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Birds Of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue is a safe haven for abused or unwanted exotic birds, regardless of species, age, special needs or behavior issues. We do not buy, sell, or breed birds nor will we adopt to anyone who does. The birds placed within our care will receive the proper medical care and behavioral evaluations on a regular basis. They will live in aviaries where they can fly free, with natural vegetation, fresh air and sunshine. They will live as close to free as possible while in captivity and still enjoy the daily interaction of only the most loving caregivers.  Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue will work with these birds to provide rehabilitation for those that have suffered due to neglect and abuse. We will teach them trust of humans once again, through our gentle process of daily interactions and by providing them with loving communication and positive reinforcement. Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue will help to coordinate and network with other parrot rescues and sanctuaries throughout the U.S., and to help place birds who are in need of a safe haven. The overpopulation crisis is growing and rescues facilities in every state have to turn away birds daily or take in more than they can adequately care for. We will promote teamwork for those who cannot speak for themselves. Birds of Paradise Sanctuary will also provide educational resources and professional advice for all those wishing to learn the proper care of exotic birds. We hope to help dispel the myths that have been spread by the pet trade industry that has led to the suffering and over population of these magnificently intelligent creatures.

Target demographics: The homelessness and rescue of parrots

Geographic areas served: Bradenton, Florida and state and nationwide assistance with parrots

Programs: Forever sanctuary, adoption, volunteer opportunities, educational venues and Avian Therapy

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michelle Widder V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ms Debbie and her rescue are angels for doing what they do! She saved our neighborhood Peahen and gave her a home with a family like her! She is doing amazing things and working hard for so many animals and humans!! We can’t thank you enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you love birds, and those who care for them, this is the most important sanctuary you will ever support.

dray5655

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the greatest Sanctuary! We have adopted several birds from here. This a very very caring Sanctuary and Rescue. Every thing they do are for the care and comfort of the birds in their care. Debbie H. Makes sure ate birds are safe, fed the right foods and are given all the careful and correct care they need and deserve. When a bird is adopted,the new parents are completely educated on their proper care and handling of their new birds. If you want to support an excellent Sanctuary and Rescue, this the one to help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

During a difficult time in life, I once more had to move my birds. I couldn’t find anyone to help with the physical move. The people that had my birds were closing down, & had absolutely no interest. There were storms brewing, literally. Debbie realized this from facebook postings & reached out to me. She helped tremendously by organizing my birds, & moving them safely to her sanctuary. This was no small undertaking. I live out of state & relied heavily on Debbie to get my birds to safety. She was & always will be a God send, to the birds first & foremost, but also to the people that love their birds, & sometimes when they are down, she’s there to help pick up the pieces & get their beloved birds to sanctuary.

Ruby Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Debbie takes such incredible care of ALL the birds at this sanctuary. She provides them with a natural environment without predators and medical care when needed. She is so passionate about the welfare of parrots. The sanctuary is divided by breed and personality type which makes it great for all the parrots that live there.

She took in our Umbrella Cockatoo and he has thrived there with the other cockatoos in the sanctuary he is in!!

Thank you Debbie!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am leaving to go back to the uk and I could not take my African Grey back with me.I contacted BOP sanctuary and they called to pick her up and take her home. I am soooooh grateful for this, and I thankyou from the bottom of my heart xxxxxxx

Client Served

Rating: 5

Birds of paradise helped me immensely. I had a yellow nape amazon for 40 years He was my best friend. He was used to living with other parrots and I could not adopt another , he was self mutilating his feet from anxiety. Birds of Paradise stepped up and took him. He lived in an open aviary and is so happy and no longer biting his feet up. They take such good care of him. Chopped fruit and veggies every day fresh nuts. Please donate to help pay for saving these birds. I’m saving for another big donation now. They rescue and save birds from dire situations. Volunteer to go feed or care for them it is awesome. Please share awesome organization. Your $$ are tax deductible !

LANOVAK

Donor

Rating: 5

Ethical, caring, professional, and knowledgeable avian rescue with great community/volunteer support.
They do wonders on a shoestring budget!
Highly recommend supporting this worthy organization.

Dori Kratzer H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Debbie for many years. Her passion for birds has turned into a 24/7 endeavor. She takes in the abused, unwanted, homeless. Everything she does is for them. She adopts out those that can be so they have a second chance to be in a living home. she has my respect and support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently had a friend pass, and what to do with his bird?
So, I called Birds of Paradise, and dropped the bird off.

You could SEE in the ladies actions, her care and concern for this bird. She calmed it down.

I have all the praise for this place.

John P. Bradenton.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

She does not own it. Others purchased the property. She lives there free with no visible means of income other than donations that should go to the birds. If you support this, you are supporting a felon. It's public record. Please research before giving your money to any organization.

1 Peggy S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Debbie Huckaby and Birds of Paradise are both amazing! She started from NOTHING and in a short period of time has been able to realize her dream of helping so many birds to be sure they are now in a forever home!!!! She is one of the most caring persons I know, and gives everything of herself to be sure she can help as many birds as she can. She has taught me, personally, so much more than I knew, and in turn I can reach out now and help others, even in a small way. She will NOT adopt out any bird unless that new home is totally, fully vetted!!! I respect her tremendously for all she has done and will continue to do. I wish we had more people like her, really, truly willing to do EVERYTHING for the birds!

1 Sheila Myers L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birds of Paradise Sanctuary Owner/Operator Debbie Huckabee is not only the most caring and knowledgeable person on avian welfare but she lives and breathes for the all animal welfare. She has been sure, she will be the voice of the voiceless. I have had the pleasure of volunteering at BOPS and her flights are truly amazing, allowing, once pets the best feeling of freedom a bird in captivity can know and that is flight. I highly recommend BOPS!