BAILEY FOUNDATION

Rating: 1 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 2122 Boothwyn PA 19061 USA

Mission: Our goals include finding good, caring homes for the birds that have been given up by their guardians due to unforeseen difficulties. We have encountered many cases where birds have been given up for adoption when their guardians have become ill or divorced. These people needed to place their birds quickly and felt uncomfortable with the options of reselling their bird back to a pet shop, in the want ads or giving the bird to friends or family where questionable care might be offered. We have also received birds that have been given up because of unacceptable vocalization or dangerous behavior. We hope to offer people the security of knowing that their bird will be cared for and that time will be taken when finding a new home with a sincere, dedicated and appropriate person. We do not purchase birds. We also offer telephone help for new caretakers with questions. * We do not breed or place companion birds with people who breed. * We do not sell, trade, or use birds in our care for commerce or profit. * We promote responsible guardianship of all captive birds. * We promote education on all issues of avian welfare. * We oppose the sale of un-weaned baby birds to the general public. * We support and encourage responsible legislation protecting the rights, health, and safety of birds living in captivity. * We strongly oppose legal/illegal exportation/importation and encourage all countries to adopt legislation, enforcement, and conservation policies to prevent wild birds from entering captivity. Since July of 2004, we have taken in dozens of birds, from finches to macaws. Many of these birds will probably require extensive rehabilitation due to medical or behavioral problems. Many others have been placed in homes that we continue to monitor. The remaining birds are awaiting for a "Forever Home", a process that involves an application, working with the bird, and the signing of a contract of care by the adopting party. We anticipate with the effect of the internet, there will be more adoptions as well as more desperate people wanting to give up their birds to our care. Many of these birds will need care for up to 80 years or more, our task is formidable. Space is running out for the care of large birds like macaws and cockatoos. We will need to expand our available space soon. Our long-term goals are to purchase land on which large aviaries can be built to house the various species of birds as well as serve as an educational center. In our current location this is not possible. We do invite people to contact us. We are very happy to share whatever knowledge we have gained with any prospective or current parrot parents. It is our goal to always have a place for one more bird in need.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Was surfing the internet looking for good animal charities to support and came across this one. I was raised in Boothwyn and am appalled at this. Would someone please tell me that this CREEP and her husband are in jail?

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Beth moved into her deceased mothers house and left the 69 animals in cages with no heat, food or water..I believe the foundation is her doing so it is her responsibility do make sure these animals are safe with food and water.... Now she has 40 plus new animals at the new house....While the others were left to die.. She works as a water aerobics instructor. teacher.No do not support her so called mission...

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2009

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This group once Beth has taken it over is not a good rescue. Please avoid this rescue at all cost. She might not be using Beth Lindenau but now using her married name Beth Decker. This rescue could also be listed under her husbands name Brady Decker. Do not send any money to them or anyone affiliated with them.

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If you don't already know, the President, Beth Lindenau is currently charged with 69 counts of animal cruelty. She killed atleast 40 birds by starvation and mutilation. DO NOT DONATE TO THIS

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