Mission: Our mission is to assist with the re-homing of unwanted parrots, offer advice and help to those with pet parrots, to act as an advocasy organization to educate the public about the difficulties facing captive parrots and those who impulsively purchase parrots without properly educating themselves about the degree of care required by these intelligent creatures. Our sanctuary effort now houses over 600 birds and other animals such as Short Tail Central American fruit bats. We also work to save habitat and parrots in the wilds of Guyana. We believe that "In Wildness is the true preservation of the World"
Target demographics: parrots and the people who care for them
Geographic areas served: New England
Programs: Foster Parrots, Ltd. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and protection of unwanted and abused companion parrots and other displaced captive exotic animals. Working on many levels to bring critical services to birds and animals in transition, we offer life-long sanctuary care for unadoptable parrots and other exotics at our permanent care sanctuary facility, The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, and provide adoption services for well-socialized parrots who desire human companionship. Our educational initiatives seek to raise standards of care for captive parrots by challenging harmful standards in the breeding industry, and by offering information to help parrots and people live mutually fulfilling lives together. A staunch advocate for parrots as wild animals, Foster Parrots village based conservation work in Guyana helps keep parrots and other animals safe in their natural habitat, and also embodies our ultimate message: Parrots are worth more in trees!
When I first walked into Foster Parrots, Ltd. three years ago for a tour, I burst into tears. It was overwhelming to see so many animals that had lost their homes in some way or another, and to meet such an altruistic group of people. I also knew immediately I was home. As the founder Marc Johnson took me through the facility, he explained all the work they do with humane education, conservation, and rescue for exotic wildlife. In my entire life I had never seen such an operation that brings to light the devastating effect that human greed has created on nature, and the depth of knowledge and wisdom that the organization shares in an effort to bring a more compassionate awareness to the world.