Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds

 
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Priya, a cockatiel who needed surgical help
Priya, a cockatiel who needed surgical help

Many thanks to those of you who recently helped Mickaboo by either donating OR voting for us in last month's Global Giving Photo Contest! Because of your generosity and others, Mickaboo's donations and winnings from the Photo Contest generated enough funds to pay for about 1.5 days' of veterinary expenses - a wonderful gift.

And now we have another favor to ask of you. 

Mickaboo is competing for a Chase Community Giving grant via another online voting contest. The top 196 nonprofit vote-getters will receive a share of $5 million – up to $250,000!  Wow!  If Mickaboo wins THAT much, it could think about building its own sanctuary!

Voting is in progress NOW and ends September 19th.

  • Use the app on Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving to vote for us.  Share your vote on your Facebook wall, and if one of your friends votes, you will receive a bonus vote that can be used to vote again for Mickaboo.
  • Are you a Chase customer (meaning you have a Chase credit card, checking or savings account, etc)? If so, you will receive 2 additional votes at ChaseGiving.com. You may use one of these votes for Mickaboo.

Your support enables Mickaboo to help birds like Priya (pictured). Priya is a sweet, beautiful lutino cockatiel who was found as a stray and brought to a shelter. After she was surrendered by the shelter to Mickaboo, she was rushed to the vet with a very swollen belly. Priya went through a one-hour surgical procedure to clean out the rotten eggs and dead tissue she had inside her, and has had to have a second reconstructive surgery. Her vet bills total over $4,000 so far.

Priya is now doing well in a foster home specializing in caring for cockatiels needing medication and lots of tender loving care. Please help us continue to help Priya and birds like her by donating today and/or  sending Chase Community Giving votes to Mickaboo.

THANK YOU for your help.  We would not be able to do what we do without it!

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Morgan, a cockatiel who needs your help
Morgan, a cockatiel who needs your help

Many thanks to those of you who recently donated to Mickaboo! Because of your generosity and others, Mickaboo won one of the $500 cash bonuses offered in the Global Giving Mother's Day Tribute Card Contest - a wonderful gift honoring all Mickaboo foster and adoptive parents.

We have an extraordinary matching gift opportunity coming soon! From June 12, 9 pm PT to June 13, 9 pm PT (i.e., the full calendar day of June 13 in Eastern Time Zone terms), Global Giving will match 50% of your online donations (up to $1,000 per donor per project), until Global Giving has given $75,000 in matching funds. Go to Mickaboo's Global Giving page to take advantage of this opportunity - an even more unique opportunity since Global Giving's normal match rate is 30%!

Your donations help birds like Morgan, a cockatiel (pictured). Morgan is an older female who used to live in an outdoor aviary.  Something startled Morgan - she bashed her wings, abraded her chest, and fractured her jaw so her beak is now misaligned. Morgan's previous owner decided her time had come and was going to let her die.  Mickaboo stepped in to take Morgan to an avian veterinarian where she spent two weeks in intensive care (and ran up quite the vet bill - almost $1,000!). Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity and help pay the vet bills for Morgan and other birds like her?

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to Global Giving for processing.

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April, a recently surrendered cockatiel
April, a recently surrendered cockatiel

Many thanks to those of you who recently donated to Mickaboo! Your donations help birds like April (pictured). When Mickaboo received a call from a shelter that a badly-injured cockatiel had just been surrendered to them, Mickaboo picked up April right away and rushed her to the vet. She was very skinny, had a badly injured wing and seemed completely run down. After spending a week in supportive care, she was placed in a loving foster home to recover from whatever got her into this bad situation 

Mother’s Day is coming soon!  Consider honoring the women in your life with an unconventional and unique gift – a gift to Mickaboo (via Global Giving) in their honor.  You will have your choice of personalized electronic, paper, and print-at-home cards to give to your special “moms” as the honorees of your gift(s). And, if you give between now and 9 pm Pacific on May 13, your gift could earn Mickaboo a $500 bonus (for the ten nonprofits with the most card-giving donors).

Would you consider taking advantage of this bonus opportunity and help pay the vet bills for April and many other birds like her?

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Risa, a feather-plucked Pionus
Risa, a feather-plucked Pionus

Many thanks to those of you who recently donated to Mickaboo! Because of your generosity and others, Mickaboo collected enough funds in the last month or so (centered around Global Giving Bonus Day) to pay for almost a month of veterinary expenses - a wonderful gift.

Your donations help birds like Risa (pictured). Risa experienced some major life changes that were just too stressful for her to handle. Sadly, she coped by picking at her body and feathers. Risa’s former owner cared for Risa very much and was worried about Risa’s health and happiness, so she surrendered Risa to Mickaboo, hoping that a change combined with extra love and attention, continued veterinary care and a good diet would restore Risa’s exterior beauty to match her interior. Risa is currently receiving veterinary care for mutilation, feather picking and dermatitis.  She also needs to gain some weight and strength. Though Risa is feeling a little down and out, she is still very kind, and looks forward to spending time with her human family or sitting quietly on their laps. Because of Risa’s medical and behavioral challenges she’ll likely need medical care for the foreseeable future.

Mother’s Day is coming soon!  Consider honoring the women in your life with an unconventional and unique gift – a donation to Mickaboo (via Global Giving) in their honor.  You’ll have your choice of personalized electronic, paper, and print-at-home cards to give to your special “moms” as the honorees of your gift(s). And, if you give between May 1 and May 13, your gift could earn Mickaboo a $500 bonus (for the ten nonprofits with the most card-giving donors).

Read our April newsletter, written by Mickaboo's volunteers, for more about how your dollars enable Mickaboo to help over a thousand birds like Risa annually.

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Sherby, a lovebird with a collar
Sherby, a lovebird with a collar

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support of Mickaboo's mission to save and enhance the lives of those companion birds whose owners are unable or unwilling to care for them, and to provide current bird care information to those who are able and willing.

I wanted to tell you about a matching gift opportunity from GlobalGiving - a way for you to support us now and increase the effectiveness of that financial support. From March 13, 9 pm to March 14, 9 pm Pacific Time (the full calendar day of March 14 in the *Eastern* Time Zone), GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to a maximum of $1,000 per donor for each project, until GlobalGiving has given away $50,000. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page now to take advantage of this opportunity.

Your donations help birds in our care like Sherby the lovebird (pictured). a sweet lovebird who used to live with three other lovebirds and her former owner. Sherby started plucking badly, mutilating her skin. We don't know what triggered the plucking. Sherby may have been just too stressed and bullied by her room-mates. The former owner surrendered all four lovebirds to Mickaboo. Sherby is now living in a foster home where (as prescribed by our veterinarian) her foster mom is giving her medicine daily, and she acquired the neck collar she is wearing in the picture.

Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity and help us pay the vet bills for Sherby and the many other birds like her in our foster flock?

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to GlobalGiving for processing and crediting to Mickaboo.

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Pamela Lee

San Jose, California United States

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Map of Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds