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Surrendering a Bird:

If you wish to SURRENDER a bird to us please download our surrender form here then call or email us to let us know. Currently space is limited, birds will be accepted on a case by case basis depending on the availability of foster homes.

HOW IT WORKS
* Download and fill out the surrender form.
* Contact us (email or phone).
* Arrangements are made to bring the bird to us.
* Birds are then placed in observation for 30 days before adoption.
* After observation birds are listed for adoption to qualified applicants.


Donation for surrendering a bird:

As a private, nonprofit organization dependent on community contributions, we request a donation when an animal is admitted to us. We suggest an amount of $5 to $50 for animals relinquished; however, no pet will be turned away because of an owner’s inability to pay.

If your pet is placed in our program, we will make every reasonable effort to find your pet(s) a new home. We cannot make any guarantee that your pet(s) will be placed for adoption or be adopted due to behavior or health. Some birds might be kept  in our sanctuary program. We occasionally have to transfer birds to another rescue organization. We cannot guarantee that birds can be adopted together.

For more information, please call (913) 322-3398
All donations are tax deductible.



 

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Our Statistics

Number of birds we have taken in to re-home:
 
2003 = 58
2004 = 124
2005 = 110
2006 = 200
2007 = 177
2008 = 164
2009 = 210
2010 = 64
2011 = 142
2012 = 100
2013 = 106
 
Total to date = 1455
Finch to Macaws
 
Updated 1/7/14

 

To Be A Foster Care Provider....

It has been said that “The eyes are the mirror to the soul” what does your foster bird see when he or she looks into your eyes? Next and this is of the upmost importance what do we see when we look into the eyes of our feathered companion. Fostering a bird that has been given up for adoption can be a massive and difficult undertaking. We must ask ourselves are we up to the task? The birds we are fostering have sometimes been passed along from one home to another, when we look into their eyes do you see mistrust or uncertainty.
When we foster a bird that has lost his or her human companion through death what do we see in their eyes, can it be fear or confusion? Can we find the time these intelligent and fragile creatures require to once again feel loved and to help them develop a sense of I belong here! When a bird begins the difficult journey of once again trusting and allowing a human companion into their heart and world are we willing to sacrifice our emotions and fears to help them overcome theirs? When we are ready to take that first step and decide we would like to foster a bird we should first read up on the species we are considering to bring into our home, evaluate and re-evaluate the reason(s) we are motivated to take on this responsibility, and finally do we have the time and patience to take on the task at hand. I know first hand that even taking a nip or two can make us wonder am I doing the right thing! But only time will tell if your efforts are working towards a mutual relationship of trust and love. The end rewards are what make it all worth the effort and time, so what will our feathered friend see when they into your eyes? And what will we see when we look into theirs. Fostering a bird can and will be one of the most rewarding things we can do in our lives, and if we can bring some peace and stability into their lives it will make it easier for someone to adopt and enjoy a relationship with our feathered friend. Beak N Wings, with the support of its officers, volunteers and members allows you to see these birds first hand and to learn what their positive and not so positive attributes are. Join the club and be part of the solution of restoring love and trust back into these beautiful and sensitive friends of ours. Become a foster care provider, the rewards will be unbelievable.

Fred Venuti
Beak N Wings member

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