Pencil drawing of Wally
You are cordially invited to Mickaboo's 4th Annual Spring Fling:
Pueblo Springs Clubhouse
27930 Pueblo Springs Drive, Hayward
Sunday, June 11, 2017
The Spring Fling is a time and place where our volunteers and supporters will celebrate all that makes Mickaboo special - our dedicated, resourceful volunteers and the birds about which they care so deeply.
Here are just two of the many stories that play themselves out on Mickaboo's stage, one with a happy ending, another where the ending is still to be written.
Wally's is the success story we wish all of our birds could have. He is a Nanday Conure of uncertain age, surrendered to Mickaboo after being found in a Walmart parking lot, sick with a bacterial infection. Wally's foster "parront" taught Wally to strut and "sing" in time to music. Wally has been adopted, and now gets to hear his "bee bop" every day. His new guardians say "We never imagined that we would have a feathered John Travolta living and dancing under our roof. I think his favorite tune these days is 'I Dig Rock & Roll'. Wally is quite settled into his new life and is happy to report that he's got his humans well trained. He earns his treats every day by barking like a dog when we come home. Imagine it: our very own feathered watch dog. Wally has brought much joy and laughter back into our lives. For this, we both heartily thank the wonderful Volunteers of Mickaboo."
In this second story, we withhold some details to protect those involved.
Mickaboo makes a commitment to each of their birds for life. A woman running from an abusive relationship contacted us from another state for help with her two birds, both previously adopted from Mickaboo. Neither she nor her birds had eaten in some time, and she feared one of them would not live to see the end of the day. Communications and logistics were complicated by her waning smartphone battery's life and by the fact that she lacked a home, a car, and money. Our volunteers managed to arrange for transportation to an avian clinic, where the birds were formally given back to Mickaboo. Both birds were severely dehydrated and thin; the vet thought one of them had had only a couple hours of life left. Today, both birds are doing well under veterinary supervision, and are scheduled to come to California with a volunteer returning from a business trip. (Our volunteers also assisted the woman on a personal level.)
Learn more about and RSVP for the Spring Fling here. We hope to see you soon!