This project will provide funds for the ongoing care and rehabilitation of rescued and surrendered companion parrots. Veterinary costs comprise the bulk of our annual operating budget. Remaining funds are used for educational outreach including seminars and expos, allowing us to provide information to the general public and potential owners regarding the proper care of parrots. Additional funding is needed to increase organization visibility, thus reaching more people and helping more parrots.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Parrots are not only beautiful, they are highly sensitive & intelligent creatures. Prospective owners don't realize that parrots are high-maintenance, or that their life expectancy can average 50-80 yrs., depending on the species. Far too often, people are forced to give up their parrots-some by choice, some not. The reasons for this are many: life changes such as illness, death, divorce, new partners, moves, financial problems, or simply the inability to continue providing the necessary care.
How will this project solve this problem?
Initially the problem is resolved by providing a trained foster home, veterinary care, appropriate toys, and a balanced diet. However, longer term, it is necessary for PEAC to reach out to the general public especially those considering becoming parrot owners, to educate them on these magnificent birds' physical, social, & emotional needs. Knowledge & education of the parrots nature and behavior is crutial for the future of these wonderful feathered friends to insure their happiness and security
Potential Long Term Impact
PEAC's mission has always been a two-pronged approach; though we currently provide a place for parrots to go in the event the owner can no longer provide care, it is through our educational programs that we hope to bring about a better understanding of the commitment represented by parrot ownership. Both approaches require funding to reach out to a larger group of people. Our long term goal is to see a day were we have diminished the cycle of unwanted parrots.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,639
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,361
Total Funding Goal: $15,000