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Wings of Love Bird Haven Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Our mission is to give all domestic birds a "second chance" by helping them find a forever home.

Results: We are 13.5 years old. To date we have placed 100's of birds into new homes and given them a second chance. It is our desire to be able to purchase more land so that we can help even more birds have this opportunity. Currently we do not have enough space and are having to turn birds away. With your help we can get enough money to buy the land we need so that we have enough space for all who need our help.

Target demographics: parrots conure-size and larger.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100+ birds

Geographic areas served: We adopt to Texas residence- but accept surrenders from all over. We also are willing to give guidance to all bird owners.

Programs: rehabilitation and rehome. We also provide education for the new adopters.

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41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

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De__2 07/03/2017

Thank you. Aww.. yes... and you've been a great help too. Give Butters, Dusty and Kali a beak kiss from me.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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De__2 09/16/2016

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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De__2 07/03/2017

Thank you, Linda. And we cannot do what we do without the help of our donors.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has done a lot of great things for these very poor birds. They know that I am waiting for an Congo African Grey with certain concesssions and they are very ready to tell me about every grey they get.

Client Served

Rating: 5

De and the volunteers who run Wings of Love are totally dedicated to giving the birds they take in the best of care and food. They go to great lengths to insure that every bird that is adopted goes to a prepared, extremely well-vetted home. I know because we've adopted three wonderful feathered family members from there, and even though we are well known for having had parrots before, we still went through a careful vetting process including a home visit.

The only problem I can think of is that there are many birds who really need loving homes. If you have a place in your house and heart for a parrot, macaw or cockatoo who was given up or abandoned or is disabled and needs a friend, please consider contacting Wings of Love.

Also please donate! We do. It's tax-deductible, and sadly, there are so many birds out there who need new homes, they need to expand to meet the need.

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De__2 07/03/2017

Thank you for the encouragement.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These caring individuals truly do this all for the love of these precious birds they rescue and care for .

Donor

Rating: 5

I created about 500 toys (hanging parrot toys, small take-out cartons that contain a shelled nut inside, and other toys for toddlers) and I also donated several tools so other volunteers can create and continue making toys as the parrots need them.
It was my intention to give them the necessary tools so they could use their own creative imaginations to carry on with making toys for the parrots now, and in the future.

parrotoutreach

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

De is very knowledgable in the proper care of parrots. She is attentive to their needs as well as educating other people to their needs. Make an appointment to meet her and the birds and take advantage of her knowledge.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Deanna is a knowledgeable and caring person. She has high standards for her birds and herself. She does rescue right! You can donate and know that your donation is being used in the best manner possible to help the birds in her care.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you so much Pam. I really appreciate your compliments. I respect what you do as well and look forward to hopefully someday being able to see your rescue first-hand. We rescue people need to stick together and learn from each other.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have parrots, and after visiting Wings of Love found myself with another to join my flock. I found the Sanctuary to be very clean and the parrots well cared for. The Haven has high standards for the very thing I find most important, good healthy nutritional food for parrots.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

De and Bird Haven came to my families rescue earlier this year when my sister unfortunately passed away. She had two beautiful African Greys. My sister's husband was in a nursing home due to illness and unable to care of the birds. He also passed away in June. Between the wonderful neighbors and my sisters and I we cared for the birds. Unfortunately we were all traveling across Texas in order to keep this up. I read about De and the Bird Haven Sanctuary and decided to send an email for some guidance on what we could do. De immediately sent me her phone number and said to call her. I did and the birds were picked up and put into very loving hands. I'm so happy to say that both birds have already been adopted out to new owners. I know my sister and her husband are up there smiling knowing their sweet little girls are in loving homes again.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Both birds are doing great in their new homes. I spoke with one adopter yesterday and the other two days ago. Both are doing super.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Kelly , in these pictures is my brother Blake Brookes , Meika and Elmo . We have finally found our love of life ,we now run our own Rescue here in Australia and have never had the personal opportunity to meet the family at Wings of Love Bird Haven Inc . We have followed with great love and dedication to everything they have put forth, an amazing inspiring group who has given people like us to faith and insight to our amazing feathered beings. Our baby's thank you Wings of love Bird Haven Inc , for the magic and the love you have taught us here at Parrots N Perchers xx and will be forever remembered with the lives we save.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you Jamie. We so appreciate all you have done to give Oliver a second chance.

Jamie99

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful place and people! I got my beloved Oliver from them! Very caring and compassionate.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you Jamie. We so appreciate all you have done to give Oliver a second chance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome work helping birds in need. Great to see people who want to help

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you MEC77. We appreaciate your support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found Wings of Love when I fell in love with a Goffins Cockatoo, Elvis. I looked into Wings of Love and knew he was safe and well cared for and would find his Forever Home! De works endlessly making sure they are all well cared for and that the people wanting to adopt are suitable parronts. I help sanctuaries all I can and this group is always my first call.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Ah, yes. The infamous Elvis! Such a character! Yes, he is a hoot and kept us all on our toes in caring for him. He is doing GREAT now in his forever home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello I am a volunteer in the red oak area I have been volunteering at wings if love bird haven since 2010 and also adopted my sun counure from there.they do a amazing job meeting the birds daily needs.they spend a lot of time finding differ t toys for the birds to enjoy and make sure they are adopted into wonderful homes! This rescue is truly wonderful and I am blessed to be able to volunteer here on a weekly basis. Thank you.

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De__2 09/16/2016

We appreciate all that you have done for the Haven and look forward to many more hours of working with you. Your love and care for the birds is contagious. Thank you sweet girl. :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that does awesome work for the birds often times with limited resources.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you for your support both financially and with your time. We appreciate all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings of Love Bird-Haven has been a part of my life since it's inception. No less then 1000 birds have found their way through this facility. Hundreds and hundreds of satisfied bird lovers with real stories to share. If you have a heart for birds, this is the place to invest your volunteer time and financial support.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you. We love helping all bird owners- whether the bird is adopted from us or elsewhere. It is always our goal to make sure the birds get the best care possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings of Love Bird Haven does good work. I have volunteered there for nearly a year and this is a loving place for birds to stay while waiting to be adopted. The people here truly care about and love the parrots that stay there. Not only that, but they know about parrots and give them the best care possible. Prospective families are taught what to expect from parrots because when a parrot goes home, it is supposed to be forever. I am not just saying this to be nice. I believe in the work that is done at The Haven, and if I saw anything I thought was wrong, I would be the first in line to talk about it. My own bird have benefited from the work done at The Haven as I have learned better ways to care for my own personal four feathered friends.

Ruth

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De__2 09/16/2016

We have so much appreciated Ruth's continued support both time-wise and financially. You can tell she really cares for our feathered friends.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anyone Can Give, Even A Parrot!
I consider myself a fortunate parrot. I live with my humans who love me very much. They provide me with nutritious foods, many toys and an enriched environment. Unfortunately, this is not fate of many pet parrots. People often keep parrots without knowing all our needs. Often, we are put in a cage and ignored because we bite or scream for attention. We want to be understood and loved! We are fed an unhealthy diet of seeds. An all seed diet is the equivalent of a human only eating french fries. We need a diet of fresh foods. When people discover we are “too much work”, the wonderful people who work at the Wings of Love Bird Haven come and rescue us. They work tirelessly to give us safe haven and nutritious foods. Best of all they find us a forever home, and educate our new owners about our needs. To do all that is required, takes a lot of money. I give to the WOL out of gratitude. Knowing that I am giving back to those less fortunate than I. This makes me feel blessed and I do so with a happy heart!

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De__2 09/16/2016

Einstein- and your awesome parronts... we so much appreciate you and all you do to help the birds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My support for Wings of Love Bird Haven means life... the life of these beautiful creatures. They come into this world being given wings to fly- yet humans have for the most part taken this away. They are put into small cages, feed a single pelleted morsel with no variance of variety and are given little time for exercise or sunshine. Their cages are not cleaned until they are disgustingly dirty and the only time that is spent with them is when they are wanted to be put “on show”. Then people wonder why they scream, bite, pluck their feathers and mutilate their own bodies.

As a financial supporter of Wings of Love Bird Haven, Inc. I know that my contributions are helping to give many birds a better life. Not only the birds in their care but others around the world as they continue to educate people on the best care possible for these sentinel beings.

One specific donation memory for me was in early 2011 when Wings of Love and another local rescue did a seizure of 40 or 50 birds at one time. There were cockatiels, Quaker, Conure, Amazons, Eclectus and Macaws. These birds were being housed inside a small, filthy and totally pitch black building. They were in terrible condition. One pair of Eclectus was found with over 40 eggs in their nestbox. Of course the birds were in such poor health that there was no way the eggs could be fertile but just the thought of one hen laying that many eggs made me cry.
The female’s name was Angel. This sweet little girl crawled around on her belly- most likely due to calcium deficiency. An Angel she is. Even though life has dealt her a bad situation she has the sweetest disposition. She was adopted into a new home and to this day is being loved on and pampered by her owners. She still crawls on her belly... she still has health problems including heart problems. She still has to have medicine every day. Despite it all... she is an Angel. Her owners live in an Assisted Living Community... she is loved and pampered by the entire community.

Why do I support Wings of Love Bird Haven?
Not only do the funds allow them to keep their doors opened and able to continue taking in these birds that need their care, it also allows them to continue to educate the public as well as other bird owners on the best diet, proper housing requirements, need for sunshine and exercise and proper vet care; things that literally save the lives of these birds over and over again as new owners learn and follow these better guidelines. Their mission... in a nutshell is TRIPLE R-E. This stands for Rescue-Rehabilitation-Re-home and Education.

Wings of Love Bird Haven, Inc. has taken in, rehabilitated and adopted out hundreds of birds over the past 13 years. This coming year, with the help of generous donors they are wanting to do even more. They are currently raising funds to purchase acreage so that even more birds can be helped. As of now birds are being turned away weekly due to lack of space. With my donation, and the donations of like-minded people around the world the Haven will be able to provide more homes and better education for the birds in their care and around the globe. Please go to www.givingtuesday.org and support Wings of Love Bird Haven today. Their website is www.bird-haven.org. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bhrescue.

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