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Review for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc., Harlem, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Feathered Friends continues to expand outdoor aviaries to give permanent resident parrots the best possible environment. This requires a great deal of work by a small staff of volunteer Veterans. Birds are healthy and happy!

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc., Harlem, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After almost 9 years of volunteering I'm still amazed at the things this rescue can do for their parrots with minimal resources. The goal of getting every bird possible into a new outdoor aviary continues to expand the facility. Each new aviary is slightly different, gaining new design ideas and custom modifications for the type birds who will be living there. The result is America's largest "flock" of happy, healthy parrots, many of whom were abandoned, abused or simply "dumped" without regard to what happened to them. While finding a loving adoptive home is the mission for each of the parrots here, the reality is money hungry breeders keep forcing more baby birds into an already overcrowded population. If you don't have room in your home for one of these incredible companions, please find room in your heart to make a donation of time or money to help them survive. It's all Tax Deductible.

They also work with scout groups and local school children by providing a safe, fun environment for community service and other projects. So far all the High School Senior projects done at Feathered Friends have resulted in an "A" or better!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc., Harlem, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Feathered Friends is an amazing place, especially considering the very limited resources available. Birds are all healthy and well fed. Outdoor aviaries are being added to provide a real life flock environment and get parrots out of individual cages.

Seeing the success stories like Dakota really reinforces the ability of this Rescue to help these endangered/exotic parrots live a better life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc., Harlem, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Feathered Friends Forever (.Org) is America's largest nonprofit Rescue and Sanctuary caring for over 1300 endangered/exotic birds of all sizes. It is staffed by 3 full time volunteers and a few 'weekend warriors', all unpaid, and provide the best possible care for all the birds under their care. The new outdoor habitats are amazing with running water, large feeders, mist cooling and infrared heat for the winter. Just watching the parrots in these aviaries makes all the time spent well worth it. The young volunteers really get a chance to learn about these beautiful birds in a safe environment. The newsletter is now written by some of the resident parrots and gives you a "bird's eye view" of what goes on there. Sign up, go visit, volunteer or sponsor a bird!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc., Harlem, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Absolutely the best in the nation. 21 outdoor aviaries, birds are all happy and healthy. Staff there is great with visitors! Admission is by Donation and it's tax deductible. If you're ever in the Augusta, Georgia area visit them. It's only about 5 miles west of Ft. Gordon.

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

the love you get back from each bird you work with!

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

all unpaid working because they love parrots, not profits.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really expand so all 700 plus birds could have their own big aviary and life long care could be guaranteed.

Ways to make it better...

they had a pest control company volunteer to kill all the ants.

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

lack of funding since it's all private donations. They don't get federal, state or other support like dog/cat shelters receive.

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

Ron Johnson deserves recognition for his tireless devotion of 12 years to make sure every abandoned parrot has a loving home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I arranged donations of heavy equipment for clearing additional land to expand.