After receiving a frantic call Saturday May 19, Debbie Huckaby initiated an emergency rescue event dubbed “The North Port 15”. This event started with a phone call from an individual that was desperately looking to place 15 parrots from a North Port Florida home because—yet again—the “unimaginable” happened. A close relative had died suddenly and there was no plan in place for these innocent birds.
LIFE IN THE BALANCE.
Birds of Paradise has long operated an emergency rescue program for distressed, abandoned and abused parrots.
We never have—nor ever will—turn our back on a distressed parrot as we exist to provide second chances for so many beautiful parrots who need a place to land when they find themselves in distress through no fault of their own.
The challenge for us as an organization is that this vital emergency parrot rescue comes with very real financial overhead and no financial contribution from former guardians. Rescue operations come with emergency and ongoing veterinary care. But that’s just the beginning. Rescued parrots often have special needs, including a range of physical handicaps or other challenges requiring unique living or feeding arrangements.
Rescuing and providing the best care to our formerly abused and neglected parrots is vital as they deserve every ounce of dignity, love and care that we provide.
But we can’t provide for them without you.
SECOND CHANCES MATTER
Debbie Huckaby explains, "I know from years of experience that second chances for captive parrots do not happen by chance—there’s a lot of hard work invested before a second chance can occur—and after it has." Enjoy an overview of her speech as an invited guest speaker at the June Long Island Parrot Society (LIPS) monthly meeting.
In August of 2011 our founder, Debbie Huckaby, encountered a heart-breaking situation that would change the course of her life. Dozens of parrots in Troy Ohio had been abandoned and were living in filth and extreme heat with no food and water. Tragically, many of them died of starvation and disease, while the remainder resorted to the unthinkable...
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Bradenton FL 34212
Imagine a place where neglected and abused parrots get second chances every day. Help make it a reality.EMERGENCY RESCUE FUND