San Diego Bird Rescue

Rating: 4.06 stars   18 reviews

Issues:

Location: San Diego CA USA

Mission: Our Mission is simple. To provide "forever homes" to birds in need. Abused, neglected, uncared for or just can't be taken care of anymore birds are our focus. These beuatiful creatures live up to One Hundred (100) human years! They deserve the respect, love and care we can give them. After all, they didn't ask to be here for our amusement.
Geographic areas served: We serve San Diego and the surrounding areas. But if a bird is need, and not in our area, we will do our best to help or put the owner in touch with a group that may be closer to them
Programs: We speak, lecture, tour and educate the public 4-5 times per week. We visit Children's Hospitals, Schools, Senior Homes etc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As you can see the negative remarks are done by the same person. Must be a relationship gone bad! The important thing is that these birds are taken care of and by everyone making donations it will only help support good health and home placement. If people do not donate then it becomes difficult to keep them well. Having space, food and vet bills are high. Do not listen to the scorned woman because what is important is that the volunteers keep helping and someone who runs the company needs to live as well. Please donate for these wonderful birds so that they can all end up in good homes!! Also, there are a lot of people who have birds and neglect them. When they get some of these birds they are abused and sick and ready to die. thank God there is someone who is doing everything he can to make sure that they are kept safe and fed.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

I am sorry to open everyone's eyes, BUT THIS IS NOT a non-profit organization. The birds are kept under OK conditions, temperature is ok for them but the majority of time, more than 20 HOURS a day the birds live inside a warehouse with fake lighting, and the curtains closed till Mr. Galloway also known as Greg Williams, attends to them in the midday, he lives a wild night life and can't attend to them early in the mornings.
Some of the birds are in really bad shape cause he takes them from owners who neglect them, BUT he doesn't really take them to the VET right away, eventually he does.
This company IS NOT REGISTERED UNDER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS..so it IS NOT a non-profit. He is actually AGAINST the law by having so many volunteers working hard for him. Volunteers work very hard and they are the people who make the money for this guy.
Greg drops the birds at the park and drives away for hours at the time, or organizes meetings at this warehouse and leaves the volunteers to run this place, Greg can also be pretty rude with people and name calls people. But the point here is, that this business is NOT a non-profit. Greg collects the money from people like us who willingly give and he ends up spending it on his own bills and wild life. He says "white people are really stupid for giving so much and not asking enough"...SO now you see what he is all about...these birds can always go to a better place, not to mask his dishonest behavior...he is using these birds to make money for himself, and to "hook" with as many women as he can...without being caught....smooth mouth can convince anyone he is a "good man"...BEWARE!! and STOP giving this guy money....HE NEEDS TO find a decent job not use volunteers and women to support his own wild life.....STOP GREG GALLOWAY

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Long story short I was a volunteer there until I moved out of state and also adopted my bird from there. Those guys are great. The birds are treated better then people! Best foods, medical care and at the time they would get oatmeal and fresh fruit every morning.

Bravo!

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?

A lot

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?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

AIG or better known as Greg Galloway. First to confront someone as a grown up adult YOU HAVE TO BE ONE, and since you are nothing but one...a coward yes, and a scammer yes, a very good lier too..
Greg uses volunteers to make money to continue to live his wild night life, he drops his volunteers at Balboa Park and walks away, comes back at the end of the day and picks the birds up. Leaves to have his private time WHILE his volunteers make all the money for him. Greg Galloway is RUDE, and NASTY, when he speaks to you over the phone he hangs on you if HE can't understand what you need. He believes and SHOWS off as a bird trainer, who does NOTHING of any training for those birds. He takes MORE birds than he actually gives out for adoption. Takes ONLY the birds that are in GOOD shape to the Balboa Park place, and leaves the rest, which many are is such a BAD SHAPE in a very small, office like, warehouse at la Mesa office center. Mr. Galloway does not want people to know that HE does NOTHING to care for those birds. His classes are completely RUN by his VOLUNTEERS, and are VERY disorganized. WHILE the volunteers run the place, GREG GALLOWAY takes ALL the money for himself. The birds are not kept as they should. And unfortunately, there is NO law that prohibits him from doing what he is doing....smooth talker convinces people that HE HAS A GOOD HEART, while scamming everyone...he flirts at ALL women he sees at the park..EW..he actually thinks he is all that..he needs to be stopped...but again, lying and scamming people into believing he is actually caring for those birds is not a crime...and as long as people continues to give him money, he'll continue to scam and to lie to everyone around..BEWARE when he asks for money to care for a bird..he will collect MORE that he actually needs...he also uses women to pay for his expenses while he sleeps with them...EW!!! smooth talker oright..BEWARE!!!! PEOPLE DO NOT GIVE GREG M> GALLLOWAY MONEY!!! it doesn't go to the care of the birds....you are just supporting his wild and crazy night playerlife...

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

My Mother recently passed and had three birds she loved dearly for more then ten years. I had no idea to do with them, so when I arrived in San Diego I called her Avian Vet. He suggested SD Bird Rescue. I called and spoke to someone for about 20 minutes then made an apt to go see the facility. Once there my heart was lifted with delight by seeing all the birds either flying or jsut hanging out. They have the run of the shop there. I knew my Mothers birds would be at home here. I checked back with them a few weeks later and they seem to be very happy. I'd just like to say thank you for making a very difficult exp. much easier for me and our family. Kudos to the gang there!

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

A lot

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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Rating: 5 stars  

In Short, It is our experience that users understand that the web is an open forum and readers should look at the totality of information about a nonprofit when forming an opinion. We've had a bad review or two, so we can relate to the negativity. But when a person has an issue with a business or person, most of us MATURE ADULTS will deal with the person in question. Not hide behind a bogus email and become an online tuff guy/girl. I know many of the folks over there at SDBR and I can guarantee they are treated more then fair. Some have been around for two years or so, so how can it be there?So, people grow up and stop trying to make people misearable. The only thing a bad, spiteful review does is cause hardship for the Rescue and hurt the little ones that need to be taken care of.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've worked with those guys for about three years. We'd meet at Bird Shows, fundraisers, or Educational events. They are always professional and willing to go out on a ledge to help people & birds. I know personally three accounts were they paid for medical expenses for birds that didnt even belong to them. People had birds and couldnt aford the medical care and those guys at SDBR stepped up and took care of them. Have nothing but love for them. Keep it up guys

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This place is wonderful. They run 100% with their donations that they get from the public. Comparing to breeders prices its really cheap. But it's a long process because they want to make sure that the home is good since the last home of the birds wasn't so good they want to make sure that the bird doesn't go to a bad home again. They change the food and water every single day. If any volunteer try's or does hurt a bird they automatically get kicked out and doesn't get to come back because the birds were already abuse/neglected. They have a facility and they also clean there everyday. They clean the bird cages all the time. All the volunteers love the birds. They are birds so they can bite people(mostly volunteers)but the volunteers still love the birds. The main people(Greg, Kerstin, and Fox ) train the volunteers. They get birds and sometimes the best volunteers ( best to train birds ) train the birds how to be more socialized.

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Greg Galloway also known as Greg Williams runs this place and makes himself known as the master trainer. He does suck into the good feelings from people who love birds, he manipulates parents into getting their kids into volunteering..leaves the kids ALONE at the Balboa Park place EVERY SINGLE TIME they are there, but Greg Galloway is very good in collecting the money all the VOLUNTEERS get for him. He is a LIAR and scammer. He sends emails asking for people to donate money for some surgery or vet care for some birds that need the care in that moment, COLLECTS MORE than HE actually NEEDS and keeps most of the money to himself. Then he gets reminding calls from the people he owes asking him to PAY...what does he do with the money? he is a smooth talker and will talk to he anyone who will belive in him. He also will suck in children, of SINGLE mothers, into volunteering, so he can then have a good time with their mothers while their children are volunteering, that way he IS MAKING MONEY WHILE HAVING a good time!! BEWARE! he accused a mother of stalking him after he had his fun and kicked her child out of the rescue. This group is NOT NON-PROFIT, Greg M. Galloway charges people who surrender their birds to him. he pretends to ask them for a donation. And many birds need special care he does not provide. He does NOTHING to care for these birds, he has ALL of the VOLUNTEERS clean and feed the birds, and the mothers he is screwing around help with some of the bills at the wearhouse where he keeps the birds all the time. the birds are kept in the dark till late in the day when he finally arrives to take some of them to the park, leaving the most needed behind. Some volunteers can not even take a break from volunteering because he is not there to supervise, and they work their butts off for 4 to 6 hours each time!! He has no respect for anyone or anything, uses this "non-profit"organization to get money for himself and sex for free, everyone should be ware of this user, caniving, manipulative, lier..parents out there, do not allow your children to volunteer, and parents do not donate money to this lier..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My mother recently passed away. She had 8 birds. After hearing about the SD Rescue from the Avian Doctor, we called them. I live in Wisconsin so didn't know where to turn. With all the funeral arrangements, and house stuff to do, the SD Bird Rescue was a Godsend! They were so nice and made the entire process extremely simple and really came thru for me. They made an apt, came over talked to me about the options I had and I decided to surrender the birds to them. They even made some phone calls and new of another group that could use the outside avairy and misc bird stuff/ In short, I cannot say enough about this guys, they made a tragic situation mych easier for me. For that, I am truly greatful and they will always have my support.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

We've worked with the gang at SDBR for about three years. They have on every occasion gone above and beyond the call of duty for those birds. They've helped us on numerous occasions with picking up birds, getting them medical care and finding them homes. Their facility is Air Conditioned, bright and the birds have run of the house. Most are out of their cages all day. It truly makes my heart light to see the care they give. They treat all the birds the same be it a parakeet or large Macaw. In closing, these birds deserve the best and SDBR does just that! Well done

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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