The Bernal and Gutierrez family (Andrea, Dubert and Martin) has virtually adopted and provided a name for #10 of the Alberta 36!
The family has chosen the name Carlitos, which was the original Spanish name given to their Green Cheek Conure (who now goes by Carlita).
Andrea and Dubert decided to virtually adopt at the World Parrot Refuge in exchange for Carlita’s bird sitting services being provided at no cost by Gloria Fantin, a Calgary volunteer for the Refuge.
Thank you, everyone, so much!
The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.
The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.
The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.
Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.
I want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!