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Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc.

Rating: 4.58 stars   79 reviews 4,387

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

612 Byrd Drive Harlem GA 30814 USA

Mission:

Feathered Friends Forever provides temporary or permanent placement for birds. All parrots are welcome regardless of species or circumstance. Examples include: health reasons; divorce; medical, as in feather plucking or mutilation; behavior problems, as in screaming, biting, chewing up the home; moving; or any other situation where a bird owner is unable to care for the bird. We provide "birdy camp" while you're on vacation. Military personnel serving overseas can leave their parrot with us until they return. We are also on the Hurricane Evacuation Route to keep birds for displaced familys during natural disasters. We receive no state, federal or local funding and rely entirely on donations from the public and generous folks like you. Check our website and sign up for the monthly newsletter. Open to the public on weekends from 11am to dusk. Group tours by appointment anytime. Please help support these beautiful endangered birds!

Geographic areas served:

We have birds from 42 states including Alaska

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706-556-2424
http://www.featheredfriendsforever.org

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Reviews for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This place really is the best ever!
Supported only by donations and unpaid volunteers. These birds get the best care a captive abandoned bird could ever hope to receive!
Custom flights (bird housing)
Education for the public.
Wonderful nutrition provided.
The FFF staff are all funny & knowledgeable.
Truely experts in their field.
So glad I found this place!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have visited Feathered Friends Forever quite a few times and have always found it to be a great environment to see and learn about the Parrots. Watching them being able to fly and not just sitting in a cage was very neat!

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

This is the largest Parrot Only Rescue in the entire U.S. There are currently more than 1,500 Parrots in residence here. Also, this is the only known Rescue that allows our fighting forces a place to care for their Parrots when they go on deployment and reunite with them when they return to the States. Most of the Parrots are in outside flights where they can be "birds" .

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at this rescue for more than 4 years and am continually amazed at the progress from year to year. Improved flights, better feeders, better water supply (continuous flowing fountains) also heat for the winter cold, wind breaks, misting system for summer heat, etc. I have a Cockatoo that has been here for over 10 years and he is so happy that I would never want to take him away from all this.

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

Find some way to increase donations so even more could be done to improve the conditions here by making more outdoor flights to allow the birds a measure of freedom like they so richly deserve.

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

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Each new flight that is built has new features to make life better for the Parrot Residents. They have heat, cool, running water, winter wind walls, etc. To see the Parrots play and interact with other Parrots is just too cool!

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?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

This is the largest "Parrot Only" rescue in the United States. It is currently home to more than 1,100 parrots that are in need of a place where they can be "a bird". There are new flights being built all the time as donations permit. Current style is to modify a double carport with the inclusion of water fountain, trees for climbing and hanging out on, feeders that are always full of delicious food items and protection from the elements in the form of misting systems to retard the heat, splash pool for bathing, heat for the cold weather, and wind breaks for keeping the chill down to endurable levels for them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having 2 birds that have been here for several years due to my moving for work purposes I can see that they are well fed, happy as can be and couldn't dream of removing them from this environment.

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

Try to secure better funding on a more even footing as well as get more volunteers for this very rewarding work.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I was moving quite often due to work, living in a travel trailer and had little room to allow both my birds to be with me. I sent my Moluccan Cockatoo to the Rescue 6 years ago. He has always been properly taken care of and has recently been placed in the new Cockatoo flight where he is so happy that I would never consider taking him back out. He has so much fun there. I also have a Goffins Cockatoo that I placed there Christmas of 2008. She was so glad to see me, when I arrived a few months later, that you would have thought she hadn't seen me for a year or more! She is inside where I play with her a little every day. Overall I would have to say that to the best of my knowledge there is no other "Rescue" that does as much for the birds and where so long as you support your bird, it will be there if your circumstances ever change to allow you the chance to have your bird in your home again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I live and work at the Rescue since retiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have 2 birds at the rescue. 1 has been here for 5 years or so, the other one has been here for about 1 1/2 years. Both are healthy and happy being cared for and well fed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having brought birds here and seeing them thrive with the excellent level of care.

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

seek ways to make more people aware of the good work being done here and find a way to get more funding, or at least more consistant funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the level of care and concern for the birds well being.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding! They have all been most helpful and courteous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Achieve the goals of its' founder and make this the best Parrot Rescue on the planet!

Ways to make it better...

there were more volunteers to help with some of the larger projects. And more funds donated to allow the projects to be done sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of sufficient funding to allow things to move along faster.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I feel strongly enough about the work that is being done here, and am such a lover of the parrots that when I retired I moved here to assist in whatever way I was capable of in order to take some of the load off the owner/operator of the rescue and others

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

On a visit to the rescue in August I found the rescue to be a great place for a family visit. They were doing some renovations but allowed us to take a tour. They have some great flight areas that allow the birds to be real birds.
They allowed us to visit some of the birds inside the porch area and were amazed to hear some of the stories matching the birds.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

These people do some amazing work. i was surprised at how much is involved in caring for parrots. i came with no knowledge of birds or parrots of any kind, the volunteers were very nice and even took time out of their day to educate me on some of the birds within their facility. overall, the place was amazing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited the rescue not too long ago, And the place is quite outstanding. The birds are all happy, and what these people are doing is amazing. I couldn't imagine doing what they do.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can say I have been to the rescue in the last week. I stoped by on.my way to atlanta. I had heard some troubling rumors about the place.They said the were closed for spring cleaning but gave me a personal tour anyway. The birds are well cared for. I have seen inspection records posted on line and are available for anyone to see. The staff was polite and friendly.Currently they are conducting a massive upgrades and renovations. I can understand after 18 years it may be overdue. I see no signs of them shutting down nor did I see any birds with no water, purches, food or toys. This rescue is worthy of my support and it should be for you as well. No rescue this size can survive without your donations and help. The work these poeple do is amazing. please show your support.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This nonprofit has come under fire by some extremely ignorant, hateful, and loathsome people in the past 6 months. Their goal is to get it shut down with no regard for where 1500 birds will go. When confronted about what they plan to do with the birds, they say it's not their problem. That the state will take care of them. The state will sell off the larger, more valuable birds to breeders and terminate the other. Every rescue in and around the state are scrambling to do whatever it is these morons want for FFF, because they know FROM EXPERIENCE just what will happen if FFF is shut down. I happily donate my money to these efforts because I am thinking of the birds. I am truly sorry you monsters would rather see these birds dead than alive, but that is your wrong doing.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This place is filthy and disgusting. The birds are sick, no clean anything. It is a scam and sickening. This place needs shut down. There are too many birds and not enough help

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

From what I understand, they are being shut down....................

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

STAY AWAY.. Far far away. No food, no water, no fresh anything. Dirty cages, birds feather plucking from overcrowding. Donate nothing here, the birds do not see any of it

 
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