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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 13.5 years old. To date we have placed 100's of birds into new homes and given them a second chance. It is our desire to be able to purchase more land so that we can help even more birds have this opportunity. Currently we do not have enough space and are having to turn birds away. With your help we can get enough money to buy the land we need so that we have enough space for all who need our help.

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.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Ruth62

Volunteer

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

Client Served

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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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.

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Client Served

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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Volunteer

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.