The Gabriel Foundation

Rating: 3.23 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1025 Acoma St Denver CO 80204 USA

Mission: The Gabriel Foundation serves as a research and educational model to the public-at-large, the veterinary medical community, the pet industry, humane animal welfare organizations and the avicultural community. The Foundation educates the public about how to provide appropriately for parrots in captivity and the need to preserve the world''s parrots in their wild habitats. TGF operates an expansive Aviary and Adoption Center that cares for up to 400 birds daily.
Programs:

The Gabriel Foundation's experienced staff members work intensively with individuals interested in adopting birds. The Foundation has established a structured screening and adoption process that begins with the Parrot Adoption Protocol. The Foundation initially requires applicants to complete an adoption application, proceed through a series of telephone and/or e-mail interviews and verifies the applicant's references. If the Foundation's adoption committee approves the applicant as an appropriate bird adopter, multiple site visits are encouraged for the potential adapter. So often people "look" for a bird of a particular species, when in the Foundation's experience most birds will "choose" the person they prefer which contributes to the success of the match. For persons visiting from other states, a multi-day stay is recommended while the Foundation monitors and assesses the applicant's interaction with birds and the staff has an opportunity to become familiar with the potential adapter. The bird's housing, routine and care, personality, history and inclusion into the adopter's home are discussed at great length. Depending upon the location of the potential adopter, the Foundation or its representative may conduct home inspections prior to and/or post adoption. The Foundation invests a tremendous amount of time and resources, pre-and post-adoption, to ensure to the best of its ability, the best fit between the adopter and adoptee bird, and most importantly, the bird's future welfare.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This organization only wants your money. They will not get back to you. They will take your membership money, or your application money and you will never hear another word. Absolutely awful. It seems this kind of activity should be illegal, but from other reviews I've read on the web, this is common place at this organization. I called, I emailed for months. Yes, MONTHS. And never a word.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Gabriel Foundation took care of my birds for a year while I studied abroad. It's very difficult to find quality care for such sensitive creatures, but this organization has exceeded my expectations. I had regular updates (with pictures!) while I was gone, and when I got back the birds were happy and healthy. I attended a lecture on avian nutrition at the aviary, and will be able to feed my bird a much more healthy diet because of what I learned there. I've seen what they have done for other birds, including rescue from abuse and abandonment. The quality of their facilities is unparalleled.

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

My bird's foster care, avian nutrition lecture

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

their aviary.

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

caring, smart, professional, and friendly.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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