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.
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.
I visited the Oasis Sanctuary a couple of years ago and was more than impressed with the way they run the place. They take in parrots that no longer have a home and they commit to never re-homing or adopting them out because they truly understand that these birds have been through enough and they are committed to providing them with excellent care and stability for the rest of their lives! Their staff of volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and caring. What more can a parrot hope for?
This place is for the birds! In the very best way! The staff is friendly and knowledgable and birds are their passion. The love and dedication that has gone into making this truly a sanctuary shows through the people who make it happen.
Parrots are among the longest lived members of the Animal Kingdom and are also among the most popular pets. They require a level of care that the ordinary person that obtains them as a pet is generally unaware of or unwilling to provide. Because of their nature, they often do not turn out to be the pet the owner expected. As a result, parrots are often neglected or mistreated. Because of their long life, those fortunate to survive often outlive their owners. The result is that there are many parrots that really need competent care for long periods of time. The Oasis Sanctuary provides such care. The people that operate the Sanctuary are caring competent people and the facilities that the Sanctuary provides for its birds are extraordinary. Once a parrot is taken in by the Sanctuary, it is there for the rest of its life and it is gradually acclimated to life as a parrot. The Sanctuary operates solely on donations. I have not seen a better solution to caring for a type of animal that should not be allowed to be kept as pets. The Sanctuary deserves the best help they can get and the appreciation of all of us.
My visit and tour of the Oasis was such a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and informative, and they obviously care so much about all the birds there. The Director Janet was able to tell me the name of every bird, and their story of how they came to be there.
The place was super clean and the birds all looked so healthy, happy and well cared for. The birds were delightful to see and spend time with. The large aviaries were so nice for the birds. I fell in love with a Black Lory named Ophelia who wouldn't leave my shoulder. I also got to meet Gulliver, the shipwrecked macaw whom I had bought the story book about for my niece and nephew. So glad I got to visit and hope to again soon. Thank you for all that you guys do there.
I also had the opportunity to help organize and implement a carpool effort; to get a cockatoo (from a homeless woman in a desperate situation) that was out of state, down to the Oasis to safety.
Michelle "Elle" Magnon
Review from Guidestar