Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, Ltd.

Rating: 4.98 stars   184 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  

3 people found this review helpful

Soon after 9/11 we needed to get away and flew out to check out The Oasis Sanctuary, a Parrot Rescue Sanctuary I had found online. Now, all these years later we are on the Board and most of our excess time, energy and funds go to this organization which is so totally devoted to the care and well being of all of it's over 700 feathered inhabitants. And we know exactly where our donation dollars go - to the birds! Love it!

 
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After over eleven years of supporting The Oasis, I still am awed each and every time I visit and meet the beautiful birds who call it home. In this sad, disposable world we live in, The Oasis takes the effort and commitment of the care of these beautiful, sentient beings very seriously, and provides a lifetime home for many who would otherwise face euthanasia at worst, or neglect and/or abuse at best. The birds take precedence in the lives of those involved and it is heartwarming to see the love that goes into running it. We started out as donors looking for a place for our four cockatoos in the sometime in the future, but ended up volunteering so often that we were invited to serve on the Board.

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

Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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The Oasis has come so far since its inception in 1997. Today we are permanent home to 750 birds who are provided with life-care, love and all the support needed for a healthy and emotionally contented life. I am proud to be the Founder and a Board member of this standard setting Sanctuary!

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

....be able to bring in more infrastructure and operational funds to expand so that we can help the ever increasing number of birds needing our unique care

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2014

 
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The Oasis Sanctuary remains one of the most highly regarded life-care facilities for parrots in the US. With 750 birds in permanent residence, the facility is located in Southern Arizona on 73 acres owned by the birds.
When I founded the facility in 1997, there were no other places in this country anything like The Oasis. I decided that my birds would live at the facility because if it was not good enough for them, why would it be good enough for anyone else's birds?
Today, the sanctuary is in the second generation of administration and will continue into the future, strong and growing, to care for an ever growing number of needy birds.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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The Oasis Sanctuary started in my backyard in Phoenix and became the first avian life-care sanctuary in the US to obtain an IRS 501c3. In 1999 we became the first avian sanctuary to become accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and in 2002 were accredited by The Association of Sanctuaries (now Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.) I created the sanctuary to provide care for parrots who otherwise would have no placement options and have provided homes for over 1000 birds over the past 15 years. My attitude has always been "If this is not good enough for MY birds how can it be suitable for anyone else's birds?" In keeping with this ethical belief, all my personal parrots live with the 750 birds, at the sanctuary. While we are s till a way from where I would like the sanctuary to be...it has consistantly been moving in the directions of ideal growth and stability.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I’ve proudly been associated with The Oasis Sanctuary since July 1999. I’ve seen tremendous growth and many changes, some small and some major, during the past 13 years. The one thing that has never changed is the commitment by everyone involved in the organization to keep the birds in our care our Number One Priority. Our compassionate caregivers know each bird by name, his/her history and likes and dislikes. They work hard every day to give each bird at The Oasis a healthy, happy and meaningful life. Each decision the Board of Directors makes is toward that end. As the Office Manager, I’ve come to know many of our donors personally… and we have the most wonderful supporters in the world! I’m often moved to tears by their thoughtfulness, generosity and loyalty to our organization.

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?

2012

 
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