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Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, Ltd.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: The Oasis Sanctuary is a Rescue and Retirement facility for exotic birds, predominantly CITES I and II endangered birds. We offer birds a stable and loving home for the duration of their natural lives. We do not sell or breed birds. We do not offer birds for adoption. Many of The Oasis birds come from other rehabilitation and/or adoption programs where qualified personnel determined it was not in the bird's best interets to be placed in private homes. Some of our birds have "special needs", are physically handicapped or challenged requiring unique living or feeding situations. Several have been bounced from home to home, often being physically and/or emotionally abused and have simply become too fearful of people to be companions to people any longer. A number of The Oasis birds are "retired" breeders, or other birds originally imported for production purposes, which, due to age, infirmity or temperament often would be facing euthanasia. Because many of our birds are not interested in or are incapable of human interaction, they are housed with the same or similar, compatible species in non-breeding pairs or small flocks in large outdoor flights.

Programs: Provide permanent sanctuary, placement, and care to companion birds for whom no other options exist. We currently care for 800 parrots.

Community Stories

127 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization, full of compassion for these lovely creatures in their time of need.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Most places are about cats and dogs. The Oasis Sanctuary helps parrots that need a place to live out their lives in peace. The Oasis is run by dedicated hard working people. I donate money to them when I am able. I wish I could help them more. This is a wonderful organization hands down.

1 edkane

Donor

Rating: 5

The Oasis Sanctuary in Benson, Arizona is the largest life-care sanctuary for parrots in the US. We have been financial supporters of The Oasis Sanctuary since 2008. We have made several visits to the sanctuary and were impressed by the scope of the operation and the dedication of the staff and director. The Oasis Sanctuary, like many similar organizations, is coping with rising costs of animal care combined with uncertainty of donor support. This sanctuary is quite worthy of your financial support. I would encourage anyone who cares about exotic birds to support The Oasis Sanctuary via their website: www.the-oasis.org

1 Patricia49

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to the Oasis Sanctuary periodically because I live with 2 parrots that are 19 and 17 years old and greatly appreciate the dedication of the volunteers that work there. I wish I lived closer and could help as well. There are so many birds needing a place to go since their caregivers are in the "boomer" generation and becoming unable to continue caring for them. I am grateful for the Oasis and will continue being a donor but they need more help as there are so many parrots on the waiting list. Thanks for all you do!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Several years ago, I was able to rescue 2 yellow napes and an african grey from a person who was hoarding animals. They were taken to The Oasis and lovingly taken in. Now their lives are spent in clean housing, with plenty of fresh food, sunlight and love. I am forever grateful to the wonderful staff at The Oasis for their dedication to our feathered friends.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As a parrot owner, I became interested in the work of the Oasis. I became a donor and received their DVD. The stories were so moving that it brought me to tears, and I have been a supporter since. When my husband passed away recently, he designated Oasis to receive gifts in lieu of flowers, as a way of helping this special organization. With a lifespan that can equal or exceed that of humans, parrots are often left homeless. These amazing creatures actually think, form attachments, and process information much like human children, so the loss of their companions can be devastating. Oasis takes them in, as well as birds rescued from horrible situations of neglect and abuse. Now they have a waiting list, due only to lack of funds. I fully support their work and their future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with Oasis Sanctuary that sometimes i wish I was a bird under their care. I have had parrots for over 20 years, and I wish I could provide the same quality of care Oasis provides. They are truely a wonderful sanctuary, and deserve all the support possible.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for many years. They work tirelessly to care for parrots that have no other options. If you share your life with a parrot, you understand the need for outstanding sanctuaries, such as the Oasis, for these special creatures!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to The Oasis Sanctuary for several years because The Oasis goes to great lengths to care for companion and abandoned parrots who have no other options. I am impressed with the caring attitude of all the personnel towards all the birds, especially the ones that have suffered in the past, and the attention paid to their individual needs. These people genuinely care for and love the birds in their care. I have no hesitation in recommending the Oasis Sanctuary Foundation Ltd. as a great non-profit organization.

1 Marsha G.

Donor

Rating: 5

It wasn't until I visited the Oasis that the full reality hit me. The task of caring for these intelligent birds is large and costly and never stops. The number of birds needing homes continues to climb because people make short-sighted decisions in buying them. The Oasis and staff are tops!!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

You will not find a more caring, dedicated bunch of people who work tirelessly to care for these birds. I only wish I could do so much more for them. I have met some of the volunteers who look after these magnificent creatures, and can't wait for the opportunity to visit the sanctuary,

1 Joanne18

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to the Oasis Sanctuary Foundaton for a number of years and for good reason. These people genuinely care for and love the birds in their care and go to great lenghts to see that they are well cared for and that their every need is met. I had the pleasure of meeting Sybil Leonard a few years ago when she came to the Las Vegas Pet Expo and there was no doubt in my mind that she is completely devoted to these birds as is the entire staff and volunteers who work there. I would have no hesitation to recommend The Oasis Sanctuary to anyone who finds themselves in the sad situation of having to give up their precious birds, as you can rest assured that your babies will be cared for, loved, and happy with the wonderful people of the Oasis Sanctuary. A more worthy organization I can't think of!

1 Scarlet F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a donor for over ten years. I've watched this organization grow from small space to a larger location supporting feathered individuals in the hundreds. They view themselves as a retirement facility for parrots who can not be rehomed. A philosophy that keeps them educating parrot owners to find a forever home or stay in their existing place (that becomes a much better place for parrot(s) and family).I gave them 5 stars because of the their ability to find great volunteers, keep up with the parrots on site and help homeowners do what is best with their own parrots.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I met founder Sybil Erden in the 90s when she operated the Oasis Sanctuary out of her home, and have watched it grow into a large, sorely needed refuge for parrots and other birds. I've been to their new facility where dedicated volunteers give their parrot friends - they treat them as family - the best lives possible. We give each year to this foundation and will continue to do so. We have four parrot family members of our own, which we plan to have in our lives as long as possible, but it's heart-warming to know they may have a place to live when we pass away. That is, if people continue to support the Oasis Sanctuary Foundation so they can take more of the numerous homeless, unwanted and abused birds that continue to be an issue.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great organization. They care for over 700 birds in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond to care for companion and abandoned parrots who have no other option. The organization is well run and I have heard the founder speak to local parrot rescue groups several times. The passion to care for these wonderful creatures is obvious. I will continue to support this organization as I have for many years.

2 Bobby I.

Donor

Rating: 5

What other organization could take in these beautiful creatures that have the same or longer lifespan of their owners. Many are abused when impulsive people buy them then realize how much love and time these creatures need. Some have lost their lifelong friend, their human, and live with relatives or new owners who abuse them. Quite a few were stolen from their families in their native lands and smuggled in horrific conditions watching many in their flock die en route to the USA where the insatiable greed of many break the laws to import these innocent fledglings. Many stories are horrible, sad, and sickening, but if any who have survived these conditions, and they are but a fraction and that end up at the Oasis Sanctuary, arrive at a wonderful, understanding, and finally permanent destination. Most bird "pets" have an average of 7 to 10 homes in their lifetime. A lot of times the final home is not a great end for them. The Oasis is one of the few wonderful exceptions.

2 Teri C.

Donor

Rating: 5

THE OASIS SANCTUARY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE BIRDS THAT HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO GO. THEY DO NOT BREED TH EBIRDS THERE OR ADOPT THEM OUT. THEY LIVE THEIR LIVES TO THE FULLEST WITH LOTS OF CARE. I LEARNED OF THE OASIS SANCTUARY IN JUNE OF 2005 WHEN A DEAR FRIEND MADE A DONATION IN MEMORY OF MY COCKATIEL, DIGGER, WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON JUNE 11, 2005. I THEN MADE A DONATION ALSO IN HIS MEMORY. I NOW DONATE TO HELP A PAIR OF COCKATIELS THAT I GOT TO NAME IN MEMORY OF DIGGER AND OF MAXIMILLIAN WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE MARCH 14, 2010. THEY ARE VERY DEDICATED TO THE BIRDS AND THEY HAVE ALSO TAKEN IN A FEW OTHER ANIMALS TO LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN HAPPINESS.

2 Wendy46

Donor

Rating: 5

I have owned parrots for over 40 years. They are magnificent members of our world. My first parrot, a panama amazon, had special needs. He was visually impaired. I appreciate the care Oasis provides all the parrots in their sanctuary. So many have special needs of one kind or another. The affection each one gives back to the extent they are able it beyond measure. Thank you Oasis for being an extraordinary place - truly a sanctuary for our special feathered friends.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Birds are a big part of my life. I came to know about the Oasis Sanctuary through my reading about birds. I have become a minor supporter and intend to will my beloved African Gray Parrot to them when I can no longer care for her. They are one of the most deserving animal sanctuarys that I know. They give care to all the animals on the property with love and kindness.