I am both a volunteer and a donor for WOL Birdhaven - my expertise lies in the lost, found and stolen birds area of avian life - but I do come out to help mostly with public awareness of WOl at Earth Day, Pet Expo, etc where there's a booth and work to educate people on why bird sanctuaries are absolutely essential to our community and how they can help support them - I also donate to help WOL with the expenses of running a non-profit avian sanctuary for the care and well being of birds that are surrendered [for many reasons, owner illness, death, have to move out of country, sometimes sadly, owner suffers huge financial loss and cannot care for bird/s properly any longer, birds that are found, but we cannot locate their owner... and the reasons go on...]
If you are considering volunteering and/or donating, this is an essential and most worthy cause!!!
I also own 2x shelter rescues that were found, but no owners were located... see Piccolo and Aria below - they are a great joy - one can also help immensely buy giving a loving forever home to a parrot - the love in return... priceless!
I am in my 3rd month of working for Wings of Love. They have the utmost concern for the health and welfare of there birds and see to it that they are fed well, healthy and well cared for. One of my Pryor jobs that I felt qualified me for this position was a laboratory animal caretaker IV at LSUS Shreveport. Therefore I am familiar with codes and restrictions for animal welfare and these people go all out to try and meet it. I still have a lot to learn about the organisation as I only work 4 hours a week but have seen enough to know that their 15 some years of work with these birds is full of love and dedication. I only wish I could have the money to own one or have a photo of me with my favourite bird out there! There are a lot of great birds there available for adoption, including the cockatoo I am in love with so anyone thinking about getting one,,.read up about the responsibilities and costs and if it is for you come see Bird Haven!
Wings of Love Bird Haven is an extremely worthwhile cause. De's dedication to parrots needing a sanctuary is very inspiring. Looking after one parrot requires a lot of responsibility. Looking after twenty or more at a time is life-altering in the extreme, yet she happily gives herself to the cause.
I haven't been a volunteer for very long, but I look forward to helping Wings of Love out in the future, and perhaps bringing home a feathered friend of my own.
I’ve volunteered at Wings of Love Bird Haven (WOL) in the past with workdays. And I also try to help with graphics for the Facebook page. We also adopted our black-headed Caique through WOL. There’s no doubt DeAnn’s heart and efforts are in the right place. She’s worked so hard over the years to help parrots. Her efforts are not in vane. Each bird that’s been through the WOL is better for it regardless of their previous experiences. Socialization, enriching diet and top notch vet care are priorities and WOL does it well.
Wings of Love Bird Haven has placed so many parrots into new families across Texas.
It's a one-of-a-kind organization that regards the welfare of the bird above all else.
Amazing people who love birds and take amazing care of these poor babies that have no homes. If you are looking to adopt check them out. If you can't adopt and want to help care for these beautiful animals this is the place that you should donate to!
I am very impressed with the thoroughness of the Wings of Love Bird Haven adoption process. They make sure the adopter is a good match for the bird they are adopting.
Wings of Love Bird haven located in Red Oak, Texas is a great place to volunteer and learn about birds to keep them healthy and the correct diet their needs. It's very importance to use bird friendly cleaning products for their health. Birds like their special time with our workers and their free time. I enjoy seeing the birds happy and content for they are special.
Nearly 2 years ago I lost my lovebird who I had loved and cherished for almost 10 years. I decided to adopt when I was ready for another bird and in August of 2017 (almost a year ago) I stumbled upon Wings of Love. Their process was thorough and their staff extremely helpful and educational. I found a new friend in Rookie and can say without a doubt that he is an incredible addition to my life. Those first few months De and Samantha were “on-call” and handled all my questions with kindness and support. When we’re able to responsibly expand our flock, we’ll be headed back to Wings of Love.
I’ve been volunteering at the Haven for a little over a year, year and a half. De, the Executive Director and Founder, and the staff and volunteers take great care of the birds. Each bird is quarantined and disease tested before even being put in the aviary. The birds are put on a great diet (and help transition birds who may have not been given a good diet to the Haven diet) , given enrichment, plenty of toys, personal attention, and given the very best in vet care if needed. .Since I’ve been here, I’ve learned so much, and it has helped me with my own birds.
Of course being around the birds, I fell in love with one in particular—a beautiful macaw—and adopted him about 8 months ago and he’s doing great! De is always willing to answer any questions. I love volunteering at the Haven and will continue to do so.
I adopted a Green Cheek Conure 3 years ago from the Haven, I love my little bird! I paid a number of visits to the Haven prior to adoption. The birds are clean, healthy and well kept, thanks to the dedicated and hard working volunteers.
DeAnn is always looking for ways to improve life for the birds she cares for and ensuring she can provide for their future. She runs a tight ship making sure they receive everything they need. She is a hard worker who gives it her all to provide a soft landing place and any parrot that lands in her care is extremely lucky.
Birds are now being abandoned at alarming rates and Wings of Love serves an important role in their rescue and rehabilitation. A lot of love and care go into each and every rescue.
Just wanted to share my experience with Birds Haven. This organization is truly amazing! There are far too many places that called themselves sanctuaries/rescues, but do not uphold those values. Wings of Love is a true sanctuary that deeply cares and opens their arms to all of their foster birds.
My family was unsure about which bird to adopt. De listened to our needs and introduced us to the most amazing companion! Then it happened! 3 months ago I adopted a Maximilian Pionus, Mr. Wally and I will never look back. I can't express my joy with our newest family member! His personality grows everyday as he gain confidence. It is very obvious that he was very well taken care of during his time at Wings of Love. De and her staff work relentlessly to ensure that all of their birds are happy and healthy and if I ever have questions, De is only a phone call away.
I'm ashamed to say that bird lover and volunteer though I am, I did not find out about De, Samantha, and the rest of the amazing crew at Wings of Love until I was searching for a new feathered friend in my life. The Haven is such an excellent, dedicated organization that is operated by people who truly love what they do and recognize the importance of it. I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to be entrusted with a bird from their care and have adopted him. Samantha and De continue to be available for any questions and assistance and are quick to offer support. Truly an inspiring place and one I hope to be more involved with in the future. The adoption process was thorough and well-paced and De's facility was a parrot-lover's dream. Whether you're looking to volunteer at a meaningful organization, curious about learning about parrots, or open to adoption--there's likely no better place to visit than Wings of Love.
Wings of Love has earned my ultimate respect as a caring, effective organization. So many birds have been given a second chance in life because if the generous spirit of De and all of the volunteers that she organizes to do incredible work.
My husband volunteered at Wings of Love and always had stories about the birds he encountered. My husband is now passed away but we have a blue & gold McCaw that is very smart and talented.
I want to praise Wings of Love for their email newsletter. It is very informative with tips on caring and feeding different types of birds, showcasing different birds that are available to adopt and how to adopt and take care of that particular bird.
My involvement started with an adoption, a patagonian conure named Butters back in 2009. I was amazed by how many "unwanted" birds saved by De, the founder of WOL. She is a true guardian of feather friends by providing loving and safe environment, nourishing them back to a healthy life. I cannot imagine where Butters (and the rest of my flock who also adopted from WOL) will be if she never stepped in. Thank you!
Thank you. Aww.. yes... and you've been a great help too. Give Butters, Dusty and Kali a beak kiss from me.
I first came across this charity because I was interested in adopting a parrot. Later as I became more involved in a role of board member because we share similar idea of saving life. The founder - De, who has helped many pet birds rehabilitation and re-home. I am grateful for people like De to step out and providing TLC to those animals.
Thank you Cindy. We cannot tell you just how much your help has meant to us over the years. You have given your time, your knowledge and your resources as well as taken in 3 of our little feathered friends. You are a gem.
I was told of this nonprofit from a friend who has birds and believes that this nonprofit is doing a great job. They spend their donated money to help birds who have no other place to go. Very heartbreaking.
Thank you, Linda. And we cannot do what we do without the help of our donors.