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Jul 11, 2011

Mickaboo Summer Newsletter Published!

Bluebelle, a severely injured budgie
Bluebelle, a severely injured budgie

Mickaboo’s July 2011 newsletter has just been published!  See stories about what your contribution has enabled Mickaboo to do to help our feathered friends, a scrumptious birdie muffin recipe, and more!

We cannot thank you enough for your donations, both during the recent Global Giving matching campaign and otherwise.  The success of our mission depends entirely on the generosity of people like you - we have no funding from corporate or government sources.  Bluebelle (a budgie, picture attached) is a case in point.  Bluebelle had a run-in with something, most likely a car, but no one knows for sure. Thanks to the quick actions of the shelter to which she was first brought, Mickaboo volunteers and one fantastic avian veterinarian she may live to tell us what happened. When she was first brought to the vet her prognosis was not good - no one thought she would survive. She had multiple head injuries, a fractured leg and was completely unresponsive. Since then she has made a remarkable recovery and will need continued extensive care to continue recovering.

To learn more about Bluebelle and the rest of our foster flock - and to sign up to adopt any of them - go to our online bird listing. Want to learn more about bird care?  Our reading room has several articles about bird behavior, safe and unsafe plants and foods, and more! 

Thank you again for your generosity, and enabling Mickaboo to continue its mission to help our feathered friends!

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Jun 27, 2011

Mickaboo - On King the Scarlet Macaw and More!

Aubrey, an Amazon
Aubrey, an Amazon

Thank you for your recent donation to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue!  Because of your generosity and that of many others, Mickaboo successfully met the Global Giving Challenge and is now a permanent part of the Global Giving Community.  The monies collected during the April Challenge and subsequently will pay for about a half month of our current veterinary expenses - a wonderful gift during these challenging times.

You may have wondered about the scarlet macaw featured on our Global Giving page.  King is one of Mickaboo's 600+ foster birds available for adoption. He is slowly learning to trust humans and to heal his battered soul in the care of one of our more experienced volunteers.  You can follow King's progress at his Facebook page.

Another of our foster birds is Aubrey (picture attached), an older Amazon. She is the sweetest, most cuddly bird her foster mom has ever met. Aubrey came to Mickaboo from a local shelter and immediately needed medication for sinus and eye infections. For a few weeks, Aubrey was in the clear, then suddenly crashed. She had seizure (stroke-like) symptoms and had trouble breathing. She spent the night at an emergency room on oxygen and was transferred to her avian veterinarian in the morning. Aubrey is still not stable enough for many diagnostic tests but the doctors think she is suffering from heart disease. Aubrey has a long road ahead of her and her veterinary bills will be large.

To learn more about Aubrey and the rest of our foster flock - and to sign up to adopt any of them - go to our online bird listing. Want to learn more about bird care?  Our reading room has several articles about bird behavior, safe and nonsafe plants and foods, and more!  Finally, read our latest quarterly newsletter, written by Mickaboo's volunteers, for more about what Mickaboo does and the latest in responsible avian care.

Thank you again for your generosity, and enabling Mickaboo to continue its mission on behalf of our feathered friends!

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Jun 13, 2011

Help bird rescue - donation match opportunity!

Jade, a Budgie
Jade, a Budgie

Would you want your charitable contribution to be made MORE effective?

From June 14, 9 pm PT to June 15, 9 pm PT, Global Giving will match your donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until $250,000 of qualifying donations has been received. And there’s more - Mickaboo can earn a $1,000 bonus if we raise the most funds, AND another $1,000 bonus if Mickaboo has the most unique donors!

Your donations help birds in our care like Jade (picture attached).  Jade was found by a kind person who noticed a little budgie being chased by a cat in her driveway. She called a friend who rushed over to help catch sweet Jade. Jade’s veterinary care includes bandaging her injured leg and treating a serious feather lice infestation. She must have been out in the wild for a long time given how overgrown her nails and beak were! We are glad to have been able to save this brave little girl and give her a new lease on life in a secure, loving environment.

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

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