This project will help Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue pay for veterinary care for rescued birds across the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are a nonprofit with a 100% volunteer staff, and our veterinary bills are $15,000-$20,000 per month. We exist because most Bay Area shelters are well equipped to handle dogs and cats, but cannot accept parrots or pet songbirds.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In these difficult economic times, many pets are being given up because their owners are no longer able to care for them. Most animal shelters are designed to house cats and dogs, and are unable to accept domesticated birds like parrots. We are an all-volunteer organization, with more than 300 birds in our care. Many of the birds come to us injured, abused, neglected, or are very ill. We believe these birds deserve a second chance.
Read more here. Mickaboo's FaceBook page can be found here.