This project will help Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue pay for veterinary care for rescued birds across the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are a nonprofit with a 100% volunteer staff, and our veterinary bills are $15,000-$20,000 per month. We exist because most Bay Area shelters are well equipped to handle dogs and cats, but cannot accept parrots or pet songbirds.
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 more than 300 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.
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.
We currently have more than 300 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.
My wife and I have fostered over a dozen birds, several of whom were found on street corners and in yards. It is a wonderful feeling, knowing we are giving these lives a second chance. - Wayne Coburn, Mickaboo Volunteer
Total Funding Received to Date: £46,898
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £5,601
Total Funding Goal: £52,499
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