Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education

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Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education
Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education

Project Report | May 31, 2017
2017 2nd Qtr Report

By Barbara Crouse and Kelly Flynn | Volunteers

Red-lored Amazon found 5/23/17
Red-lored Amazon found 5/23/17

Thank you to all our wonderful PEAC Supporters!

 

As most of you know, PEAC experienced a change in leadership last month when our former Executive Director and Operations Manager resigned in mid-April.  We welcome and congratulate Gail Bradford who was elected by the Board of Directors as our new Interim-Executive Director! Gail, along with our wonderful team of volunteers continue PEACs missions of educating the public on companion parrot care and assisting parrots in need of new homes.

 

Because of your support, PEAC has participated in two major events in the past few weeks – America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange County in April and just last weekend Pirate Days on San Diego Bay. Outreach events at select Petco locations are on-going, and last Sunday, Willow, our adoptable Blue & Gold macaw met many new friends at the Temecula Petco.  We will be including photos from these fun events in our upcoming newsletters, but you may also find our event schedules, and fun video recaps at our Facebook page “@peac.org” (or search for “Parrot Education and Adoption Center”.) Join the online fun and “like” us!

 

You make our work entirely possible, especially with regards to rehoming parrots who come into our program.  Just this week, PEAC was notified of a Red-lored Amazon at an animal shelter in San Diego County. Two days later we received a call from a Good Samaritan who reported turning in a found Amazon to the Department of Animal Services. Surely this must be the same bird!? In speaking with the caller, the Red-lored Amazon had been found in a trash bag at a parking lot. Inside the trash bag was a very small cage secured with zip ties that appeared to have been in place for a significant length of time; it’s possible the bird had been living in this tiny enclosure prior to being left at the site of discovery.

 

This caring individual transported the parrot to the nearest DAS shelter. Both the caller and DAS staff noted copious nasal discharge making the need for immediate avian veterinary care very evident. PEAC’s newest foster flock member is now under expert medical care, and is expected to make a full recovery.  As DNA gender determination is pending we have not yet selected a name for this exceptionally sweet natured parrot. Perhaps you would like to make a name suggestion? We’d love to hear from you! 

 

Taking a moment to reflect on this Amazon and how he was found - dumped, just emphasizes to us the desperate need for organizations like PEAC to exist.  We hear about these types of stories, but it breaks our heart to be part of one. Now he has a chance for a bright future, in part to the Good Samaritan who made sure he found his way to a safe harbor, but also because of compassionate people like YOU, who have supported PEAC’s programs these many years. Your generosity has ensured our ability to accept and provide medical care to parrots in need. We will continue our community outreach, educating the public about PEAC and the resources available to them.  No pet bird should be left as this one was, abandoned and alone. So we extend our deepest gratitude to you, our Donors. Thank you sincerely for allowing PEAC to advocate for and assist these parrots, who have needed all of our help so very much and who will have their lives changed for the better because of your personal effort and investment.

 

And now for some GREAT news - we have found permanent homes for the following foster birds! Buddy (Congo Grey), Gabby (Scarlet Macaw), and Lucy (Green-wing Macaw). Their new families are all thrilled with how their new feathered friends have settled in and are looking forward to making many happy memories in years to come.  As the need to rehoming is ever present, we have accepted three other parrots into foster care this past week; all due to long time owners who have been mandated by physician order to give up their birds due to severe health issues. New foster flock members include: Louise (Congo Grey), Blaze (Red-bellied Parrot) and Niki (Senegal). Please watch our website, Facebook page and PetFinder.com for updates as they progress through quarantine to adoptable status.

 

Again, we thank you for ensuring a new chapter and loving homes for companion parrots, and for supporting our continued community outreach. We’ll be returning to regular educational events within the next one or two months on a variety of topics related to companion parrot care. We hope to see you soon at a PEAC event - Be sure and introduce yourself so we can give you a hug or high-five in person for your support of PEAC and our parrots!

I'm SO glad to be out of that tiny cage!!!
I'm SO glad to be out of that tiny cage!!!
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Parrot Education and Adoption Center

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @peacsandiego
Project Leader:
Kelly Flynn
San Diego , CA United States
$101,561 raised of $150,000 goal
 
2,158 donations
$48,439 to go
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