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Dec 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday is for the BIRDS

Merona (cockatiel) with his budgie friend
Merona (cockatiel) with his budgie friend

Thanks to your continued support, we have continued our work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing companion birds.  So far this year, we have taken in ~160 birds and found new homes for 116, while caring for a flock of 450 and managing vet bills averaging $45K/month.

YOUR help and that of our many dedicated volunteers are what make the miracle that is Mickaboo happen. Your donation today to continue the miracle can go further during the matching gift event underway NOW! For Giving Tuesday, December 3, 6 am - 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project; the match rate will be determined by how much Mickaboo raises as a percentage of all monies raised. This means donations made during the ENTIRE day will count!  But there's no need to wait - go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page to take advantage of this opportunity now!

Your donations help birds like Merona. Merona lived in a senior living facility for many years; he was not allowed to sing or be outside of his cage. He was spotted by a gentlewoman who cared for him for a while, but who ultimately had to find another caregiver for Merona. We are looking for a special home that will give him the best life possible for his remaining years. He is about 20 years old and has arthritis, but is full of spunk. He loves to snuggle with you!  Email us at pr@mickaboo.org if you'd be interested in adopting him; our normal adoption requirements apply.

Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity to help Merona and our other birds heal and find permanent, loving homes?

Merona, a cockatiel, in a typical "snuggle" pose
Merona, a cockatiel, in a typical "snuggle" pose

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Nov 11, 2019

An Adoption Fair for the Birds - Date Correction

Taz, an Indian Ringneck
Taz, an Indian Ringneck

Our apologies! When we announced the Adoption Fair in our earlier report to you, we didn't have the date quite right.  Here is the corrected information:

When: Sunday, Nov 17, 11 am - 4 pm Pacific Time
Where: For Other Living Things, 1261 South Mary Blvd, Sunnyvale, CA
More information at this link.

 Adoption fairs are wonderful opportunities for you and your family to learn about the joys and challenges of bird ownership, the general characteristics of various bird species, and the quirks of specific birds. If you are interested in adopting a bird from Mickaboo, consider taking the bird care class offered 12-2 pm in the same general location as the Fair.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair and talking about all things bird!

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Nov 8, 2019

An Adoption Fair for the Birds

Taz, an Indian Ringneck
Taz, an Indian Ringneck

Mickaboo is hosting its last adoption fair for 2019 soon - and you're invited! Attending any of these fairs is a great way to meet some of the many adoptable birds in our rescue flock, talk to volunteers about pet birds in general or with regard to a particular species, and start becoming qualified to adopt from us. 

When: Saturday, Nov 17, 11 am - 4 pm Pacific
Where: For Other Living Things, 1261 South Mary Blvd, Sunnyvale, CA
More information at this link.

One of the birds who we plan on having at the fair is Taz (pictured). Taz is a gorgeous female 5-years-young Indian Ringneck. She is an amazingly gentle and affectionate bird who enjoys watching the world from her playgym or your shoulder. She came to Mickaboo from a family who had to move and could not take her with them.

Perhaps you will meet a friend at our adoption fair - maybe it will be Taz!  If so, not only will you have a new member of your household, but you will be creating the capacity for Mickaboo to save another life.

We hope to see you soon!

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