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APR All Parrot Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of APR founders is: ~To inform and educate on proper nutrition, enrichment, overall care and behavior for all species of parrot. ~To provide a reliable network for reference on behavior, diet and safety. ~To remove birds from less than satisfactory living conditions and provide an adjustment period along with medical assessment/care, trust restoration, behavioral correction and nutritional adjustment. ~To place healthy parrots in stable, forever homes and within an environment most suitable for each bird. ~To assist in every way possible other rescues and sanctuaries that share our mission.

Results: We have re-homed Over 600 parrots into good loving homes since 2012 . we are currently needing to winter our GEO dome

Target demographics: The parrots in Crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: since 2012 600 parrots in homes

Geographic areas served: The shelter located in Graham,WA

Programs: Our mission has evolved since establishment. In the beginning, our organization consisted of few feathered friends with the primary goal of finding them loving forever homes. Within a short time it became apparent the need of forever homes was overwhelming. Parrots were coming to us with evidence of neglect and abuse. Calls were coming in from agencies that were not prepared, nor willing, to care for these animals. Finding forever homes was no longer the highest priority. For us, it still isn't. Too many questions arose over the process. Why so many? Why so many neglected and abused? The sick. The thrown away. How can this happen? While seeking answers to these questions, our mission became clear: education on behavior and care has become among our highest priority. The need or desire to re-home is often due to lack of patience and knowledge to understand the needs of your companion.

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sonya and Steve are nothing short of amazing. They truly care for the well being of every animal in their care. Even when at capacity, Sonya will work to find room or foster placement for a parrot in real need. I adopted Gigi, 22-26 year old Timneh African Grey, in January and she is everything we were hoping for. She is getting more comfortable every day and we love watching her blossom. Sonya has been a great help and resource for us, and everyone in the APR family. I definitely recommend All Parrot Rescue.

Dorothy K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never met Sonya and Steve but these two are amazing the work and effort they put in to the rescue is what I look for in a place that cares for animals any animals These two have gone above and beyond for the animals I look forward to the videos Sonya post and from these even though I have been in rescue myself I learned things I did not know I hope they can continue what they do as we need good rescues that really care about what they do .

Angie J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just over a month ago I had the privilege of adopting Sammie from APR. while there I saw an intake of two new birds and the magic Steve and Sonya worked welcoming them into their fold. I have learned so much from Sonya’s Facebook posts and am constantly impressed by care the birds in care recieve. So happy to be part of the APR family!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Networking with APR with relocating parrots from different areas of the country has been imperative. Unfortunately, not all cities have a place like APR available to them. These birds are in a safe place because of APR. I trust APR completely with safety, diet, enrichment, vetting and most importantly, love for these birds. Adoption success has been proven!

John R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sonya contacted me about a wild caught Congo that was being very territorial. She knew i loved grays. So we took him in. He be came very attached to my youngest daughter. There knowledge and care for the birds they bring in is truly amazing

1 Tonya J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great family run rescue. I recommend them to everyone I know. Always put the birds needs in the forefront.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

They care so much about the fate of the birds. Their lives are dedicated to them.

1 Jacqueline M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

APR is one of the best experiences I've had. Steve and Sonya are dedicated to making life better for all the birds who transition in their care. They both have loving, healing hearts and the ability to diagnose physical and mental stresses. Then, either medicate, fix broken bones and parrot hearts with patience and love. In so doing, they've created a village of loving caregivers for these beautiful, winged creatures. We're able to share information and advice...Sonya always updates the latest nutrition, medications and suggestions. Bottom line...DON'T SHOP, ADOPT! And if you can, donate. I'm a foster mother of Snuggles, one of the most delightful, unique characters who ever crossed their threshold. A little Goffin Cockatoo who talks, sing, dances and argues. All it takes is patience and love.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sonya and Steve are the most inspirational and humbled people you will ever encounter. there love for what they do whether its for training others how to be a great parent to a parrott, teaching or just listening they do it all with love. Every Parrot Counts no matter what the circumstances may be. They inform everyone they engage everyone and they take action where others wont. Sonya and Steve are true advocacy for the Parrots for they have no voice.
They do all with compassion i truly love the Brewers.

1 Sonnya W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The directors of this rescue are the hardest-working people that I know. I've been to the facility 3 times now, and one or both of them are always out cleaning cages. The don't depend on volunteers to do the dirty work, they do it themselves. Selfless, compassionate and hard-working. These people deserve all the help they can get. The birds are so loved and so well taken care of. They take the broken, neglected and the saddest cases and provide them with veterinary care, excellent diets, attention and love.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having worked as an animal shelter manager - converting it to a no-kill facility - a founder of a registered 501c3 dog and cat rescue, serving on multiple Humane Society Boards as President, and a foster and rehabilitator for other animal rescues, I can say with full confidence that A.P.R. is the real deal. We have adopted from this organization and with great pride and humility. This rescue truly executes what all rescues should strive to do for their animals: enrichment, quality nutrition, rehabilitation, vetting, and proper placement in forever homes.

3 Jeff N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had nothing but good experiences with the organization and the wonderful people who operate it.

I rescue parrots in Hawaii and sometimes can’t find suitable placement on our tiny island. We had a special needs bird who required medical care and treatment beyond what we could provide. With one call we arranged transport to APR. They took in the bird, got him specialized avian vet care, nursed him back to health and eventually placed him with a wonderful loving family who gave him all the love he deserved.

On another occasion I called asking for advice for another sick parrot. 2 days later a box arrived unexpectedly, full of everything required to treat the bird’s illness. I couldn’t believe it!

Working in rescue can be very difficult. It’s costly, sometimes heartbreaking but mostly rewarding. Although I know many people throughout the country who help unwanted and abused animals, I feel like APR is one of the most trustworthy organizations I’ve encountered.

I don’t hesitate to endorse APR as an exceptional non profit organization. They are honest, hard working and put the animals first. They are my go to .org when I have a difficult case that’s beyond my scope of expertise. I donate to their cause when I can and will continue to support APR every way possible. They always come through. If anything ever happens to me I want my flock to go to APR because I know they will make sure the parrots land in a good loving home.

Jeff Nash
Executive Director
Habilitat, Inc.
Treasurer
Hawaiian Feathered Friends Network

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I am so in awe of APR! The way they make all the rescues feel like family members and a part of their home. Steve and Sonya are definitely the bird whisperers. What they accomplished with so many birds that have special needs and finding homes for them all is amazing! I love being involved with APR!! I just wish I was closer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Subject:

I have been following APR for about 5 years now and year after year Sonya and Steve never fail to amaze me. I honestly have yet to meet anyone with as much dedication and spirit that these two have for their parrot rescue. While rescuing and rehoming parrots is a main goal of APR, what has become increasingly apparent to them is the need for more education. They are tenacious educators and a big part of their rescue is to inform people regarding the reality of being a “parront” and what to expect as far as the care, diet and behavior of parrots.
I have had a cockatiel for 22 years and I’ve learned SO much from their posts and wealth of knowledge, and I am still learning!
One of the main reasons people surrender their birds is a lack of knowledge on the care and behavior of birds. APR is on a mission to change this.
A few years back I dropped off some donations to the rescue and got to witness first hand the love and the hard work that they put forth in their rescue. And the love, you could just feel it when you walked in the door! APR is a full time job in itself and they manage to do it while working their normal jobs. While some days are harder than others they always rise above, forge forward and inspire everyone in the process of doing so.
Their dedication and fierce commitment to their rescue/cause is what this world needs more of. Follow APR on Facebook, you wont be sorry! Also, several times a year they do an online auction as a fundraiser and you can support them by donating or bidding on items. It is a fun way to support APR!

1 Roger W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

These two were great to deal with. Invite you into their home and share their love for these birds. This is a great set up and I wish I had such a place. I wish they lived closer so I could help out. I wish I had more room and time to take more. They are willing to share their knowledge, and so is the rest of the village

1 Jaime L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You won't find a rescue that cares more about their mission than APR. I've learned so much from them and will always be thankful for everything they do for the parrot community

3 Lisadawn S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sonya and Steve stop at nothing to put these parrots needs first-emotional, physical, and medically. No matter what the handicap, APR is there for them with loving arms and kindness. Always before their own needs. Often rescuing them from dire situations. I have adopted 3 parrots from them and each one has been more than a blessing.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

APR is a rescue that I am proud to follow and support. The owners, Sonya and Steve, do an amazing job caring for and showing love to all of their rescues. I have learned so much about parrots with disabilities because of the APR page and all the info posted. The needs of the rescues are always put first and it’s very obvious. The owners take their time with the adoption process and pairing parrots with the right caregivers. This is a rescue I trust and I would highly recommend it for people seriously considering adoption or people who want to learn more about parrots by following the APR page.

1 Tasia L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All Parrot Rescue has been amazing to me and my bird family. Truly a warrior in the fight against abandoned animals. No matter the day, or time, they are there for their animals no matter what they need. They are also so supportive of their people who are apart of the APR family. I could go on about how amazing they are, but I'd need a lot more typing space. Love you, APR.

1 Lori O.2

Donor

Rating: 5

All Parrot Rescue run by Sonya and Steve Brewer is an amazing facility. They not only have helped in assisting to give homes to many many birds but they have taken many in as long term companions to be sure they get the proper care, enrichment and vetting. They also assist other facilities and members of society by aiding in knowledge of the proper care of handicapped Birds. They take on the 'misfits' that people have no disregard in dumping because they aren't perfect. With their help I was able to give my injured African grey Ozzy a great and fulfilled last 3 years of life. They taught me from on the opposite coast and guided me every step of the way. All birds at APR are handled individually according to their needs. They all get proper diet and vetting and human interaction and love. I cant stress how important this rescue has become to the Avian community. Keep up the great work. You are doing Gods work for these babies