Frodo - after being treated
The COVID19 pandemic has thrown many organizations for a loop, and Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue was also affected. Fortunately our volunteers stepped up! Here is a progress report on some of what we have done lately.
The need for a companion bird rescue organization has never gone away. Frodo, a red-lored Amazon, illustrates this point well. His owner passed away in January; the owner's sister didn't know what to do with Frodo. Frodo was about 50 years old, had overgrown beak and nails, and a mass on his back. Clearly he needed medical attention, so the sister went to a local avian veterinary office for help - and the clinic turned to Mickaboo to provide the funds for needed medical attention and the resources for longer-term guardianship.
Fast forward to now: Frodo has had his beak and nails trimmed so he can eat and walk more normally. The mass on his back was removed. He has an ongoing need for arthritis medications, but that hasn't stopped him from being adopted into a loving family. Frodo expresses his joy in life by imitating the sounds around him and asking for head scritches. A true success story!
Stories like Frodo's could happen despite the pandemic because of our volunteers' pivot to all-virtual operations. For example: monthly Zoom adoption events raise awareness about the birds awaiting new homes while teaching lessons about good bird care. You can see our Youtube library of recorded events here.
Want to help us do more? Stay tuned for GlobalGiving's Bonus Day on July 14, when your donations can be matched!
Thank you for ALL you do to help us throughout the year!