Cappi and his foster parent
Many thanks to those of you who recently donated to Mickaboo through GlobalGiving! Because of your and others' generosity, AND the matching gift funds, Mickaboo collected enough for about a month's worth of veterinary bills!
That said, the vet bills keep coming (and coming and coming...), so we are asking you to help Mickaboo win $1000 in GlobalGiving's Photo Contest. It's easy, costs nothing, and takes just a few seconds:
- VOTE for Mickaboo 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 friends to vote and to share too! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like suggested wording.
If we win (we were second last year!), Mickaboo will get $1000 and much-needed publicity about the existence of bird rescue and Mickaboo. (Did you know Mickaboo has over 400 birds in foster care?)
This year's photo features Cappi, a 45-ish year old, Yellow-Naped Amazon who is one of our more special foster birds. He has airsaculitis, a rare chronic condition where air enters and becomes trapped in the air sacs. He became a Mickaboo foster bird when his former owner became overwhelmed with Cappi's vet bills; Cappi needed "deflating" every few weeks to release the air trapped within him. Recently, Cappi underwent surgery to have a stent installed, creating a release valve for the trapped air. Cappi now visits the vet much less often, to have the stent cleaned out.
Cappi is a talented vocalist who delights crowds wherever he goes with his hi's and hello's and other phrases. At 45, he has many years ahead of him. We're sure there is a wonderful home waiting for him somewhere - perhaps yours?
Cappi and the many other birds in Mickaboo's foster flock will appreciate your taking a few seconds to vote to help Mickaboo win $1000 - and for your past generosity.