: mollywood@parrot-rescue.org
Website: http://www.mollywood.org/aboutus.htm

PAMPERED PARROTS AVIAN RESCUE, Airway Heights, WA
Phone: 509-218-3438
Email: pamperedparrots@msn.com.
Website: http://www.pamperedparrots.org/

RAVEN’S HAVEN EXOTIC BIRD RESCUE, Vienna, WV
Email: raven@ravenshaven.org <raven@ravenshaven.org>
Website: http://www.ravenshaven.org/

FLORIDA EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Wesley Chapel, FL
P.O. Box 7370
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33545
Phone: 813-545-5406
Email: birdmother@flabirdsanctuary.com
Website: http://www.flabirdsanctuary.com/

WILSON PARROT FOUNDATION, Damascas, MD
26613 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
Phone:(301)368-3200
Email: wilsonparrotfoun@aol.com
Website: http://www.wilsonparrotfoundation.com/ParrotCam.aspx

BIRD LOVERS ONLY RESCUE SERVICE, Dyer, IN
P.O. Box 552
Dyer, IN 46311
Email: birdloversonly@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.birdloversonly.org/

GREYHAVEN EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Surrey, BC (Canada)
Phone: (604) 878-7212
Email: info@greyhaven.bc.ca
Website: http://greyhaven.bc.ca/

FLORIDA PARROT RESCUE, Tampa, FL
Phone: 813-516-1759
Email: FLParrotRescue@aol.com
Website: http://floridaparrotrescue.com/

WINGS OF HOPE RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, Cleveland, GA
P.O. Box 22, Cleveland, GA  30528
Phone: (732) 833 – 7825
Fax: (706) 219-3573
Email:  WOH@wingsofhope-nj.com
Website: http://www.wingsofhope-nj.com/about_us.html

WINGS OVER THE RAINBOW, Moraine, OH
4950 Springboro Pike
Moraine, OH 45439
Phone: (937) 396-0950
Email: wingsotr@gmail.com
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/wingsotr/home

ZAZU’S HOUSE, Woodinville, WA
5130 Maitby Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (425) 478-9766
Email: zazushouse@AOL.com
Website: http://www.zazushouse.com/Welcome.html

Keep in mind that many of these rescues are packed to the rafters with unwanted birds, and most survive solely by volunteer support and donation. It is preferred that your donations do not have wings. Please feel free to contribute financially to any of these organizations, and if you live in the area, most are in need of volunteer workers. They are all responsible establishments run by wonderful people who work hard for birds. They need our help.

Also, the rescues listed above are in no particular order. It is an incomplete list. I would greatly appreciate your recommendations for rescues that your know of personally so that we are able to list as many choices as possible. For those of you outside the US, I would especially appreciate your input.  Please read the list of criteria we are using to judge the reputability of each facility:

  • The facility is clean and operated by knowledgeable caretakers. Birds are fed a healthy diet, enriched and rehabbed to increase the likelihood that placement will be permanent.
  • They have a stringent screening process for potential new homes.
  • They have an education program in place for new owners.
  • They do not “sell” birds for profit (or promote the pet industry).
  • They are not breeders and do not encourage breeding.
  • They are not hoarders and actively look for placement unless a bird is determined to be unsuitable for re-homing.
  • They do not exceed their spacial or financial limitations when accepting new birds and will close their doors when limits have been reached.

If you know of a place that maintains these standards, please comment below so that we can look into it and add it to this list. Thanks for your help.

Author Patty Jourgensen specializes in avian health, behavior and nutrition and has been working with and caring for rescue birds since 1987.


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  • A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
    PO Box 41414
    Brecksville, OH 44141

    Phone: email to request

    Email: aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com

    Website: http://aparrottoaflamingoinc.zoomshare.com

    email: aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com

    Fran Filak on
  • Please add ours as well:
    Tha-amazon.com / Maricopa, Arizona 85138 / Phone: (480) 382-9167 / Email: info@Tha-amazon.com/ Our new website goes live 8/2/2014, Thank you! We have strict adoption guidelines and can send those upon request. We do not charge intake fees for surrenders, as well as offer bird behavior classes at no charge to the public.

    C Jackson on
  • I visited a friend today in Globe, AZ who showed me her neighbors aviary down the hill. The conditions were deplorable! There must have been at least 30-40 birds (macaws, cockatoos, etc.) with feces piled 6 inches high and disgusting water/food sources. It gets cold in Globe during the winter and there was no heat source for these birds. They must be freezing. Most of them were missing feathers and looked very sickly. I know if I call our local animal control nothing will be done. It’s a small town and lets face it, birds are the last thing people are worried about. My question is, is there anything anyone can do about this? I don’t know anything about birds but I do know these guys need help. Call me at 928-812-1320 if you can help.

    Leana on
  • A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO PARROT RESCUE, Brecksville, Ohio
    PO Box 41414
    Brecksville, OH 44141-0414
    Phone: (pls. use email initially)
    Email: aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com
    Website: http://www.apaarrottoaflamingoinc.zoomshare.com

    Ohio-based Nonprofit, No-kill parrot rescue, adoption, rehoming, donations. Yes we take in small cage birds and older parrots. As space permits. An email interview starts the adoption process. Email us for more info.

    Fran Filak on
  • oops… this is A-Parrot to A-Flamingo’s actual website. Pls. correct my typo in my submission as noted below. Thanks!

    http://www.aparrottoaflamingoinc.zoomshare.com/

    Fran Filak on

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