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Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds



This project will help Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue pay for veterinary care for rescued birds across the greater San Francisco Bay Area.We exist because most Bay Area shelters are well equipped to handle dogs and cats, but cannot accept parrots or pet songbirds. We are 100% volunteers. Our foster flock numbers 300-400 birds at any given time, who together incur veterinary bills of $20,000-$40,000 monthly.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many pets are given up because their owners are no longer able to care for them. Most animal shelters are designed to house cats and dogs, and are unable to accept domesticated birds like parrots. We are an all-volunteer organization, with over 400 birds in our care. Many of the birds come to us injured, abused, or neglected, or are very ill. We believe these birds deserve a second chance.

How will this project solve this problem?

We rescue birds that are surrendered to us, that shelters turn away, that are found in empty apartments and foreclosed homes and even dumpsters, or that were released into the wild completely unable to survive on their own. We have no central facility, so we place them in foster homes until a suitable adoptive parent can be found. Virtually all (over 95%) of the money we raise goes toward veterinary costs and medical expenses, with the remainder for education and outreach.

Potential Long Term Impact

We currently have over 400 birds in foster care, most of whom come to us injured, abused, or neglected, or are very ill. We provide them with the medical attention they need to survive and thrive, and then find new "forever families" for these birds. Those who surrender their birds to us are assured their former pet birds will receive the care and human interaction these intelligent, social creatures deserve.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £97,996
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £0
Total Funding Goal: £94,499

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Project Leader

Pamela Lee

San Jose, California United States

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Map of Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds
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