Burge Bird Rescue

Rating: 5 stars   48 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.
Results: In March 2012 we opened our new Rescue Room thanks to a grant from Pepsi and the donations of hundreds of our supporters. This is the only faciltiy in the Kansas City area devoted to housing rescued birds while they await adoption. Our intake doubled, and in 2013 we helped 312 birds, up from an average of 150 per year in previous years.
Target demographics: unwanted or abandoned pet birds
Direct beneficiaries per year: 312 pet birds
Geographic areas served: the Missouri and Kansas area
Programs: any necessary medical and surgical care, rescue of escaped birds, and adoption services for birds that are ready for new homes.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

donate a case of wine! Lo!

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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

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

Still be a volunteer.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

I would donate more money so that they could do more good!

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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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!!

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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