What to look for in a Legitimate Rescue or Sanctuary

As Parrots become more popular, so has the increase in the number of Rescues, and Sanctuary facilities in the U.S., Canada, and overseas.

It can be difficult to evaluate a rescue if you’re looking to surrender a bird, adopt a bird, or volunteer, especially since sometimes our only tool is a website. While there are many upstanding and reputable rescues, there are also plenty of rescues who are either scam artists, or who have gotten in way over their heads and are cutting corners.

Before you relinquish your hard earned dollars, time or a Precious Parrot to any organization, it is very important to do your research and make sure that the organization is ethical and will be around for a long time.

I have collected the following articles that will help you in making sure that the Rescue or Sanctuary you choose is legitimate.

About Legitimate Avian Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations. by AWC

About Bird Rescue, Placement & Sanctuary Organizations
by AWC

Legitimate Sanctuaries versus Pseudo-Sanctuaries from GFAS

One thought on “What to look for in a Legitimate Rescue or Sanctuary

  1. Thank you for gathering and sharing the info. People do need to be aware that a place isn’t necessarily the right place for a recently passed family member’s cherished companion parrot just because it has a sign on the door that says “sanctuary.” Non-parrot owners (and owners seeking to help out alike) need this kind of education to keep us all from making mistakes.

    (I use the term “owner” loosely because the birds, of course, own us.)

    From Sandy Lender
    “Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”

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