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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

171 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who work here are extraordinary and do extraordinary things to give the best possible care to rescued birds. They deserve our help and collaboration.

Dawn F.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is wonderful ! I have learned so much from them. They are giving so many bird a new chance on life. Please support this wonderful organization.

Cheryl D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Burger bird rescue and Dr. Burge are the best they are helping Tank the wobbly Macaw trying to save his life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue! They give their heart and soul to the birds that they save.

Patricia Donald M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization that always keeps the birds first.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Rescue is doing amazing work. They really care about giving the best possible care to our feathered friends. They are very knowledgeable, compassionate and understand every feathered friend has different needs. I highly recommend to anyone who is in the position to donate to do so to Burge Bird Rescue. Thank you for everything you do for our feathered friends!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Watching the work and effort they are putting in to save the lives of birds, for example watching the story of Tank I see true love, devotion, and dedication from them! I truly believe that this rescue is one for the books!

Michelle C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is by far one of the most kind and caring individuals I have ever seen. She takes her own personal time and money to care for these beautiful creatures. There is a particular case that I have been following with Dr. Burge and you can simple see and hear all of her emotions through the care she is giving.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great at savings life's loving creatures , very informative take very good care of thier patience just a great organization all all around.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place. They do great things there. Thank you for your dedication.

Dawn P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie is a FANTASTIC vet. The work she does is beyond comparison. She treats every bird like it's her own. On top of that she rescues? Talk about Super woman!!! I will always suggest Dr. Julie for anyone looking for an avian vet or even a new bird to add to their life. Thank You Dr. Burge for all of the great work you do!

Kat E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The amount of love, dedication and compassion that this Rescue shows to feathered companions both great and small is absolutely second to none!! The vast medical knowledge is right there on hand whenever it is needed.
I would not hesitate in recommending Burge Bird Rescue to anyone in need of their help or guidance.
What an amazing organisation!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This lady works 70 hours a week and takes on the most difficult cases in her rescue to rehome initiative,a truly loving and giving professional

Patricia H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing the dedication they have towards caring for their birdie patients. Dr. Burge is extremely knowledgeable on avian medicine.

David M.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Very caring and compassionate organization that is about doing all they can to help

Pat F.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm an aviculturis, I know the hard work it takes to save a sick bird. These folks are truly trying to make a difference.

Karen H.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Julie is a most amazing vet. She gives it a 100% and then some. Her speciality is with birds, particularly parrots. She uses every opportunity to educate parrot owners to help them know the things to watch for. Her Bird Rescue takes in many birds and no matter how sick she does absolutely everything possible to save them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a kind dedicated Doctor! I cannot imagine how difficult her job is , Birds aren’t alway easy patients to work with, yet she does it with such compassion!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A compassionate caring and devoted rescue. I really appreciate all they do.

Ary K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love, love, love this rescue. Julie is so informative and from her busy schedule she still finds time to share her experience. I have sent people to her several times regarding birds and what to do. I am so happy there are people out there like her and her team fighting the good fight. Carry on!