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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

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is a lifesaver - both figuratively and literally. She takes in some of the worst cases of neglect and abuse that I've seen as a 20-year volunteer for a local companion bird rescue myself and nurses them back to health - both physically and emotionally. Bless her and her amazing work!!

Suzi C.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work this charity does -saving birds - is not a part time, fundraiser activity, it is a 24 hour a day mission to feed and care for seriously abused, neglected and sick or injured parrots. The worry, lost sleep, research and most of all love that goes into the efforts of each previous soul is amazing. True heroes!

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that is all about the birds. "This is for the birds" LOL

David M.4

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

The Burge Bird Rescue does incredible work with the rescue birds. Medical care, providing a better envirornment for the birds and educating the public on everything about the avian species.

Donor

Rating: 5

Julie Burge bird recuse one of the best places that takes care of unwanted birds and special birds in medical needs. She give them all the love and attention , be it medical or emotional. That is what she is there for

Christi F.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am consistently following the rescue stories of this amazing care facility! They never fail to amaze me at how much care each and every bird that comes there way.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr Julie and her staff are wonderful, caring people! They take such great care of all their winged patients. Dr Julie also provides an abundance of information for all bird owners/lovers across the country.

Donor

Rating: 5

While I have not had personal dealings with this rescue it is amply apparent that the level of knowledge, care and love that is shown these birds is amazing. There are frankly not enough people like the lady who runs this rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love what they do as a rescue!! Thank you so much!

Peggy S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known of Burge Bird Rescue now for over 3 years. I can tell you that this is one of THE most caring, selfless rescues around. The work they do is beyond reproach and every single bird in their care is loved and cared for as if it were their own. I have donated to them and I am extremely picky about who gets my money and I do my research first. They even go out of their way to help animal victims of disasters in other states, they help rescue more than just exotic birds! They care SOOOOO much about every animal that crosses their paths!

Cindy E.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr Julie is awesome. She works so hard and loves her work.
The birds are truly loved by this amazing avian vet. Thank you for all you do, Dr Julie.

Luke D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr.Julie Burge has always been extremely active in the rescue,care,rehab of not only her own patients,but many countless others that cross her path.
Her patients include everything from ducks to finches,and a few other oddities to keep her on her toes!
She tirelessly works to make sure each and every animal that she sees is provided with a positive outcome or a darn good fighting chance.
We thank her for this in our animal community!!!

Melinda S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Julie Burge when she took time out of business to help birds affected by Katrina. She went to help a lady take care of birds left behind. This lady does so many things to help others. Building a structure to house old breeders and birds no one wants is just amazing.

Sue B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

They do great work for the bird community. I've been following the story of Tank and the work they're doing is just awesome. That sweet bird is getting the help desperately needed thanks to this great group.

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!

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Burge Bird Rescue and will continue to support them because of the tireless work that Dr. Burge does on behalf of birds. She goes out at all times of the day or night to provide rescue and emergency services for birds in need. She lovingly cares for them and restores them to physical and emotional health. She also supports birds through the provision of extensive education regarding birds and bird care to the public utilizing multiple forums and methods. I have rarely seen a rescuer that is as dedicated to animal rescue as Dr. Burge is.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rarely does one get a chance to see any organization that operates with such energy, dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and Integrity as Burge Bird Rescue. Our community is very fortunate to have this wonderful rescue. Please support their incredible work in any way possible.