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Wings of Love Bird Haven Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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 14.5 years old. To date we have placed 100's of birds into new homes and given them a second chance. We have recently purchased 10 acres of land so that we can help even more birds have this opportunity. With this new property we can not only take in more adoptable birds at a time but can also provide a forever home for ones that are unadoptable due to health or aggression issues With your help we can get enough money to put a new building and aviaries on our new property.

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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74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful parrot rescue that we support wholeheartedly with our time and money. We have adopted four birds from Wings of Love: Baby the Goffin's cockatoo and Tessa the Meyer's parrot (both sweet, funny and adorable) and Roger the Patagonian conure and Chester the Eclectus (both from sad backgrounds, shy and totally plucked, but they now have a loving home where they finally feel secure and wanted.)

De and the volunteers work very hard to take care of these beautiful, intelligent creatures and are incredibly conscientious about making sure they get homes that are willing and capable of giving them the best of care. But food and vet bills are great, and they need money for expansion to help the birds on waiting lists for a space in the shelter so they can find a new forever home. Baby, Tessa, Roger and Chester speak for us and all their former shelter mates in asking you to please join us in supporting Wings of Love. And if you can, please give a parrot a home! The parrots all say, "Thank you!"

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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

Wings of Love Bird Haven is simply a blessing for both the birds and the adopters. I love my Sweet Thing U2 more than I could have ever imagined and thank the Haven for taking such great care of so many birds in need.

Megan Lovejoy L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

De is wonderful. Loving and caring. The birds at this facility are so well cared for, fed an amazing diet, given sunshine and foraging and toys. Fantastic rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wings of Love Bird Haven matched us with our beloved Goffins cockatoo, Elvis! De was so helpful through the adoption process. She is truly passionate about finding the perfect home for every bird she cares for. I couldn’t imagine life without my Elvis now!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wings of Love Bird Haven is a much needed sanctuary for parrots of all kinds. De has given not just her time, which is VERY knowledgeable and professional, but also her heart to these fortunate birds. She does not cut corners, but gives her all in rehabilitating abused and homeless birds, as well as training and vetting potential owners. She stresses that the birds are intelligent, demanding and long lived, so ownership goes only to committed caring people who will interact with and treat these deserving birds as family. A win/win situation. HURRAY & KUDOS to Wings of Love Bird Haven!!!

Melanie Fleeman J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings of love bird haven is an amazing place for homeless birds! The care they receive is top notch! You can tell how much love the birds receive by the time and detail to care that Dee gives these animals! A top notch place to find your forever pet bird!

Elaine K.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing caring loving place for birds while they find their home. De's commitment is above and beyond anything I've seen at any rescue. First and foremost it's about the birds. Can't say enough good things about De. She is the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The amazing Love and Care that the staff give to every bird there is beyond belief..I have never seen a better run Rescue in my life.. what loving.caring.giving people..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wings of Love rescues and cares for parrots that need new homes. Parrots are highly intelligent, strongly emotional, wild animals that require a lot of nurture and care to be kept as pets. They are a huge commitment, which is very rewarding if done right. Often, people buy parrots, not knowing what they are getting into and can end up with a bird that is failing to thrive. Dee and her board of directors and volunteers have a mission to care for these animals and find them new homes with careful consideration of the new potential parrot owner. I had to surrender my precious parrot after a divorce and family changes. It has been very hard because a parrot is very special. Not a day goes by that I don't grieve giving up my friend. The only people I could have given him to was Dee and Wings of Love. I trust Dee and Wings of Love to care well for him and wisely screen anyone who might want to adopt him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family's first visit , we met Pee Wee, we couldn t resist taking her home ! The Haven was full of well kept birds, clean cages with outstanding food and care! I recomnend adopting a friend from them.

lauralriggs

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place to visit and adopt a parrot, I have had my second hand bird 5 years, couldn't love her more! Staff is friendly and dedicated.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Wings of Love Bird Haven is for the birds. No, REALLY! Everything that happens here is centered around what will be best for the birds, from what food to feed or adjust, to cage sizes, to what toys each one likes, to who likes their cage next to who else :) . Each bird has the best physical care we can provide, vet care when needed, as well as individual attention from admiring volunteers, from a weekly trainer, and from De herself. Each bird also benefits from the education, vetting, and "hand-holding" that each new owner receives, which greatly enhances the potential success of each adoption becoming that bird's Forever Home.

I've learned so much in the 9 years I've worked with De that my original Goffin's cockatoo is better off, not to mention the 2 Umbrella cockatoos I fell in love with at the Haven, who had to be adopted together as a pair.

Whether you are considering adopting, donating, or volunteering, all the birdies (and their caretakers!) will be grateful. What you may think of as an insignificant donation is significant to us! It can be pooled with others for all the general things a rescue needs: food, utilities, vet care, the development of our expanded location. We do this work for love, but those things still cost money! If you can't adopt at the moment, we have quite a few volunteers who get their "bird fix" at our monthly Volunteer Work Day. De is always willing to answer any questions, and all the rest of us love to "talk birds!"

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best rescue in Tx! They go above and beyond with all aspects of husbandry for the parrots - amazing large CLEAN cages, amazing diet, many toys & perches, training, and a very detailed adoption process to make sure these birds get a forever home!

Amber Gallo

Barbara Morris H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have experience as a laboratory animal caretaker IV for 2 years before I went off to college and dated our vet of the animals. This experience led me in retirement to apply for a job with Wings of love almost a year ago. They are so carefull of germs and disease. The cages are kept as clean as a bird cage can be kept. They keep activities in their cages, work with the birds to help get them adopted, and screen carefully those whom are adopting.
I am amazed at the selfless dedication of De who began this. It seems she is almost doing for the birds 24/7. I is so great she also has so great volunteers and others to help. They all know what a great job she has done and the direction they are going with the new building/property for the birds that will hopefully be open soon.
I would love to have one of the lovely birds myself but my 4 dogs would bark them up the wall!
BJ HAYLE

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Artem R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings of love does so much for parrots in need. I was lucky enough to volunteer at the bird haven. It was a blast and was so great to interact with these beautiful birds!

LaVella R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings Of Love does so much for parrots that have lost their homes. They are given the very best care, including a fabulous diet, superb cleanliness(which is hard to maintain with so many large birds!), and excellent medical care. Wings Of Love is also very good about educating current and future bird owners, which leads to greater success as a bird owner.

Walter C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

wings of love is a great place birds are very well taken care of fac.are top notch met 2 birds i adopted there mojo . and sony dee works with the birds every day ,from the time she frist started with small birds to what she has now...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Chris W.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Gina R.2

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 Scott G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Samantha Elizabeth

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Morgan B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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

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.

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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.

Kelly216

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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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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Donor

Rating: 5

Bird Haven is amazing! They have rescued so many parrots, are always careful to quarantine the new birds and go the extra mile for each bird. De, the director, has a unique talent with parrots and works hard to help those birds with behavior problems. She truly cares about the birds and provides them individual attention every day. Adopting parents are screened carefully to ensure they are a good match with the parrot and will provide the parrot with a loving home. I HIGHLY recommend this charity!

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you so much for your continued support. We can't do it without the help of our supporters.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bird Haven is dedicated not only to rescuing parrots and finding them loving homes, but also to educating parrot owners on training their birds. De is excellent at helping troubled birds overcome their issues. She truly loves all the birds that come through the center and helps to find them a great forever home where they will be loved and cared for.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you for your continued support.

1 Angela28

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Rating: 5

In Dec. 2010 I inquired about adopting an Africian grey. Well as it happened De had a rescue of a "package deal" I was like huh me I could never own a Macaw! The deal was these two birds ha to stay togetther it was and african grey AND a catalina macaw! I fostered them for a short period and then decided I could bar to let them go. So we fully adopted them. De was a great help with the ins and outs of keeping these birds safe in an enviroment that these BEAUTIFUL animals deserve!

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De__2 09/16/2016

How well I remember this situation. Angela stepped right up and took the bull by the horns and just "did it". So happy we have such wonderful volunteers, adopters and supporters.

1 Sharon23

Client Served

Rating: 5

I called to inquire about rescuing a parakeet and spent time talking with De. She asked me questions that helped not only her but myself realize how open I was to adopting a parrot. She introduced me to Taz, a nine year old quaker parrot who has brought such a joy to my household. I feel so thankful that De made such a wonderful match. She is a very gifted and caring individual. The bird world is lucky to have her.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you Sharon. We appreciate your support.

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Rating: 5

Wings of Love is well organized, dedicated, educational and commited to caring for the birds that it takes in. Dee is truly an amazing human being. She works tirelessley and is so comitted to the health and welfare of the birds she takes in and allows to be adopted from the rescue. I've adopted two parrots from this organization and just can't say enough good things.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you Inga. We so appreciate all you've done to help us out. Yes, not only financially but as a birdy mom to our feathered friends.

1 George H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We were part of your, rescue two years ago. We decided to keep
our little Timnah Gray [Sammi] after rescue.

De, you are a wonderful Bird Lover! Thank You for your efforts!
You are welcome to Austin Parrots Society anytime you come
to Austin!

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De__2 09/16/2016

Although George is not with us anymore I will say that he stepped in in a big way when duty called. We had a situation of several birds coming in all at one time and didn't have room for them all. He not only PAID FOR the rental of the trailer to transfer them but he also took in one of the birds so that we could find a place for them all. He and his wife Carole also helped us in other ways financially.

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Rating: 5

WINGS OF LOVE is a necessity due to the misfortune of these birds, through no fault of their own. Most people do not think about the fact that many of these birds outlive dogs many times over. De has the perfect temperment, personality, and outlook for this important work. I am very thankful this organization exists and hope that the need for it will decrease at some point in the future. Until then, I encourage anyone who can help with support in any way, will do so as soon as possible.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Jeff helped us with some of the repairs around the Haven. Even in the scorching heat he was willing to continue working. He also did a foster for us. Thank you Jeff. We lost touch for a while but I'm glad to know where you are again. :) Still in Texas anyway.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About two years ago I had to leave Dallas for professional reasons. We were the happy owners of a wonderful black headed Caique, called Ravi. Our new journey would take us to the Hawaiian Island of Maui, while filling out paperwork for our two dogs Lola and Kasimir and our cockatiel Pancho, we soon realized that Ravi was on the not allowed avian list. This was a shock to us. My husband had already signed the contract for his new job and saved guaranteed his position for the next two years.
We were very sad and frustrated, we did not know what to do. I tried to call the Dallas Zoo, the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Aquarium and inquire about options to donate Ravi. I am from Europe, I had some friends in Dallas, but mostly dog lovers without any avian experience.
DeAnn from Bird Haven was the only one able and willing to help. She arranged a board meeting, Ravi's case was discussed and shortly before I left I was able to foster him at her avian sanctuary. By now he was successfully adopted out and so she tells me, loves his new parents. It is still heart breaking for me, but I should have his happiness in mind. I just hope one day, I can see him again and let him know that I love him.

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De__2 09/16/2016

This was indeed a great story with a happy ending. We normally don't even do foster care but since this family were going to be gone so long we agreed to keep their bird. They willingly paid for the bloodwork required and a monthly fee to keep the bird here. After two years of them being gone we decided it was best to provide a permanent home. Once of our volunteers at the time fell in love with Ravi. Ravi is still with them today and doing super. In fact- Ravi has been featured on some of our website and facebook pages.

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Rating: 5

Earlier this year I adopted Sonny and Cher through Wings of Love Bird Haven. De walked me through becoming educated BEFORE I went to pick up my babies. She worked to make sure that I was making an educated decision to make the transition not just good for the babies, but also for my family. I had the chance to meet De and think that she is an amazing woman who works very hard for the birds.
If I lived closer I would so be there to lend a hand to her.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Lisa. We do appreciate you taking these two girls and giving them a new life. And look what this started. :) YOU are now the leader of your very own rescue. I'm so glad to know that you are helping others now in this same way.

1 Cyn D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic group to work with. It is all about what is best for the birds. From starting in Quarantine, to daily diet, to finding the perfect home.

I have worked with them to get the word out in the Avian Community for almost two years now. From setting up cage donations to fund raising when possible De does it all for the birds. And she makes the little bit of money go a very long way.

Wings of Love Bird Haven is a wonderful resource for both birds and people.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Cyn D. was a great help to us in many different ways. She donated tons of ready-made toys to us as well as helped us with different fundraising efforts. Cyn is no longer with us and we do miss her alot. The entire bird community is less fortunate with her absence.

1 Feathers&Furpetservices

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WOL is a dedicated & organized parrot rescue. Wings of Love has demonstrated great care to all parrots entering their rescue as well as detailed and careful adoptive pet parent selection. All the birds are fed homemade diets that include bird mash (recipe is on their website) sprouts, dried fruits & veggies as well as appropriate seeds and nuts. They strive to use all organic food & green, parrot friendly cleaning supplies. Their website is packed with helpful information for any parrot owners or person considering a parrot as a mew family member. Parrot adoption is a huge commitment due to the life span of the Parrots, in depth feeding requirements, exercise, socialization & physical care such as nail & beak trimming, birdbath, & required sun exposure.

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De__2 09/16/2016

You have helped us in so many ways. As a former boardmember you were active in all or our different events. It is good to know that I can still always count on you to help out in a time of need.

1 Lauren2345

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wings of Love is an amazing nonprofit run by a terrific and caring person. De has a way with birds, and it shows through they're development and recovery at the Haven. I wish I had more resources to show my support for Wings of Love; it definitely deserves it!

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De__2 09/16/2016

Thank you Lauren. We are very grateful for your support.

1 Annette P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

De Waggoner, who founded and runs Wings of Love Bird Haven, is one of the most dedicated and caring people I know! She is a tireless advocate for parrots and continually goes above and beyond in her efforts to feed, protect and find new forever homes for her feathered charges! Despite the financial challenges facing Wings of Love and indeed, all animal rescues, De cultivates a dedicated group of sponsors and volunteers who together help her provide a healthy and happy environment for the parrots in her care. She was recently called upon to take charge of 20 + parrots rescued from two hoarding situations, one in Texas and another in Tennessee. I enjoy volunteering for Wings of Love and plan to escalate my commitment to the group when my last child leaves for college next year.

Annette Pipes

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De__2 09/16/2016

Annette - thank you for your support. You have helped us financially and at various events and we are very grateful for your support.

1 Einsteinparrot

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wings of Love bird Haven is an organization committed to the welfare of all birds that enter their doors. The birds are very well cared for. Cages are kept clean, they get a fresh diet of wholesome foods as well as lots of attention. De and her staff work to make sure that the Haven is a safe place until the birds can find forever homes. It has been my privilege to work with De at parrot training seminar and raise funds for the Haven. The Haven is a place of Love and Compassion as well as a refuge for un-homed parrots.

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De__2 09/16/2016

Ms. Einstein and her parronts have been a god-send to the Haven. They have helped us financially as well as in volunteer efforts. They even went on TV with us to share about the Haven on Good Morning Texas earlier this year. Thank you Einstein and parronts.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am truly honored to be a member of the board for Wings of Love. I have learned so much from De and she has made me a better birdie mom. I respect the amount of effort put into providing each bird with the best possible diet and environment. Not many bird rescues will go to the work of all the fresh, organic fresh foods and sprouts. I have also met so many great people through my role with WOL, it has been a rewarding experience.

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De__2 09/16/2016

As a volunteer and board member you have been a great asset to the haven. Even though you are no longer a board member due to other responsibilities we know we can always count on you to help in time of need.

1 Lauren234

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to do a two week 'internship' at Wings of Love. De was very nice, welcoming, and she taught me a lot about the birds. Wings of Love is completely dedicated to the welfare of their birds. No matter how full they are, De makes sure that each and every one gets their needs fully met. I think it is a great nonprofit and that they are making a difference. After my first intership was over, I came back a year later- so that must say something. If you are to adopt a bird from there, rest assured that they will be completely honest and upfront about all they know, and that they will have given it the greatest care while it was in their posession.

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De__2 09/16/2016

We indeed were the lucky ones Lauren. You were such a help to us (two summers in a row). You worked tirelessly to help in any way we needed your help. I know you will make an awesome vet tech.