Chacco - after surgery
Dear Mickaboo Friends,
We now have the results of the recent GlobalGiving Photo Contest in which many of you voted for Mickaboo.
Because of YOUR efforts, Mickaboo placed first in its category and fourth overall in the contest. While we did not win a cash prize, we made many new friends and were awarded GlobalGiving’s professional help with our social media efforts.
During the contest, you heard about two of our foster birds: Cappi, a middle-aged yellow-naped amazon who received an innovative stent to address his airsaculitis, and Fletcher, a nanday conure who is recovering from what may have been a stroke. We now introduce you to Chacco, a rosebreasted cockatoo who came to us with an injured wing and a raw chest wound. Chacco’s former owner could not afford his medical care – and that is where Mickaboo stepped in.
The picture below is of Chacco in his hospital tank, just a handful of days after Mickaboo received him. He is resting in a sling so as to aggravate his chest wound as little as possible; the purple visible to the right is a bandage around his hurt wing.
The picture at the top of this report was taken after Chacco’s wing surgery. His foster parent says he is recovering well, with the promise of a better quality of life. Chacco’s condition continues to be monitored by our veterinary partner.
Would you consider helping Chacco heal? We have started a special fund for Chacco's veterinary expenses; you may contribute to it here.
Thank you for your consideration.
Chacco - before surgery