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The Parrot Posse

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Our mission is to help those on the front lines of parrot welfare by providing supplies such as cages, toys, perches, and food to help care for birds awaiting new homes. We are 100% volunteer and operate with zero salaries or administrative costs, and our officers cover all office expenses out of their own pockets.

Results: We have raised and spent well over $300,000 in the past few years, and then used our contacts in the parrot world to donate over a half million dollars worth of supplies for birds in need.

Target demographics: Parrots seized from abuse and neglect, and those awaiting new homes in shelters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over two thousand exotic birds in need.

Geographic areas served: Parrot welfare across the United States

Programs: We send supplies such as food, cages, toys, and other necessities to help parrot welfare groups.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Judith and the rest of the Posse do so so much, too help so many birds! No way to thank them for the hours of work they spend helping birds all over the country!

Vickie Heikes M.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse does great things to help birds that have been in bad situations. They do great things for other rescues that help these birds. They have and still so help the rescue I volunteer at and we appreciate everything they do to help. Without the Posse these birds would not have a chance, because most rescues could not afford to help all these poor birds.
It is sad what some of them have to go though but with the Posse's help they have a better life. The Posse works very hard to raise money to be able to help with all this. They help provide food, toys, cages, and whatever else they can.

Nancy B.10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful, seemingly tireless group of people! Use of donations is completely transparent, they do a LOT with donations. They are there to help parrots in need and all money is accounted for and posted.
They have my deepest respect. Thank you, Parrot Posse!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of hard working generous people getting together to help parrots in need!

awolsmom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome group of volunteers helping parrots and rescues!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rescued 7 Macaws and Greys from a sad situation in NC. The Parrot Posse came to their aid by helping with their initial vet check up, toys, food, and cages. Now all of them have been placed in happy secure homes.

1 Cindy H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The parrot posse is an amazing group of people dedicated to helping rescues and sanctuaries with food, nuts, toys and other supplies! They are very generous and go above and beyond to help our feathered friends!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is wonderful group helping so many parrots everywhere!! We (SC CARES) are lucky to be recipients if their generosity! Exotics like parrots aren’t your typical pets like dogs & cats so it’s often more difficult for sanctuaries & rescues to receive help for them but the Parrot Posse is a group dedicated to helping our winged ones❤️ Thank you for caring ❤️

1 Liz B.5

Donor

Rating: 5

This group of folks are amazing. Always able to jump in and help in emergencies when local rescues or Animal Control is faced with overwhelming bird intakes. Every $5 donation is accounted for. And when there are no emergencies, they help with food and toy donations to vetted parrot rescues around the country.

Karen Q.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work that this organization and it's followers do is beyond measure!!

1 Leslye E.

Donor

Rating: 5

No one does it like the Posse! They step up & help all parrots in need, from food, toys, housing to vets & all inbetween, the Parrot Posse is a devoted group & will help make new hope for those who have started off their lives in less than ideal circumstances. ❤️❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse helps other nonprofit parrot rescues and government agencies involved in hoarding cases. Literally every penny raised goes to help parrots. There is no overhead. I am a donor and a recipient, as the Posse just paid vet bills on 4 parrots I am fostering on their behalf. Much more of the Posse’s money goes to sending food, toys, and cages to non-parrot rescues who have custody of parrots due to a hoarding situation, and food and toys to help other rescues.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit helped save the life of a sick Pionus parrot in my care. All donations go to their work. No one takes a salart and there are no administrative fees.

1 BLRM

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This Rescue is such a success because they care about all parrots and every Penny you donate is accounted for. They help successful rescues and have a army of people all over the US that steps in at a moments notice when parrots are in danger. You can rest assured your money is helping the parrots when you donate to this team!

Jackie G.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kind, caring people doing a wonderful job! Judith always willing to give help and good advice.

1 CaroleSue H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only have I benefited from their donations, I am a Parrot Posse member because of their transparency and public accountability as to where every penny goes. The only one benefiting from the donations are the parrots in need of help, and often it's a matter of life and death for these birds. Thank you for the tireless and often overwhelming work you do to help improve their lives.

Marcy B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is a fully transparent organization that does marvelous work for rescued and abandoned birds. All bird lovers should consider becoming members of this caring and dedicated group.

Dorecia E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great group I love the auctions to help birds in need

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following for a while they have great auctions to raise money to help birds and are always listing what they sent and to who great to know when you buy or donate where it goes

Misty R.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a Parrot Posse supporter! This organization is a gift to birds in need everywhere!

Dianne L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is awesome, helping all parrots in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is a wonderful organization that helps people and organizations that rescue, rehome and save these magnificent birds. I have followed them and participated in their auctions.

Lynne Scott W.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is unique in that it raises money to donate supplies and food to rescues, and birds involved in seizures. They always keep it interesting by doing fun auctions, for members, to raise money, in between regular donations. I think we are all addicted to these auctions!!!! The Parrot Posse is always the first to enquire about what is needed, after parrots have been seized. Amazing!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse does amazing work to help birds in need. It is not a rescue, but instead supports rescue organizations as well as local authorities by providing needed food, toys, and cages when needed. When hurricanes have left parrots with no safe place to be, the Parrot Posse has stepped up to help. When hoarding or the disability of caretakers has resulted in seizures of birds, the Posse has stepped up.

No one involved with the Posse is paid for their services. The founder works hard to get discounts and donation so that every penny contributed to the organization is pinched until it squeals! And every transaction is transparent. Money is raised; it is used to purchase items that are shipped to help parrots, and then the purchases and shipments are carefully documented to anyone who chooses to follow the Posse’s activities. It is without a doubt one of the two most selfless and ethical non-profits I know of. The other is very, very small.

For a number of years, I was a keyworker with the Combined Federal Campaign. From that work, I know that there are many non-profits that actually use only a very small percentage of their receipts in direct furtherance of their non-profit purpose. The Posse uses 100% of its receipts in direct furtherance of its purpose.

I am proud to be a supporter of the Parrot Posse and its work. I wish all non-profits used the contributions received as thoroughly and efficiently as does the Posse.

Laura E.2

Donor

Rating: 5

If you love parrots and want to help support parrot rescues, please consider joining the Parrot Posse. This amazing group bands together to raise money that is used to purchase items needed by legitimate parrot rescues. They are completely transparent about where your donated funds go...publish receipts on their Facebook page. The members are passionate about parrot welfare. As someone who had to give up my beloved birds due to health reasons, fortunately to a reputable rescue group, Phoenix Landing Foundation, I am all about providing as much support as I can to both my personal rescue and to the Parrot Posse who assists many rescues.

2 Jennifer L.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without Judith Richmond Arther's advice more than 25+ years ago, I would never have been able to rehab my very first harlequin macaw. Such a traumatized bird, removed from a horrible hoarder home. Judith gave me the advice and more importantly, the confidence to manage a very difficult bird. I still have Jack, the harlequin macaw and we muddle through life. She's pretty funny and hysterical. She ad libs comments to conversations that are relevant and on topic. But Judith was our first saving grace, telling me I could do it, even though Jack was my first bird. I guess I'm the testament at how great Judith is at teaching others, because here we are 25+ years later and Jack has her forever home. Without Judith's advice, I might have given up!.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse does great work helping birds in need, whether these birds are in rescues or have been seized by authorities. The Parrot Posse helps in many ways by donating food, nuts, toys and cages as needed. They provide invaluable help to those they serve.

Donor

Rating: 5

This group goes above and beyond to help parrots! A much needed service to the parrot community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work at A helping Wing Parrot Rescue and love seeing the generous Donations form the Parrot Posse, from nuts to toys they are always there to help ❤️

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of my favorite non-profits. They not only help existing bird rescues but help whenever and wherever there is a disaster or a animal seizure involving bids. Many times those agencies doing the seizures are not prepared for birds, the Parrot Posse helps with cages/food and toys - whatever the rescuing agency needs. Love being able to help through them

3 Skye M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is an amazing organization that has been a huge help to our rescue & its many birds. SouthWest Exotic Avian Rescue(SWEAR) has at any given time between 80 to 160 birds in our care in multiple foster homes. The Parrot Posse regularly donates much needed items such as food, toys, swings etc, which in turn allows us to be able to help more birds.
The support of this phenomenal group is a boon to us & many other rescues throughout the country. I am proud to say we support the Parrot Posse as well!
The parrots and the volunteers say: Thank you PP & keep up the great work!

4 Dorothy K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been with the posse since the beginning I have been a receiver of goods and have been a donor although of late I am just a supporyer who shares every auction they post Judith and Chris work very hard at this and when need arises they are on it ASAP they have helped many in need all over the country and Judith is very good with getting what she needs

4 April M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have helped me with my rescue. I appreciate all the help.

3 Ben B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is one of the best out there. They help so many birds. I can assure anyone it is a great group to donate to.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working as an admin and bookkeeper for the Parrot Posse for the past 8 years or so. This gang of people have been so generous, so caring, it often chokes me up. It's a lot of work keeping track of the parrot welfare community, emergencies, responding to input, running fundraisers, chasing the money, and placing the orders, but somehow we keep it going. I know that a great deal of good has been done and I'm proud to be a part of it.

3 Wendy23

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor/supporter of this great group for a while, and they are the best parrot welfare organization out there. They do amazing things to help out rescues and parrot seizures from bad situations such as hoarders. I love knowing that although I cannot afford to donate the million dollars I would like to, I can sew items to be auctioned off to raise funds. The Parrot Posse is completely up-front about where the money is spent, and it makes my heart very happy to know that I can join forces with this wonderful group to help out wherever help is needed.

4 Arrin T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse is an awesome group that has truly made the difference in our Sanctuary. From Pellets to hanging cargo nets to nuts! Not to mention the nets were delivered personally by Judith! Great group to donate to as well as give to in the form of donations. Thank you!
NEW DAWN PARROT SANCTUARY,INC

4 Marti Bellman A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Parrot Posse totally rocks!! All donations go directly to parrots in need with complete transparency with every dollar donated.

7 Lisa M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our organizations has been the beneficiary of the care and love shared by the Parrot Posse on a number of occasions.
Working in rescue is a daily struggle of making the pennies count, having a group like the posse that sends out toys, food and other needed items is a blessing, beyond blessings.
They show daily how you can take a lot of caring people who each contribute a little and pool it all together and can make a world of difference in the lives of others.
I just don't know that I even have enough words to express my continued gratitude for all they have done for not just the flock here at Soft Landings Parrot Rescue, but flocks all over the country.
Thank you Parrot Posse for all you do!!!

7 Kail M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Parrot Posse does so much for our sanctuary, (Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary, Inc) in the way of donations of parrot food, nuts, caging and toys. It makes our lives here so much easier!