Don't Buy, Don't BreedPlease Adopt a Bird in Need.
Karen first came to the Refuge when she was looking to adopt a bird. She was concerned initially about getting a bird from a rescue because of the potential for diseases. She grilled the Refuge staff as much as she was grilled. She eventually adopted Sambird, a female medium sulfur crested cockatoo. Karen then interviewed the Refuge for a group known as For The Birds, a group dedicated to raise funds for rescues. After that time, Karen began volunteering at the Refuge until she was promoted to her current position.
Karen is owned by Sammie, her M2 and Jessie, a Lovebird. She has added Sambird (MSC2), Scout (Lovebird), Trooper (GC2), Poppie (GC2), and Sunshine (GC2). Karen is also a licensed foster home for the Refuge and currently fosters Jackie, a special needs Half-Moon Conure. She works endlessly in her role and provides all the volunteers with continual training. More recently, Karen has taken over the role of Adoptions Director and continues to work towards finding forever homes for our feathered charges, a role she takes seriously. Karen has continued her studies towards her Veterinary Technician training and works as a vet tech at an animal hospital in her spare time.
If you are interested in volunteering or adopting, you can e-mail the Refuge to get an application and set up an interview.
To work in joint cooperation with all avian rescue groups to try and eliminate the need for rescue groups by educating the public about aviculture issues. Until that is accomplished, we will provide a sanctuary for those unfortunate parrots that are in need of a home.