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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

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.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are very friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I recently adopted two GCCs from this Rescue. We also board our birds there when we are traveling out of town. They have very affordable prices and a vet right on site. I highly recommend Burge Bird Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Rescue cares deeply about birds. The team does an amazing job of offering a temporary home to birds in need, giving them superior care, and finding them forever homes. We are very grateful to have found our newest family member, Taco, through this excellent nonprofit, and we highly recommend supporting their great efforts!

Robyn E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is fantastic with all types of birds! We were fortunate to have found her when we lived in Missouri to care for our Moluccan Cockatoo and cockatiel. We adopted another Moluccan from her and have a very happy flock! Burge Bird Rescue cares about each bird they rescue and helps you find the right match for you and your family.

Sherri T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I live over an hour away from this place and don't think twice about making the drive out there with my 3 cockatoos. One of my birds has a beak that doesn't grow right and a toe nail that grows sideways and I know that she will do a great job of keeping them in great shape so my girl doesn't have any problems eating and getting around. She has seen and done it all when it comes to bird issues. She is the expert that I trust. She is also the go to person for birds who have been abandoned in the wild by people too. She has braved more lakes and ponds for ducks in need then most would ever get into. She accepts all birds who owners wish to dump and provides them with excellent care and boarding free of charge. If they can not be adopted out, she still provides a great life for them. No matter how much they add on to their bird rooms, it seems there are always more birds in need to fill any open spaces. They are a great charity that really helps birds in need. Even if it means packing up and going to disaster areas to lend a hand. Dr Burge is one you can always count on.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue does great work for the birds who need them. They are not afraid to help any bird be a pet or wild bird who needs their help. I have seen them save birds that others have long given up on. They rescued ducks who were dumped in public, one with an arrow in it. Helps people who have lost their pets, take in all needy birds, provide great information to people who have and want birds, travel all over to help where they are needed. Provide a great temporary home to many many birds with special needs and care requirements with very little help. Julie Burge has super long days, and does them without complaining, she is great and deserves the extra help.

Stacey57

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a bird that got very sick and i didnot want to take it to my usual vet. I called burges and got right in i found out the bird had a tumor and i know i didnt have enough to pay forte surgury,they gave me an option to surrender the bird so it can get the surgury to save its life, jm thankful for burges because i knew she had a hope of living longer even though i could not afford the surgery. I know she found a home that could take care of her special needs.

Sarah308

Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge bird services provides great veterinary care to its patients (like my Waffles!) and to all of the birds that it rescues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have helped place chicks two years in a row that people purchased and then couldn't keep. The hens and roosters are now living out their lives in a great place!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome vet prices for birds, with an experienced avian vet, who also runs a rescue! Awesome place!

1 Cindy177

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge knows birds! We took her my daughters parrot for a checkup along with trimming of wings, nails & beak. She took such great care of Charco. We will not go anywhere else.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my cockatiel to Burge Bird Rescue after I found a growth on her. Not many veterinarians deal with birds in this area, yet alone do surgery on birds. The staff was wonderful and Dr Burge was extremely knowledgeable and just great. She fixed my baby up and I was able to take her home soon after.
The work she does for this community is much needed: the rescue, the avian veterinary services, as well as the continuous education and awareness they provide. Burge Bird Rescue is a gem in Kansas City.