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Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds

by Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
Jackie, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Jackie, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Please give tomorrow morning during GlobalGiving's Bonus Day (starting at 6 am Pacific), to help us lift our moratorium!

Mickaboo's Board of Directors voted to impose a moratorium on further bird intakes on October 4.  We have an extraordinarily large number of birds in our care, including members of the Wild Flock of Telegraph Hill, that are or have been very ill.  To continue caring for the birds we already have, we must stop taking in additional birds, with the minor exception of surrendered birds accompanied by a fee for incremental medical costs. 

You can help lift the moratorium,and help us help more birds! This is a reminder about the matching gift opportunity tomorrow. From Oct 23, 6 am PT - 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $20,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page early tomorrow to take advantage of this opportunity - the matching funds go quickly (generally in an hour or two).

Your generosity will help birds like Jackie. She is a sulphur-crested cockatoo recovering from a prolapse, a condition where the uterus protrudes through the rectum and becomes subject to infection and tissue death.

Please make a note (now) to give tomorrow and help Jackie and many, many other birds like her become healthy enough to be placed in their forever homes.  They and our volunteers will really, really appreciate it!

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Octavius, a severely ill Maximilian Pionus
Octavius, a severely ill Maximilian Pionus

Our Fall edition of Mickaboo's newsletter features useful information and news about the birds and events you help support. Read stories about our rescue activities and MORE!

And, we have a matching gift opportunity in the near future! From Oct 23, 6 am PT to 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $20,000 of matching funds for all of its participating projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page early in the day to take advantage of this opportunity - matching funds for some earlier bonus days have run out in the first HOUR!

Your donations help birds in our care like Octavius the Maximilian Pionus (pictured). He has a fungal granuloma in his respiratory system that has now invaded his spine. This bird is still fighting for his life, so we are helping him; his prognosis is still unclear but improving. A week ago, he had regained the use of one of his legs. Last Friday, the veterinarian was trying to wean him off of oxygen.

Earlier treatment may have prevented the progression of the disease Octavius is now fighting. To his credit, his former owner took Octavius to a vet, but (sadly) refused to authorize the tests needed to diagnose his condition accurately. 

Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity on October 23 and help pay the vet bills for Octavius and our many other foster birds?

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to GlobalGiving for processing.

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Tad, an Amazon afflicted with papilloma
Tad, an Amazon afflicted with papilloma

Because of you who have voted for Mickaboo's GlobalGiving Photo Contest entry so far, we're in second place!   That said, we need to be in FIRST place (to win $1000), and that's where YOU can help.

If you have NOT voted yet - please vote at this page.

If you HAVE voted - please ask a fellow bird-lover to vote with us!

If we all work together, Mickaboo's birds WILL win this contest!

The contest prize will help birds like Tad (pictured), a blue fronted Amazon with papilloma, a contagious disease that is hard (and expensive) to treat.  He came to us after flying into a backyard; the property owners gave Tad to their local shelter when they realized Tad had a health problem. The shelter then called Mickaboo (not atypical, as shelters are generally unequipped to cope with sick parrots).

Please take advantage of this opportunity to help pay the vet bills for Tad and many other birds like him and vote for us!

Mickaboo's birds and volunteers will appreciate your help.

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GlobalGiving Photo Contest Entry
GlobalGiving Photo Contest Entry

Many thanks to those of you who recently donated to Mickaboo! Because of your and others' generosity, Mickaboo collected enough funds to lift our recent moratorium - we are taking in new birds again!

And because the vet bills keep coming, we are asking you to help Mickaboo win $1000 in a GlobalGiving Photo Contest. It's easy, costs nothing, and takes just a few seconds:

  • VOTE for Mickaboo NOW at this link (one vote per person for the entire contest)
  • CONFIRM your vote via the email you’ll receive – otherwise your vote won’t count!
  • SHARE this voting request via email / Facebook / Twitter / your other social networks, and ask your contacts to vote and to share too!  Email me at pr@mickaboo.org if you would like suggested wording.

If we win (we did last year!), Mickaboo will get $1000 and much-needed publicity about the existence of bird rescue and Mickaboo.  (Did you know Mickaboo has over 300 birds in foster care?)

See our July newsletter for useful bird care news, and articles about our rescue work.  Birds like Posey, a sweet young budgie with a badly fractured leg, surrendered to us by a shelter need our help and yours.  Posey had to have her leg amputated (racking up $1000+ in vet bills) and is adjusting well.

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

Posey, whose leg was amputated
Posey, whose leg was amputated

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Bancroft, resting after intake
Bancroft, resting after intake

Mickaboo has imposed a temporary moratorium on incoming birds due to an unexpected and significant increase in our veterinary expenses.  YOUR action now can help us lift the moratorium so we can help other birds needing our assistance.

Mickaboo promises to provide a safe home and adequate veterinary medical care to all the birds for whom we are responsible. These birds include recent refugees like Bancroft (pictured resting in an incubator after we took him in), rescued from under a car in San Francisco where he was being attacked by other birds.  His medical care, and that for four other members of the Wild Flock of Telegraph Hill, totalled almost $10,000 in May!  To continue meeting our commitment to our current foster flock, we suspended acceptance of new birds as of midnight on May 25.

Help us lift the moratorium!  We have a rare matching gift opportunity to help you do just that. On June 12, from 6 am - 9 pm Pacific Time, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 50%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $90,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page to take advantage of this opportunity.

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to GlobalGiving for processing.

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Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Pamela Lee
San Jose, California United States

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