Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds

Sep 11, 2012

Mickaboo Thanks You! Another favor, please...

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 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 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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Project Leader

Pamela Lee

San Jose, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds