Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

To provide protection for those who, by no fault or choice of their own, cannot help themselves, and depend on humans for their care. To ensure the highest quality of life for our companion birds. To educate the bird owning public on the most current diet, health and general care information.
Dec 3, 2013

#GivingTuesday - What are YOU Doing?

Sweetpea, a recently-adopted Greencheek Conure
Sweetpea, a recently-adopted Greencheek Conure

On this Second Annual #GivingTuesday, join us in sharing why you give - and consider donating toward our matching gift campaign.

Typically, the holidays are when many Americans volunteer to help the most vulnerable. Others make charitable contributions that can last throughout the holiday season. Today we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a worldwide effort to raise awareness and motivate action for the common good.  #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving (as opposed to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days dedicated to shopping) -- when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more all come together to celebrate helping our communities.

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue is proud to support #GivingTuesday.  Here's how you can too!

  • Friend us on Facebook.  Tell us why you support Mickaboo and share your thoughts with your friends!
  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet about your #GivingTuesday activities
  • Give to your favorite bird rescue (Mickaboo)!  Generous supporters have created a matching gift fund of $3000; it'll be used to match YOUR online donations today on a 3-1 basis (every $3 you give will be matched by $1 from the matching gift fund).  Give by midnight PacificTime today for your funds to count!

We'll share some of your FB posts and tweets on our blog throughout the day - look for yours!

The volunteers and Board of Directors (and our foster flock of over 400 birds!) thank you for all you do throughout the year to support us as we help companion birds in need like Sweetpea, the pictured greencheek conure. We recently re-homed him when his former owners could no longer provide the home environment he needed. 

We look forward to seeing your thoughts on FB and Twitter!

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Oct 23, 2013

Give NOW to Help Our Feathered Friends!

A Cherryhead Conure in the arms of his parront
A Cherryhead Conure in the arms of his parront

GlobalGiving's BONUS Day has begun!  This is a quick reminder to give NOW to use this 30% matching gift opportunity before matching funds run out, via this donation page.

Ultimately, Mickaboo's mission is to enhance the quality of life for birds who come through our doors.  The pictures in this report show a few of our beneficiaries and their guardians.  Mickaboo directly serves over 1000 birds annually, and many more indirectly through the dozens of bird care classes and other public events in which we participate throughout the year.

Would you help us help more birds, like the ones shown here, and like the ones in our Angel program due to their extensive medical needs?

Our birds and our volunteers will appreciate your generosity at this time.

Pico, a Blue and Gold Macaw, enjoying his person
Pico, a Blue and Gold Macaw, enjoying his person
Nika (Senegal) and her person enjoying the moment
Nika (Senegal) and her person enjoying the moment

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Oct 22, 2013

Lift the Moratorium - Give on Oct 23 (Tomorrow!)

Jackie, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Jackie, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Please give tomorrow morning during GlobalGiving's Bonus Day (starting at 6 am Pacific), to help us lift our moratorium!

Mickaboo's Board of Directors voted to impose a moratorium on further bird intakes on October 4.  We have an extraordinarily large number of birds in our care, including members of the Wild Flock of Telegraph Hill, that are or have been very ill.  To continue caring for the birds we already have, we must stop taking in additional birds, with the minor exception of surrendered birds accompanied by a fee for incremental medical costs. 

You can help lift the moratorium,and help us help more birds! This is a reminder about the matching gift opportunity tomorrow. From Oct 23, 6 am PT - 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $20,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page early tomorrow to take advantage of this opportunity - the matching funds go quickly (generally in an hour or two).

Your generosity will help birds like Jackie. She is a sulphur-crested cockatoo recovering from a prolapse, a condition where the uterus protrudes through the rectum and becomes subject to infection and tissue death.

Please make a note (now) to give tomorrow and help Jackie and many, many other birds like her become healthy enough to be placed in their forever homes.  They and our volunteers will really, really appreciate it!

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