My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Miss Vickis Parrot Village, Fayetteville, GA, USA
This place should be focused on adoption birds. But the process is longer than adopting a child. You have to fill out a pile of paperwork then attend a special class. Then you have to have your house inspected numerous times and be interviewed. It's maddening. Basically at any step in the process the rug could be pulled out and you don't get a bird. This includes a post inspection where you lose not only the bird, but the adoption fee. (read the contract) Currently, they aren't adoption any birds due to upgrading their facility. But they will happily take your donation. Miss Vicki mostly collects birds. Do not be fooled.
Review for Ziggys Haven Bird Sanctuary Inc, Inverness, FL, USA
The purpose of this rescue should be to adopt out birds. Otherwise they fill up and cannot accept new birds. They also constantly beg for more money to keep their flock fed. This place is nearly impossible to adopt a bird from . They hate adoption. You have to live within 125 miles, have a pre and post adoption inspection, pay a fee, fill out a pile of paper work. Then you have to volunteer for months until the "BIRD LIKES YOU." Birds sometimes take a while to warm up to new people. That time is extended if the bird has lots of people it deals with every week. This is the wrong approach. This rescue is adding to the unwanted bird population by sending prospective owners back to breeders. Very sad.
Review for Feathered Friends Forever Rescue/Sanctuary Inc., Harlem, GA, USA
Bird rescues should be focused on adoption. Otherwise they fill up (like hoarders) and then cannot accept new birds. This rescue is in that trap. Their adoption prices are steep but much less than a breeder. Paperwork is minimal and they do not have a mileage requirement. However, they do not let adoptive parents pick a bird. They don't even let you pick a species. Go in for a cockatoo and they decide you need a parakeet. Bird has to pick you. This causes someone interested in a cockatoo to go back to looking at the breeder. This rescue is causing their own overcrowding and also causing the breeding of more birds.