What an eventful and wonderful week it has been! We have many thanks to give to some wonderful people who are helping to make a real difference by providing a home for life for our psittacine friends.
The very generous benefactors who donated the money for the new Macaw House visited us again and made another incredible donation! These dedicated bird lovers, who wish to remain anonymous, have changed the lives of so many birds. We are so grateful and indebted to them for their kindness.
Al and Ria – two of our special volunteers who come in five nights a week from 5.30 pm to 9 pm to hand feed more than 100 incoming and special needs birds, and then take those who cannot fly out for a walk in the evening sunshine – made another huge commitment. They donated $2000 to pay for Chi Chi Macaw’s surgery. They are now her virtual adoption sponsors. Thank you so much, Al and Ria.
We also received a further $584 from the great people at Postal Depot 4, Langford, and Postal Depot 1, Victoria. These funds are the proceeds from the goodie stores that these special folk operate on behalf of Ben, Maggie, and Andy Macaw. Well done and thank you, everyone!
The owners of the Century 21 Real Estate office in Slave Lake, Alberta, came to visit the four birds that they have rescued over the years and brought to the sanctuary to live in a flock lifestyle. They were thrilled to see how well the birds are doing. They also donated $500 for each bird for their annual virtual adoption support. Thank you – you are fantastic!
In more wonderful news, Teko, the Citron Crested cockatoo, has a new virtual family. Heather Clarkson – the full virtual adoptive mom of Moses the Greater Sulfur Crested cockatoo – is now paying a further $20 a month towards Teko’s support, and supplying all the peas he can eat! Huge hugs and thanks to Heather.
Christa Kangas has taken on the incredible responsibility of assisting with the cost of supporting Joey, the Congo African Grey. Thank you, Christa! You’ll be thrilled to know that he has beautiful red tail feathers now. We’ll post a new picture soon. Joey is so happy about it that he wants to show them off to you all!
Jane and Carmen, our volunteer webmasters, are now full virtual adoption sponsors who are helping to support our huge flight of beautiful lovebirds, including the fourteen new lovebird arrivals. This monthly pledge goes a long way towards all the food and cleaning care they need.
The staff, volunteers, and the parrots of the World Parrot Refuge send a huge thank you to everyone, and hope to see you at the Refuge soon!