Working as a volunteer, I saw the love and care that went into every abandoned bird or bird who lost their family through sickness or death. From vet care to being in a safe place to finding the bird a forever home, the staff and volunteers work with love to give the birds what they need. Dr. Burge and Nurse Julie provide great care to the birdie patients and work to keep care affordable because keeping birds healthy is what is important.
We adopted our little budgie Burge Bird Resue. We love him! It feels good to rescue a bird that has had a vet exam. To love a pet that needs another chance is a win, win, win situation.
I fell in love with a female Blue and Gold Macaw that had been at Burge Bird Rescue for a year. She was not my friend at first, but with regular visits she grew to like me and then to really trust me. I am so glad I took her home and made her a part of my family!
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.
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!
I have volunteered with Burge Bird Rescue for several years and have witnessed many instances of their taking in injured, lost or just unwanted birds, including parrots, pigeons, chickens, domestic geese and domestic ducks. Many of these animals require a great deal of time, effort and sometimes financial resources to give them what they need in order to get them to a good home. In all instances, the animal's welfare comes first!
My role with Burge Bird Rescue has been two fold. I have been a volunteer, helping to raise funds for a larger rescue facility and a client. My beloved African Grey Parrot, JJ, stays with them whenever I go out of town. My motivation to help them build their rescue facility is that they share my love for ALL animals, not just people's pets. They also rescue animals in the wild and do what they can for them. My JJ also adds his recommendation: He is currently fully feathered and flys all over my house. He loves to play with me and can be very difficult to catch until he wants to be. When I asked him if he wanted to go see his birdie friends at Dr. Julie's he walked right over to me and stepped up on my arm! What more can I say!!