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Parrot Outreach Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Mission Statement: The Parrot Outreach Society is a non-profit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex beings with a life span of up to 80 years. The individual bird’s best interest and well being of the present flock will determine if a parrot is accepted into the organization. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions. In conjunction with Bird Gardens of Naples, our sanctuary mission is to provide a permanent, safe, loving and disease free environment for unadoptable psittacine species. Bird gardens of Naples will provide shelter, medical and rehabilitative care to displaced and unadoptable parrots in a natural environment for those who have failed to thrive in a family setting. Each parrot will be evaluated individually, before placement into sanctuary, for its suitability as a sanctuary resident. Public education will be used to turn uninformed impulse buying opportunities into well informed adoption opportunities in hopes of eradicating the homeless parrot population.

Results: In 2017 we helped over 200 birds and families who needed to relinquish their parrot into our care. Our adoption rate is well above average for our area and surrounding areas. We have completed an expansion into a 5,600 sq ft space from a 2,060 sq ft space. Our capital campaign, Raise the Roof for Parrots is an ongoing campaign to raise funds for purchasing land and/or a building. We are currently at close to $50,000 saved toward that endeavor.

Target demographics: place parrots in need of re-homing.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 200 families who need to relinquish their companion parrot and 120 families who wanted to adopt a parrot.

Geographic areas served: Southwest Florida

Programs: Adoption, intake, education, sanctuary, conservation and fostering.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife is a volunteer at the Parrot Outreach Society (POS). I do occasionally help her, but would not consider myself one of the volunteers. I have been to the center many times as I do like to just go and visit the birds. The birds are all well cared for, but I expect that they would all love to have a home of their own. The POS center is clean and well kept and the volunteers put in a lot of hard work and effort to love and care for all of the birds while they are there. It is hard not to love the birds and want to take them home with you. We are now the proud owners of a Senegal Parrot and we love our new companion. I recommend everyone take the opportunity to visit the Parrot Outreach society and see what a great place it is for themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the owner of an Amazon parrot. In May I read a local news article about the Parrot Outreach Society in Punta Gorda, Florida. I wanted another parrot and thought adoption would be a great way to obtain one. My wife and myself went that evening and picked out a bird. We filled out the paper work and after an investigation was conducted we were given the OK to pick up our Cockatoo.

My first impression of the Parrot Outreach Society was that the birds were extremely well cared for. The cages were clean and all the birds had fresh food and water. I also observed the birds getting personal attention. They were removed by hand from their cages, placed on a perch and allowed to freely walk about.

Now as a volunteer, I see other volunteers, who are dedicated to caring for the birds. Every bird has a name and every volunteer knows their name, The volunteers clean, feed, water and play with the birds daily. They also foster birds and adopt them.

I would highly recommend adopting a Parrot from the Parrot Outreach Society, volunteering, or donating toys, food or money.

Go visit and see for yourself.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We are a 501c3 non-profit, 100% volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of companion parrots. You can visit our birds at our new adoption center located at 1205 Elizabeth St., Suite I, Punta Gorda. We are open to the public Tues-Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-4. We network with other parrot rescues, vets, sanctuaries and animal welfare groups as well as local authorities.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the Parrot Outreach Society a wonderful place for unwanted birds. The birds are very well cared for a loved. The environment was very clean and bird cages were well kept with fresh food and water and fresh fruits and veggies. All birds were very content and well cared for. I would recommend this non profit to anyone looking to place or find a new feathered friend.

3 Melissa163

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited the Parrot Outreach many times and each time blown away with cleanliness of the birds cages and the amount of toys each bird has. The volunteers have great knowledge of not only the breed of each bird but the bird itself. You can feel the love they have for these birds. They never turn a bird away and devote everything to educating the public and find forever safe homes for all the birds in the care. I know when I am ready I will adopt a bird from them but until then I enjoy spending time there learning about the birds from the wonderful volunteers.

3 Danny8

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great place they do wonderfull work. This is my first large bird I had parakeets as a kid. I went to a local breeder to see what they had and loved a baby Mccaw went home to do some research on the internet. That is ware I found The Parrot Outreach Socitey. I filled out my application and got my home inspection. Next I went their to meet the birds they asked me what I wanted and I said I don't know. We talked for a wile and I said the bird will pick me. I met the birds and one Amazon got right on my hand and climed up to my shoulder. He sat their cooed and chirped so cute wile I looked arround at all the other birds but I knew he was it !! Came back the next day to pick him up. What a great bird and they did such a great job taking care of him !! So don't go to a breeder Adopt a bird !!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a conure from the Parrot Outreach Society and I loved the experience. Our bird was kept wonderfully well and was in great health when we got her. I was able to buy everything I needed to take her home and Pam and Dusty are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It's a really fun place to meet a potential new pet as you can socialize with all of them and get to know them. All in all, a wonderful place.

3 Dusty H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering for Parrot Outreach in December of 2012. I progressed from cleaning cages and feeding to socializing birds to fundraising to being the Volunteer Coordinator. I think this is a wonderful organization and it's an asset to South West Florida. There are so many exotic birds that need homes in this area.

The fundraiser that I did was called Pennies for Parrots https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aU388?utm_campaign=new-campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_source=04-2013 . We raised over $2,000 for cages. This was not the biggest fundraiser I've ever done but it was definitely the most impactful for me. I saw every penny (with the exception of PayPal and Fundrazr fees) go right back to the organization to buy cages. I am happy every time I clean poop off of the brand new cages. I'm happy for me and I'm happy for the birds.

As someone new to birds, this has been a very enriching experience for me. I love the organization and I love the birds. I feel lucky every day to be able to help Parrot Outreach Society.