Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, Ltd.

Rating: 4.98 stars   181 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 2166 Scottsdale AZ 85252 USA

Mission: The Oasis Sanctuary is a Rescue and Retirement facility for exotic birds, predominantly CITES I and II endangered birds. We offer birds a stable and loving home for the duration of their natural lives. We do not sell or breed birds. We do not offer birds for adoption. Many of The Oasis birds come from other rehabilitation and/or adoption programs where qualified personnel determined it was not in the bird's best interets to be placed in private homes. Some of our birds have "special needs", are physically handicapped or challenged requiring unique living or feeding situations. Several have been bounced from home to home, often being physically and/or emotionally abused and have simply become too fearful of people to be companions to people any longer. A number of The Oasis birds are "retired" breeders, or other birds originally imported for production purposes, which, due to age, infirmity or temperament often would be facing euthanasia. Because many of our birds are not interested in or are incapable of human interaction, they are housed with the same or similar, compatible species in non-breeding pairs or small flocks in large outdoor flights.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Oasis Sanctuary provides life care for hundreds and hundreds of birds. They feed, water and provide medical care for all birds and have many with "special needs". For example "Doc" was born with scoliosis and is crippled. He receives special and excellent care. The Oasis Sanctuary has gigantic flights so birds can fly free in a safe, outdoor type environment. They are very happy and very well cared for. These folks dedicate their lives to the birds, with many staff living on site. They take in abused birds and work to care for and heal them. They take in birds that will be homeless. They do not make any money from the birds. They are not a zoo, they don't sell feathers. They simply love and care for the birds. In the most extraordinary way. I think every staff member knows the name of every bird! They are amazing people, providing amazing care. I encourage you to support them in every way possible. Thank you!

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There are not enough superlatives to describe the care and love that Sybil and her staff shower on the birds at The Oasis. They come there, in many instances, damaged in body and soul. Everyone is dedicated to restoring them to a natural state if possible and if not, they are loved and cared for forever. When I became too old to take care of my 2 Amazons, Sybil took them and loved them as though they were her own. They stayed in touch and let me know how they were doing. When one of them passed away, Janet and Charlotte were so caring. Lulu's companion was devastated and they have taken her in to be handled and cared for until she can find another friend or is no longer depressed. With so many birds it would be easy to not know them all, Sybil and her staff know every bird and take care of their every need.

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Life-changing

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If you are a bird or a person who appreciates the beauty of all nature, this is where you want to be. Both bird and man can be as free as possible at The Oasis. Sybil and the staff will take care of you for as long as they possibly can. Caroll

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I had a double yellow head Amazon parrot for 35 years. When my Asthma got worse the Pulmonologist said I need to find a home for my parrot. I was heartbroken as I had this parrot for such a long time. I searched everywhere and found the OASIS SANCTUARY in Arizona.It's a wonderful place. The birds are well taken care of. They have large flight cages, some the size of my house. They group the species together. My parrot found a girlfriend and is leading a "birdy" life...Sigrit...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I own 5 cockatoos, two of them rescued. My heart breaks when I see unloved, misunderstood birds. They are intelligent creatures and deserve to live a good life with people who understand them. I have not yet visited Oasis, but I know they care about their birds and give them the best care possible.

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I have had the privilege of visiting the Oasis facility. There is a tremendous and probably under-appreciated need for permanent rescue facilities for birds. Sybil knows and has dedicated herself to meeting this need. The many,diverse birds with their different backgrounds and needs are all cared for as individuals . Few shelters of any kind provide such care and offer such a well designed and maintained facility . This is a program worth supporting.

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There is a huge population across the nation of birds that have been neglected and abandoned or were used as breeders and abandoned and in poor shape which no one would want as a pet. Many of these medium and larger birds have many decades left to live. Every town has some place for abandoned cats and dogs. There is almost nothing nationwide done for these birds. The Oasis Sanctuary does it in great fashion. Takes them in, commits to care for their decades to come. Provides huge, barn sized, mesh walled aviaries for them to fly in and socialize. Careful attention to any veterinary needs. Daily hand prepared food. For many of these birds it is like going from hell to heaven.

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Being the "parent" of a parrot, I understand how difficult they can be. The Oasis provides a safe and caring home for birds that are no longer able to continue living with their "parents" for a variety of reasons. It is clear from the newsletter and other information that the staff is very caring.

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A place dedicate to caring for companion birds that cannot be rehomed. The folks there are committed to the cause.

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I believe that birds are generally overlooked. The Oasis has and is giving needy birds as second chance. I have supported Oasis for a few years, learned about them from the show Parrots of Telegraph Hill. I hope to be able to volunteer in the futrure but for now can support them with donations and programs such as this. Linda

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