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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: Our mission is to take in unwanted pet birds, provide them with veterinary care, and keep them as long as necessary to find them forever homes. We never turn away a bird with medical issues, and we accept wild birds like pigeons that are not taken in by any other facility in our area. In addition, we deploy to help the animal victims of disasters like the Joplin tornado, hoarding situations, and birds that have escaped and are flying loose.

Results: In March 2012 we opened our new Rescue Room thanks to a grant from Pepsi and the donations of hundreds of our supporters. This is the only faciltiy in the Kansas City area devoted to housing rescued birds while they await adoption. Our intake doubled, and in 2013 we helped 312 birds, up from an average of 150 per year in previous years.

Target demographics: unwanted or abandoned pet birds

Direct beneficiaries per year: 312 pet birds

Geographic areas served: the Missouri and Kansas area

Programs: any necessary medical and surgical care, rescue of escaped birds, and adoption services for birds that are ready for new homes.

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cindy177

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge knows birds! We took her my daughters parrot for a checkup along with trimming of wings, nails & beak. She took such great care of Charco. We will not go anywhere else.

1 Heartland quilter

Donor

Rating: 5

We have gotten 5 members of our flock from Burge Bird Rescue. Such a great organization! They are ethical, humane and helpful. Four of our birds have had medical or special needs issues but we received enough help and guidance to make their care "no big deal" and we've loved them all. I highly recommend donating to Burge Bird Rescue- we do regularly and know our dollars go right where we intend- to the birds!

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted a total of 5 birds from Burge Bird Rescue. Four of them have/had complex medical issues and need/needed special care. These birds would have been left to die by regular rescues but their lives were saved by Dr. Burge and then she waited for the right "forever home" for them. She taught us everything we needed to know to give them excellent care. When we moved to Texas and found a new veterinarian for our flock, our new veterinarian could not believe we have two birds missing upper beaks. He had never seen that before and could not praise Dr. Burge's work enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my cockatiel to Burge Bird Rescue after I found a growth on her. Not many veterinarians deal with birds in this area, yet alone do surgery on birds. The staff was wonderful and Dr Burge was extremely knowledgeable and just great. She fixed my baby up and I was able to take her home soon after.
The work she does for this community is much needed: the rescue, the avian veterinary services, as well as the continuous education and awareness they provide. Burge Bird Rescue is a gem in Kansas City.

1 Kim_227

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Julie Burge is a wonderful vet and heads Burge Bird Rescue. She assisted us (Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue) in a court case that she had to testify on our behalf about exotic birds and their care. Her knowledge in this field, helped us win our court case. We have also worked with her rescue in re homing exotic birds that she needed to place. In both cases, she was very professional and went out of her way to make sure that the birds were well taken care of. This rescue is one we will work with in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Burd Rescue does tremendous work rescuing exotic and domestic birds, alike. They go out of their way to help those that others won't, even taking a little boat out to local lakes to rescue the "Easter" ducks set loose by misguided humans. Thank you, Dr. Julie Burge and Burge Burd Rescue!

1 Mary443

Client Served

Rating: 5

A remarkable group of people who give so much for the Birds we love. Here is our sweet boy that we adopted from Burge Bird Rescue. Thank you.

1 Tina104

Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Bird has been there for me several times as an avian vet, both with an appointment and in an emergency. I travel about 30 miles to see her because she not only knows what she's doing, but truly cares. She does outstanding volunteer work in the community and is the only avian vet in the area.

1 Rob_56

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a top of the line organization . I adopted a conure from them they provide the highest quality service at such a reasonably price . This is why they can always use more donation they truly put back everything back in to help there rescue . Please please help all you can

1 Cheri E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Julie and her staff are wonderful, caring and compassionate, she has been taking care of our African grey for years and always makes time for our questions and concerns

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working as a volunteer, I saw the love and care that went into every abandoned bird or bird who lost their family through sickness or death. From vet care to being in a safe place to finding the bird a forever home, the staff and volunteers work with love to give the birds what they need. Dr. Burge and Nurse Julie provide great care to the birdie patients and work to keep care affordable because keeping birds healthy is what is important.