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May 8, 2012

Mother's Day is Coming!

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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Apr 17, 2012

Honor Mom - Help a Bird!

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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Mar 12, 2012

Change the World, One Bird at a Time

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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