BURGE BIRD RESCUE

Rating: 5 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 13833 S 71 Hwy Grandview MO 64030 USA

Mission: Our mission is to take in unwanted pet birds, provide them with veterinary care, and keep them as long as necessary to find them forever homes. We never turn away a bird with medical issues, and we accept wild birds like pigeons that are not taken in by any other facility in our area. In addition, we deploy to help the animal victims of disasters like the Joplin tornado, hoarding situations, and birds that have escaped and are flying loose.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met dr Julie Burge and staff in 1995. She is so dedicated to helping healing and house calls, I also have so much respect for all her care and love she provides birds in need. You can count on her for her help whether it's for rescuing birds in need a screening the adopted parents of a bird or owner in need of assistance. Dr Julie Burge and staff are a wonderful ,caring loving rescue organization that should be commended for their devotion.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes I could think of except they are deserving of any grants available.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I just started going to Dr. Burge a few months ago, and I think she is incredible. She obviously knows her stuff, and is willing to give excellent advice to help you with any bird problems that arise. I feel bad for her and the other people that work there, though, because they see so many sad cases day in and day out. Believe me, she and her staff are very much appreciated out here.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a $100,000 endowment so they could take in more birds.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The work & dedication of Dr. Julie Burge & her staff can't be measured. They work tirelessly for the health and well-being of our bird-friends.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

donate a case of wine! Lo!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at Burge Bird Rescue for several years before I became crippled. Her love for birds, and all animals is apparent by her countless hours, energy and free services to those in need. Dr. Burge is well-known in the bird community for her rescue efoorts, and I have seen first-hand how she impacts the lives of birds, and their care-givers in a way that benifits all. I've also had the honor to adopt a few precious birds, and they continue to enrich my life!

Chris Campbell

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Still be a volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I have never met an organization more dedicated to the health and well being of animals. They are open 6 days a week, and will even return your phone calls for emergencies on their one day off. I adopted one of my babies from there, and wouldn't take all 3 of them anywhere else for their care.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

We have been clients of Dr. Burge for 8 years. I have never met anyone so dedicated to the well being of birds. She works tirelessly for birds that need help for rescue or health issues. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Burge and Nurse Julie and their staff. We have adopted 3 birds from Burge Bird Rescue and she gave us the history and health issues of each bird. I have a lot of respect for the work they do to rescue birds.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Julie and Nurse Julie are my heroes, as is their crew of volunteers who also work tirelessly to help abused, abandoned, and homeless birds, dealing with heartbreaking stories almost every day. Each and every bird is given compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough care, whether it be just grooming or life-saving surgery.
I first learned of Burge Bird Rescue several years ago when my Peach Fronted Conure became very ill and am firmly convinced he would not have lived as long as he did without their special care. It was like a breath of fresh air for appointments to be more like visiting with concerned family members instead of the, “wham bam, take a number and stand in line, Ma’am,” attitude so common with other bird vets.
Their dedication to and compassion for bird health and safety is apparent in their website, where they clearly state that they make house calls, (how many vets do that nowadays?) and maintain detailed information on care, feeding and steps that can be taken in case of emergencies.
I’ve since adopted birds from Burge Bird Rescue. They’re the only bird vet I will see.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted four budgies (parakeets) from Burge Bird Rescue in November, 2013. Dr. Burge was extremely thorough in her communication with me about the birds' history, any potential medical issues, their recent medical tests. I was extremely impressed with the facility (clean, organized, cheery) and the staff (knowledgeable, helpful, efficient). Adopting a parrot is rewarding but can also be stressful, and I felt more confident than I have elsewhere that the birds received top-notch care and attention.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer it money with which it could expand its facility and staff; such good work is done there that it would be wonderful to enlarge the endeavor.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Burge is an exceptional avian veterinarian. She is extremely knowledgeable and practical and dedicated to helping birds of all kinds. She will help paying customers and sweet ducks that she rescues on her own time! She was very helpful in educating my 12 year old on bird care, as we are new bird owners and have a lot to learn! You will love this practice and the results that you will get!
Stacy Lyle, DVM

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Burge is one of the most Amazing individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She works tirelessly to make the world a better place for every wild, neglected, abused, and injured bird that she meets. I've never seen anyone give to the extent she does- dropping everything in a moment to aid any bird or birds in distress. She made the news several months ago when she rescued 6 parrots who spent the winter in an unheated, abandoned house. Of course the birds were all malnourished and suffering from the experience, but she brought them all back to health. Words cannot express how much I feel this woman deserves to be noticed and appreciated!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I only wish I lived closer so I could volunteer to help her!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I have never met a more dedicated Veternarian. She will be there for anyone at anytime if day to help a bird in need.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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