Six of the Portland, TN Birds to Have A Soft Landing at M&C Rescue
Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:30 AM
Many of you have been following the hoarding situation in Portland, TN where 116 birds were removed from cramped living conditions in a home not suitable for them. Once this rescue took place, I had the absolute pleasure of helping Animal Rescue Corps. coordinate several of the rescue groups for these birds to be placed into. What a lovely group of caring people! When I spoke with Primarily Primates in TX (who agreed to take all of the conure species), the birds had made the trip, were doing very well and were settling nicely into their new environments. Gulf Coast Exotic Bird Sanctuary also took in some of these birds and kindly agreed to provide temporary care for a smaller flock that are destined for our rescue. We offered to take those who seemed like they might be more difficult to place due to disabilities or emotional issues and Animal Rescue hand picked 6 from the flock they felt could use a bit of extra TLC.
These birds are destined to arrive at Macaw and Cockatoo Rescue within the week - just as soon as we can make a special place for them and can make sure that we can give them the care they desperately need to brighten their futures. Among these birds are a goffins cockatoo with an old beak injury, an umbrella cockatoo who is missing a foot, a very frightened african grey, an african grey who is plucking, and two orange wing amazons that may be elderly (or possibly just very malnourished). Along with these six, we also agreed to help Gulf Coast with a bare eyed cockatoo who very much wants to find a family to love him. These guys are resting comfortably with Gulf Coast for now and seem to be doing ok (other than being fearful of people.) Each of them has had a vet exam through Animal Rescue, but we always feel it important to give our rescues an extensive examination to make sure that everything is going alright on the inside as well as the outside, especially if they have just traveled, so they will all be vetted as soon as they arrive.
Our rescue would be extremely grateful for any help in caring for this special flock of birds who have been neglected for many years. We want to provide a safe and quiet environment, and needed medical care and a future for each of them that is filled with stability and love. Our estimated costs for initial vetting & transport are roughly $2,000. We have currently reached 30% of our goal in donations for this group. We deeply enjoy working with all of the birds who come to the rescue, but my heart really goes out to these ones that have spent the majority of their lives without notice of their physical or emotional needs. We want to be sure that never happens again.
If you would like to donate, you may do so by going to our website at www.abqparrots.org or you can call our vets office to donate directly toward medical care. We sincerely appreciate any help we can get and hope that those who donate toward causes like these know that they are the wings that help to carry these birds to safety as rescue groups simply cannot do it alone. If you cannot donate or have already donated toward this or a different cause, please send good wishes or pray for these birds. They can hear you!
Here is a picture of one of the birds, a little goffins cockatoo who is missing part of his beak, courtasy of ArtCat Designs. He is not yet named, but we will have to come up with something special when he comes to the rescue!
BatToo, Loretta, Mars, PeggySue, Benny, Chrissy, Orbit, & PJ
T2, DYHA, RLory, B&G Macaw, BE2, IRN, RLory, OWA
(Also Cockatiels: Cooper, Luke, GingerAle, Ash, Rio, Roxie)
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and wrong because sometime in your life you will have been all of these."
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