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APR All Parrot Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of APR founders is: ~To inform and educate on proper nutrition, enrichment, overall care and behavior for all species of parrot. ~To provide a reliable network for reference on behavior, diet and safety. ~To remove birds from less than satisfactory living conditions and provide an adjustment period along with medical assessment/care, trust restoration, behavioral correction and nutritional adjustment. ~To place healthy parrots in stable, forever homes and within an environment most suitable for each bird. ~To assist in every way possible other rescues and sanctuaries that share our mission.

Results: We have re-homed Over 600 parrots into good loving homes since 2012 . we are currently needing to winter our GEO dome

Target demographics: The parrots in Crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: since 2012 600 parrots in homes

Geographic areas served: The shelter located in Graham,WA

Programs: Our mission has evolved since establishment. In the beginning, our organization consisted of few feathered friends with the primary goal of finding them loving forever homes. Within a short time it became apparent the need of forever homes was overwhelming. Parrots were coming to us with evidence of neglect and abuse. Calls were coming in from agencies that were not prepared, nor willing, to care for these animals. Finding forever homes was no longer the highest priority. For us, it still isn't. Too many questions arose over the process. Why so many? Why so many neglected and abused? The sick. The thrown away. How can this happen? While seeking answers to these questions, our mission became clear: education on behavior and care has become among our highest priority. The need or desire to re-home is often due to lack of patience and knowledge to understand the needs of your companion.

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Pam G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Arnie and Olive from APR a year and a half ago. They had been together for 10 years when their owner became very ill and was hospitalized. APR stepped up to help them, and wanted to keep them together. They were a perfect fit for us, and we couldn't love them more. They are family, and we have APR to thank for bringing them into our life.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

APR is doing everything I wish I could do to educate people about the care and well being of having a companion bird. One area of their rescue is with handicap birds. They are the first rescue that exposed this side of rescues to me. They truly show the public not to shy away from these precious lovelies but to accept. Thank you APR!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered birds for All Parrot Rescue for nine months now. This has been an amazing and rewarding experience for my young daughter and me. Every bird we have cared for has a different set of challenges for us to help them overcome. My daughter and I love it because we are learning so much, and helping them on their journey to their forever home. Saying goodbye is always hard, but without foster care, these birds may never be adopted, and because of the hard work APR does, we know that the homes these birds go to are the best possible placement for them. Because of APR, my daughter is learning how to train and transform animals into great pets, and the skills that she's learning (patience, perseverance, etc.) are ones that will serve her well throughout her life, and not just with animals.

APR is an incredible organization, and I am continuously blown away by the owner of this rescue. She treats each bird with love and compassion, bringing her lifelong expertise to find appropriate homes for them. She has a tremendous heart, and it shows in everything she does, from intake to adoption. She provides support to those who foster and adopt the birds in her care throughout the life of the bird, and beyond. She is truly a beautiful example of what it means to be a "pet guardian", and works tirelessly to advocate for her rescues.

I am blessed to be a part of the All Parrot Rescue family, and am grateful for this wonderful rescue!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Brewers through another parrot sister and I have been blessed to call these folks family. Our Max was placed with us through a network of love and care. We continued to learn and grow through the teachings and are now volunteers. The network of advocates that the Brewers know is so strong and makes such an immense impact in the world of avian rescue. We adopted Max and then continued to step forward to be a long term sanctuary for a pair of bonded macaws (Buddy and Ella) Their mission is clear, educate and advocate. Where others may see hopeless, they see hope. They have places so many with good loving homes and continue to move forward with a mission of giving love and hope to the discarded companion parrots. All animals are precious but with their long life span, deep emotional intelligence and ability to form such complex bonds parrots are one of the creature that are in dire need of more heroes like APR. They continue through fatique and through adversity to do what they can to continue helping.

2 Robin D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I personally have not adopted a parrot from APR,, but I have watched in the background of several Parrot rescues,, what I have come to know is that the Brewers are not just a rescue,,, they are a place where displaced and hurt (physically and mentally) parrots can come to be healed and loved unconditionally and learn to love and trust again. they are tireless and work so very hard to make every parrot feel as if they are the only one and so important. I contacted Sonya to see if My parrot could end up with them if something happens to me, I have been so concerned about what would happen to my baby after I am gone,, I now am confident in knowing he will be very well cared for and loved unconditionally.. My heart is now content,

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

APR run by the Brewers, goes out of their way to help and take in sick, handicapped and unwanted birds at an alarming rate. They get them fully vetted, rehabbed, show them love and how to trust again. This sometimes takes months-even years for these babies. We have adopted 2 birds directly from them, one beaten so badly, she is blind in one eye, unable to fly and walks on the side of her talon...cannot be in a cage and is deathly afraid of brooms, we figure she was beaten with one...Sonya and Steve earned this birds love and trusted us to give her a good loving home....we were so honored... Sonya networked another into our home when unexpected circumstances fell upon the other parronts. They do not just adopt these birds to just anyone, they make sure you are a perfect fit, educate you on do's and don'ts, and continue to reach out to these babies-years after they have been adopted...stay updated on their health and welfare-and genuinely care about these babies. Can't think of a more deserving non-profit organization.

2 Rita R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sonya and Steve truly love the job they do. They put everything they have into caring for the birds in their care.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so glad I was given the opportunity to adopt and foster through APR, they support you and are full of information. They have big hearts and take in as many birds as possible. I highly recommend them to anyone, whether it is to help with the birds or donate to help with the full house of birds they have. Kind, gentle, knowledgeable and loving people.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

The Brewers are totally dedicated to the care and placement of parrots. They educate as well. The parrots there receive more than abundant enrichment and healthy food. They seldom see the inside of a cage.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found APR while looking for help and answers about birds born with splayed legs for a friend who was given a cocktail with splay legs. They where very helpful. I started watching, not saying anything.about 6 months later they where going to have an auction to help with the food andVet bills. So I made and sent a small quilt and was happy it sold well.
I have watched many birds come into the rescue, most needing help in some way, better diet, overcoming fear of humans,or, needing emergency Vet care. And at APR they get that and more.
I am proud to be associated with Sonya and Steve Brewer, they alwys put the birds first. Leaving their egos at the door. They both can be found, on any given day, cleaning cages and mopping floors or interviewing prospective adopters. The rescue is in their own home and the love they have for these birds shows in many ways. Birds that when they first come in are huddled in the corner of their cages and slowly come out and start to become the loving and beautiful bird they where ment to be... the transformations are wonderful to watch. When there are adoptions we all rejoice that the "Baby" has found its forever home, and we look forward to the updates of all of the adopted birds.
I will continue to help when I can for as long as I can.

5 Jeff P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sonya is a master at matching parrots with owners. I mean truly gifted. I lost my conure end of September 2018. It was devastating. he was my best friend. I looked around at some out of state adoptions, but their rules were to onerous... I happened to stumble upon APR. I wasnt necessarily looking to get another conure, but she had a few, as well as some other birds. I didnt understand till then, what it meant to be chosen by a parrot, as we'd bought our parrots, and sort of inherited a couple. Also APR was just a few miles from my house. I went there, met a few wonderful birds, and in the end there were 3 conures that had recently come in. She said open the cage, they'll just fly about. I opened the cage, 2 flew out one didnt. Then she flew out swooped around, and landed on top of the cage checking me out. After some coaxing, ashe finally perched for a moment, and few away again. This happened a couple of times, and then she landed on my shoulder, and that was it. She decided I was the one. As I was leaving, Sonya joked, she said "If I open this curtain, how much you wanna bet shes there staring at you". Sure enough she opened the curtain, and there was Joy looking at me with this "where are you going look"! I adopted her and picked her up that night. We've been best friends ever since. Since then I've become a part of APR private facebook page. What many dont realize, is the labor love her and steve have for the parrots in her care. They love all those birds as their own. They also make sure the bird and person are a good match. If you ever become unable to care for the bird, they will take the bird back for care. Since then Joy and I are besties. Since that time, I took my wife down there, as she lost her best friend (an African Grey) around 3 years ago. She just couldnt really see gettign anotehr Grey. we'd had him 16 years. So with trepidation, took my wife there finally (she resisted for a time). I think she met one or 2 other birds, and then Sonya said "hey, I want you to meet this one bird". An African grey. It was immediate, it was instant. They were best friends. We took him home shortly, actually think right after that.
Now my wife has a new best friends and they are almost inseparable.

Thank you Sonya for everything you've done for us, and what you do for the birds in your care.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello I live in the UK and found APR a year ago. They provide so much information to the community to help support your bird. These hard working people are providing a healthy and caring environment for the birds and match the right birds to the right people for successful adoptions. I would love them to be funded for more hard work for the birds that fall their way.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so happy to find APR is my neighbor after seeing them on Animal Cribs. I met Sonya and was so impressed with her tireless effort and dedication to making these discarded parrots lives better. I adopted a 23 yr old Conure from her. She let me spend time with the birds and was so right when she said they pick you. This rescue is a wonderful place for these birds and receive the best of care.

4 Debby J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I,ve known APR for some time now, the work and caring for all those babys is a labor of love they try so hard to fine homes, they do not just say ok here is a bird they make dam sure the bird likes and is a good fit, Ive known APR will say no at time toos, I myself have 5 APR babys
And this is Mealy, my Diva, she gone now but still is the heart and soul of APR

6 Christine W.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The care, love and compassion shown to these birds is like nothing I've ever seen. These people work tirelessly to care for and rehabilitate birds that normally would not stand a chance. Jackie O was adopted from here. We love APR!!!

6 Paula B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a treasured parrot that hated my husband and would viscously attack him. Desperate for help, APR was able to help me rehome my bird without making me feel worse than I already did. They were kind and supportive of me and I am forever (and lovingly) in their debt. They are also a wonderful source of information and have made me a better parrot owner to my other parrot. I support them anyway I can.

5 Lynette K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

APR not only helps find homes for parrots in need, but as an adoptor has continued to support me with education about the best diet and care for my birds. Top notch people create a village of caring and knowledge.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two birds from All Parrot Rescue. We love the work they do and the parrots we rescued became our family just like the All Parrot Rescue family did.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

ALL Parrot Rescue tends to the broken and mends then finds them loving homes