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Old 11-08-2010, 02:57 PM
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I was searching petfinder for a rescue to possibly adopt a parrot in the near future. Most of the rescues require you to live within 60-100 miles before they will consider. Is this normal? I am pretty big on adopting animals from shelters/rescue group. I have a 6 year old pug I rescued from the pound that I actually got for free because they were going to put her to sleep and now I couldn't live without her. I don't have a problem with buying a parrot from the petstore again, because I absolutely love my baby cockatoo I got from there. His/Her cage is massive. I could actually sit and be on my knees inside the cage and have room to move around. So anyways, I'm just really curious on how the rescue groups work. I've actually e-mail 2 of them and that was weeks ago and I've never heard back. Typically if I don't hear back I don't even want to bother going any further with them because it makes me feel as if they don't care.

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

I think it usually is required that you live within a set range 100 miles. Mainly so that they can check up on the bird with out having to go to great lenghts to get there.
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

I admire your wanting to get a homeless bird. That speaks to your loving nature. There are many org. from which you can adopt a bird and not all are listed. We even consider Craigs List a form of rescue as many of the birds listed are in bad shape. Depending upon where you live there is the Baily Foundation and Pheonix Landing. There are many others of course. All you can do is try. If you get no response it may be that they are so busy taking care of the birds. I hope it works out for you so you can stay away from the pet store.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:03 PM
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

I think the residency thing is pretty standard. I suspect it's because few people really know what they're getting into when they get a parrot, that the rescues are very careful and make sure the birds aren't just passed around from one unprepared home to the next.

Good luck finding a fid to adopt. There are lots of the out there that need a good home.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:49 PM
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

aww don't give up on the rescues, the right one will find you, or you will find it.....i too, found that there were a few organizations that did not respond to my emails, i wrote them off, and to this day they STILL have not responded....things work out, i have a WONDERFUL new buddy who i might have missed had the first two rescues responded...
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:49 PM
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

The reason many rescues require that you are local is so that they can actually do a home check to make sure that they are placing the bird(s) in a safe and healthy environment, you have to also understand that many many rescues today are understaffed, underfunded and overwhelmed, its sad because there are a number of rescues forced to close their doors every day, they must then find other rescues in which to place their birds, it's very hard to run a bird rescue like a business when your dealing with mostly volunteer staff, people to do home checks, answer phones and return emails, feed, water and clean cages, go out and rescue birds, try and raise funds, take sick and injured birds to the vet, shop for food, network with other rescues.........the list goes on and on, not trying to make excuses, just trying to shed some light on why things don't always go as smoothly as we'd sometimes like

I can't speak for all rescues, but believe me, most do care.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:41 AM
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

i too would love to taker another rescue in the rewards are amazing what you get back... my trouble is in the UK there's not many about for birds which is so sad but i will wait till the right one comes along or i find one which will prob be by chance lol... good luck with your search and please don't give up... the right one will come along when you least expect it as everything happens for a reason..
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

Quote: Originally Posted by scarperchick View Post
i too would love to taker another rescue in the rewards are amazing what you get back... my trouble is in the UK there's not many about for birds which is so sad but i will wait till the right one comes along or i find one which will prob be by chance lol... good luck with your search and please don't give up... the right one will come along when you least expect it as everything happens for a reason..

I find this to be the case also. I found one and was quite excited (this was prior to having Cal). The basis of it though was not quite adoption. A short rundown was this.

You are home checked every six months rather than the usual initial and follow up. You must pay a subscription fee every year and if you do not, they will "rehome" the bird. I find this sad as perhaps people's circumstances will change but as the criteria was very strict, it is possible a lot of people would break it and the bird would surely be shoved from pillar to post? I understand they feel they are doing everything in their power to do what's best for the bird, but I fear few would come forward for fear of doing something wrong and losing their now beloved pet. There were many stipulations including bans on non feathered pets and informing them if you move house/have a baby/etc etc.

I think it is more of a "foster" programme but again, not too stable for the bird if it will never officially have a "forever home." Just my opinion!

I try to view EVERY fid or any animal as a "rescue". People have and will continue to breed pets in an already overpopulated sector. Just because you have had something from a baby does not mean you have not saved him or her.

For example, I have hand on heart GENUINELY seen an advert in Loot in this area which said: Parrot with cage, will swap for an xbox 360.

It did not stipulate what the parrot was, but regardless....to swap a gorgeous, wonderful companion for a CONSOLE?! Disgusting.

The RSPCA and other rescue centres are packed out with many MANY animals. What animals? The brothers and sisters of the pets WE purchased as babies. We know our pets have their forever homes where as once the "cute baby stage" is over,money problems or downright cruelty their siblings may not have been given the same good fortune.

I will always donate to the RSPCA, I will always have the box here for customers (and us) to contribute to the PDSA, I will put money in ANY shaky tin I see for animals and feel bad I didn't originally go to the RSPCA.

Then I picture Olly or Boot or Luce behind the bars of those concrete cells and realise that if I had left it just one day before ringing those adverts, it could so SO easily have been a reality.
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Re: Question about Rescue groups

I wondered if the "parrot for xbox" ad may have also been on the internet so I had a look.

Not quite, but I did find THESE. This is why animals need protecting so badly because if the "xbox boy" and this bozo met....oh my goodness.

I wouldn't trust either of these with a handmade sock puppet. Have a look at this....

WANTED MACAW, AFRICAN GRAY, at Pets FREE Classifieds

pets, birds, african-grey-parrot - Leicestershire - Wanted :::: african grey or other... - MJPGTGDG

I can't put what I think as I am respect the members of this forum too much.
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