Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc.

Rating: 4.58 stars   79 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

How truly wonderful to know that all the birds are truly loved and cared for. We have over 1400 birds and the guys are constantly building new flights. We are a 501c3 and receive no funding of any kind. We rely strictly on donations. It is all about the birds. We find it hard to get grants because most people only think of fur bearing animals and not our feathered friends.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with FFF for two years and I never cease to be amazed. They are strictly 501c3 and no one takes a salary, and they receive no government funding of any kind. They work only on donations. The birds are all happy in their flights, flying freely and interacting with each other. Ron's knowledge and caring never stops. We need to get more people to help the birds, as it's all about the birds.

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

I don't know, Ron is constantly changing and improving things around the rescue as funds allow.

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

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Birds are my passion. And to know that people actually abuse these beautiful creatures angers me to no end. Feathered Friends Forever is amazing. They truly love and care for the birds, their needs are met and then some. I admire Ron because no one takes a salary, it is all done for the love of the birds. There is no other funding except for donations. That's devotion.

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

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past 7 years I've watched the flock nearly double in size as more and more parrot owners faced various problems and had to place their feathered companion at the Rescue. Each one is treated with the same caring and love, regardless of size or circumstance.

Watching the happiness when a parrot picks a new adoptive family makes the day for all the volunteers. It's even better when the family sends an email or comes back to visit and tells everyone how much they enjoy their new companion.

The most rewarding part is working with some of the severly abused or disfunctional birds and having that breakthrough moment when trust is finally established. Here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jp3ID3-QGA&list=UUevoQtjPq7YY03FDtZaYzmg&index=1

Sign up for the newsletter on the website, sponsor a bird, come volunteer and see for yourself!

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

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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10 people found this review helpful

What a great place! Hundreds of wonderful parrots, some who greet you when you arrive. The "tour guide" knew many of the birds by name. Everybody looked happy and healthy. The fact that they can "be birds" in large outdoor aviaries was very impressive.

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

adopting one of their birds.

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

get them a full time PR person or 2.

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

meeting all the people and parrots

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

all very friendly and knowledgeable - and not one of them gets paid! Everybody there is a volunteer!

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

Make an even better life for their feathered friends.

Ways to make it better...

the TV station was filming it.

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

Finding funding and more volunteers. Parrots require daily care and they need more support.

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

Send them a donation!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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