The Gabriel Foundation

Rating: 3.9 stars   10 reviews

Address:

1025 Acoma Denver CO 80204 USA

Mission:

To provide safe sanctuary and care for parrots in need, match extraordinary birds with caring adopters, and to inspire and encourage all to responsibly improve the lives of companion parrots.

Programs:

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(303) 629-5900
www.thegabrielfoundation.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I cannot say enough about The Gabriel Foundation. The care these birds receive is unbelievable! Every time I am at the Aviary or Birdbrain the cages are clean, the diet is what I feed my birds at home (which incidentally is better than what I feed myself) and there are plenty of toys in their cages. Knowing birds as I do you can definitely tell if they are happy or sad or upset by the look in their eyes. The birds are happy. Consider the circumstances these birds have gone through.....locked in closets by previous owners, abused because they are simply being loud or destructive (as birds sometimes can be) and you will know that they know they are in a better situation. The one thing I ask everyone who may give them a poor review is what are YOU doing to help the situation. I foster several birds from the organization and have nothing but good things to say. Nobody is perfect in running a "business" but at the end of the day there wouldn't be a need for the foundation if pet "caretakers" were more responsible for their animals and not buy them because they look "cute" (among other reasons).

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This nonprofit is absolutely TERRIBLE. The foundation has also been literally kicked out of other counties in the state and has gone through numerous managerial turnovers as the result of poor management on the part of the president.

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

Hire an independent accountant to review the historical accounting and pay any necessary penalties, a lawyer to see if I was criminally liable, and an animal behavioralist to train the staff on better approaches to animal care.

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

The staff and volunteers were great. They cared very deeply about the birds and worked hard on their behalf.

Ways to make it better...

The president had not made very unethical choices.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The president.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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