a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife
Rating: 5 stars 1 reviews
Location: 3149 Dundee Road Suite # 229 Northbrook IL 60062-2402 USA
Mission: a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.'s goals are as follows: First, and foremost, we will work with & for all other rescue organizations in an attempt to put us out of the rescue business. Until this lofty goal can be attained, we will (1) Provide permanent "retirement" housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases), (2) Educate the consumer public about the proper care of exotic birds, (3) For those birds that are eligible for adoption, locating a healthy, happy, and nurturing home, and (4) Investigate cases of abuse, neglect, and maltreatment of exotic birds and remove them from said owner.
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I have volunteered with the Refuge for..a really long time. The group is one of the first in our area to specialize in the rescue and placement of exotic parrots, and has done a lot to educate people. Birds lose their homes the same way that dogs and cats do, but don’t often have the same resources to help them.
The Refuge is diligent in the process of finding the right home for every bird (which I know turns off some people). Until that happens, it is a joy to help keep them safe and comfortable and engaged with the people and animals around them. The other volunteers are all animal lovers and wonderful resources for advice and problem-solving. My experience has been very positive.
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adopting an African Grey parrot.
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I have learned a lot about the care of parrots and the "business" of pet rescue.