Bird Thieves in Houston Texas
Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:08 PM
It breaks my heart to know that people can be so cruel. I think the worst part is that they didn't take his cage, food, or water dish. How can they possibly take good care of him? They couldn't possibly care about him the way my husband and I did. I can't see anyone like that taking the time to be patient and loving for a mean grumpy old bird. A lot of people say "He was just a stupid bird, why don't you just get another one?" My response is always the same. "Would you just go out and get another child?" They may seem a little puzzled, but they get the point I am trying to make.
I had two cockatiels. Both had very different personalities. When I got Pixel (my female cockatiel) it brought out the youth in Smokestack. Now she no longer has her best friend. It almost seems as though she is crying for him. She still tweets and waits for his response. When there is no response she starts screaming. I don't want to get another cockatiel yet. I almost feel as though that would be a betrayal to Smokestack.
Unfortunately I don't have a personal computer anymore so I am unable to scan a picture of him. From things that my husband and I have heard and read we believe he is Latino. He is all white except for his orange cheeks, and the yellow feathers on top of his head and around his eyes. He has a bald spot about the size of a dime right behind the little yellow feathers on top of his head. He hisses and tries to bite everyone including me and my husband. We had him for at least 5 yrs, but he is much older than that. We rescued him from his previous owner who inherited him from a good friend that had passes away. I know this is a long shot but if anyone my have any information I would really appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my story.
Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:51 AM
But when i get the steel doors and security system in place i won't worry too much because the response time to my location is right at 10 minutes.(i have caught people shining lights in the windows and checking the locks so i had to call the law.
When i lived further out in the country i didn't have to worry because i lived on a private road and everyone knew who was supposed to be there but at the edge of town i can't trust anyone.
I never even locked my doors at the other place because nobody was stupid enough to break in.
Now i have a guard dog and have to lock up everything i want to keep even if it is worth very little.
Hopefully the shotgun will keep sticky fingers off the birds here but who knows, after all i have an obligation to the owners to keep these birds safe and i guess i will have to do everything i can to do it even if it means shooting someone which is really a sad thing people should play the cards they are delt and quit stealing.
If anyone in texas has a bird stolen let me know and if someone brings a bird in that fits that description i will accept it and contact you right away.
If the bird is stolen the law will take care of the thief because i get a contract on all birds that come in with the name and address of the surrendering party.
Posted 13 November 2004 - 03:57 AM
This is our worst nightmare.
People who do not know birds can never understand.
Put notices up all over town, and in the local papers.
I am sure word has already gone out due to this forum.
Blessings to you,
Linda In CA
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:35 AM
I live near Houston and do sugar glider rescues.
I hope that you can find Smokestack soon.
How is the sugar glider?
I will keep Smokestack in my prayers.
Have a blessed day.
CHAOS...It is not just a theory...it's my life.
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Adopt a rescue pet!
Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:07 PM
A police officer is supposed to talk to the kid that had the little sugar glider to see if he can find out anything else. I will let you know if I hear anything else.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 07:14 PM
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