Apr 3, 2019

Mickaboo News: Newcastle Disease Alert and Upcoming Matching

In this report, we wanted to tell you about

  • an avian disease newly identified in the San Francisco Bay Area, and
  • an upcoming matching gift event (next week!)

A case of a highly infectious disease, Virulent Newcastle Disease, was recently identified by a veterinary office in Redwood City, CA in a rooster brought to them from Alameda. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of the disease, and the extremely high mortality rate of poultry infected by it, everyone should exercise the greatest care and caution about moving ANY pet birds, and especially poultry, from one place to another.

Until we know whether this was a single isolated case or an indication of a more widespread problem, Mickaboo will be unable to accept any new birds into our care.  We have instituted a protocol for emergency situations. Additionally, though we have no reason to believe any members of our rescue flock are carrying the disease, we are also severely restricting their movement, impacting our normal adoption and outreach operations.

Please monitor our website for new or updated information. The safety of our birds, and of all birds, is our primary concern at this time. You may read more about this disease, ongoing epidemiology and advice on how to keep your own birds safe at the CA Department of Food and Agriculture's webpage.

Mickaboo expects to incur additional veterinary expenses as a result of this situation.  Would you help us?  GlobalGiving will match your donations next week (Mon 4/8 - Fri 4/12) up to $50/donor at 60%, while matching funds last. The timing could not be better.

All of our rescued birds and our many hard-working volunteers will appreciate your generosity!


Jan 4, 2019

News from Mickaboo

Fiji, a Sun Conure, "hanging around"
Fiji, a Sun Conure, "hanging around"

We would like to thank the dozens of generous people who gave to our year-end fundraising campaign and throughout 2018.  Our rescue flock depends on your financial support for their medical rehabilitation as they become ready to be adopted into their permanent homes.  In that vein, we would like to tell you about one of those birds looking for a permanent home, Fiji.

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Fiji is a Sun Conure with a sunny disposition and the typical conure clown attitude. He is hand-tame, outgoing, curious and very gregarious, with the ability to keep you entertained for hours with his antics and acrobatics.  Fiji came into Mickaboo's care when he was abandoned by his former owner.

Fiji has lived with another bird before, so he can be adopted into a single or multi-bird household. He is currently being boarded at a vet clinic due to lack of foster space. Fiji would make a great companion for someone special - perhaps you?  Email us if you are interested in adopting him!

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If you're in our service area, consider dropping by any of our free bird care classes or tabling events to learn more about Mickaboo or our birds. Thank you again for your ongoing support, financial and otherwise. 


Oct 9, 2018

News from the Birds

Mickaboo volunteers & birds at an outreach event
Mickaboo volunteers & birds at an outreach event

Our birds have news for you!

First, Mickaboo is hosting an adoption fair in the San Jose area - and you're invited! The fair is a great way to meet some of the many birds in our rescue flock, talk to volunteers about bird care generally or with regard to a particular species, and start becoming qualified to adopt or foster from us. 

When: Saturday, Oct 27, 11 am - 4 pm Pacific
Where: For Other Living Things, 1261 South Mary Blvd, Sunnyvale, CA
More information is at this link.

Second, our quarterly newsletter, filled with news about our birds and our volunteers, has just been published!  We hope you enjoy learning more about what we do.

Looking forward to seeing you at our adoption fair - or at another event in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.




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