A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue - Brecksville, Ohio
ABOUT A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO, INC.
A Safe Haven for Parrots and Other Pet
Birds - Bird Rescue in Northern Ohio, Non-Profit Parrot Re-Homing Agency -"No Kill"
Policy - Bird Adoption to Adults - Professional Screening of Applicants -
Caring Team of Pet Bird Specialists - Ohio-based Parrot Rescue - Over 25
Years of Re-homing Parrots - Our Available Birds are Listed on
Petfinder.com - Adopters are Screened - An Email Interview Starts the Adoption Process -Rehoming Donations
YOU HAVE REACHED A NONPROFIT PARROT RESCUE ORGANIZATION
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio, 44141
Location: In northern Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron. We are in Cuyahoga County. Close to the Turnpike (Richfield/Brecksville Exit) and I-77 North.
Website: (you are here now)
(Contacting us by email is faster than phoning. We do not text.)
Right now we are looking for great adopters for birds left in our care. Are you an experienced parrot owner interested in obtaining another bird? We adopt out to multi-pet and multi-bird owners too. We would like to meet you via email !
Adoption consideration depends on your completing our adoption process, with final approval by our Board of Directors. Experienced parrot owners are always given first adoption consideration.
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If you have never contacted a parrot rescue organization before, please copy over this link as what to expect:
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-parrot-rescue.htm (copy this address)
(used with permission)
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
You will note that the info on this website is long and very detailed. We have included lots of interesting information on the psychology of pet adoption, definition of adoption terms, do's and don'ts of rescue, cautions, and problems you might run into with a second-hand rescue bird. Most of the questions you may have about A-Parrot Rescue are included on the sidebar choices on the left. Please take the time to review these pages before you email us.
DO YOU HAVE A PARROT YOU CANNOT
You have reached a nonprofit parrot rescue and re-homing organization, a safe haven for parrots looking for a permanent home. If you are looking for a new home for your bird, please understand that our group acts as your "agent" to find a new home for birds turned over to our care.
We are not soliciting for parrots for our personal ownership, we cannot purchase your parrot, and we cannot start the "rehoming process" until birds are signed over to us. Our agency does not "sell birds for profit". To rehome birds, A-Parrot Rescue has an investigative process in effect in order to find good homes for birds. Our function is to "adopt" birds out to qualified adults. We request a donation in order to be able to feed and care for the birds left in our temporary care until they find their permanent home.
Please go to our page "DONATE BIRD" for more info.
PARROT/BIRD SPECIES WE DO TAKE IN:
MEDIUM AND SMALL SIZED PARROTS ONLY. (Our space for super large cages is limited so we may not be able to take in large macaws or large cockatoos) We can take in the smaller of these species, though.
ALL MEDIUM SIZE PARROTS-- African greys, timnehs, caiques, amazons, eclectus, etc.
ALL SMALL PARROTS--Conures, ringneck parrots, other parakeets species, parrotlets, red rumps, bourkes (all grass parakeets), cockatiels, budgies, finches, canaries.
FLAMINGOS? We will gladly accept "unwanted" pink plastic garden flamingos -- to add to the flock "decor" in our yard.
WE DO NOT TAKE IN:
No wild or outside birds, baby birds fallen out of nests, farm birds, game birds, swans, peacocks, toucans, mynahs, lories, doves, pigeons, or very large parrots (as noted above). But we may be able to assist you with a referral.
BIRD / PARROT ADOPTION BASICS
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's policies are in effect totally for the benefit of the birds released into our care. If you are looking for a new bird by the end of the week, our adoption process will take a little longer than that to interview you and get your application mailed to you.
You will be "applying to adopt a bird". We reserve the right to turn down inappropriate (in our opinion) applications. Please understand we do our best to match up parrots with people. We want both YOU and the bird to be happy with each other.
A-Parrot Rescue does not ship birds, nor do we meet you part way for drop-off. We need to meet the actual adopter before adoptions are finalized also. We do not adopt out parrots as "gifts" for adults or children.
WHO WE ARE
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue takes the place of The Bird Placement Program. BPP is closed as of June 2007. Our same rescue team has been (and is continuing to find) new homes for unwanted birds for over 25 years. Homes are located for parrots with consideration of each individual parrot's needs.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. is also privileged to have a page listed on Petfinder.com Our current adoptable birds, pictures and bird personalities, are advertised there. Feel free to keep checking our page there for bird updates...
Our parrot rescue is run out of our private home. See our Webpage: "OUR HOME RESCUE" before you make an appointment to visit us.
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS SUMMARY:
(1) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is a bird placement and re-homing agency. We are not set up as a forever-home sanctuary. Our sanctuary functions merely as a "safe haven" prior to locating that great home for any bird turned over to us.
(2) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue does detailed screening of qualified Adopters. Our Board has the right to approve or refuse any application submitted to them.
(3) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's birds are temporarily fostered in our home or private foster homes in the northern Ohio area, with current parrot owners, prior to their placement. Birds are housed in a HOME environment. See our Web Page: "OUR HOME RESCUE".
(4) We are not open for public "bird tours". Visiting appointments can be made AFTER an application has been approved by our Board of Directors, usually a fast process.
(5) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is located in a private home in Brecksville, Ohio, an upscale suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
(6) Drop-off and pick up of birds is in Brecksville, Ohio ONLY. We will gladly accept birds driven to us from other States. Adopters must live close or local to us in Ohio and borders of Michigan and Pennsylvania. Inquire..
(7) Adopters must be open to post-adoption visits from A-Parrot Rescue after one receives a bird from our organization.
(8) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo will accept most older and problem birds, so we are looking for experienced parrot owners to adopt our parrots to, someone who has lived with a similar species of parrot and who honestly understands parrot "issues or quirks".
(9) Serious potential Adopters must initially go thru our email interview "chat". (This "chat" is not our actual application). We explain our adoption policies further in these emails too. Applications can be mailed out to potential adopters after we "meet you" via email first.
(10) Potential adopters must contact us via email. We do not interview by text, in person, or by phone. Our email interview will explain further.
(11) Potential clients who are considering dropping off their bird, please click onto the top sidebar "DONATE BIRD" for more info.
(12) If you need a new home for your parrot, please be sure to read our "REHOME CAUTION” page next. It covers cautions about giving away birds to strangers on the Internet who are soliciting for free parrots.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue, as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to alleviating parrot neglect and suffering, offering advice to bird owners to assist them in creating a good environment for their pet bird. A-Parrot's goal is to promote safe and humane care of companion parrots an smaller pet birds.
We provide a safe haven with top quality care for the birds/parrots released into our care prior to our locating good homes for them. We are a "no kill" organization. We are against euthanizing healthy, older parrots.
DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT A PARROT????
*IMPORTANT: A-Parrot Rescue does require a paper copy of a proof receipt showing that you have owned a similar species of parrot in the recent past. Otherwise your application to adopt may not clear. Several types of proof receipts apply. See: "ADOPT BIRD"
INFO FOR FIRST-TIME PARROT OWNERS
A-Parrot Rescue will be glad to answer any questions via email that you may have if you are undecided about what species to of bird to obtain. We may have some website referrals for you also. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo encourages every person to do their research on bird care and parrot species info BEFORE choosing a bird as a pet. Petfinder.com also has quite a bit of info on their site.
Please do not obtain a bird (or any pet) without first finding out more about their quirks and care. It is also important that everyone makes sure the species of parrot they are considering would in all reality be suitable for their home, apartment space, family, and lifestyle.
** Because of a large parrot's potential noise level, biting ability and possible aggressiveness (these are older birds we get in...), obtaining a macaw, amazon, or cockatoo as your first bird is not a good idea. Also, these species are NOT apartment pets, as the potential noise level will cause neighbor complaints, and large parrot species may not be good around small children (Any parrot can bite…hard.)
If you have never owned a parrot
before, most probably you would not be able to adopt one from A-Parrot to
A-Flamingo, Inc. There are other bird rescue orgnizations that may be able to
assist you, though. Every bird rescue oganization has its own adoption requirements.
BIRD CARE CLASSES
Bird care classes are very helpful and informative for new bird owners. Bird care is very different from caring for a dog or a cat. Unfortunately A-Parrot to A-Flamingo just does not have the time to hold bird care training classes ourselves. Please contact other local bird rescue organizations for this training. Classes are a very good idea for current bird owners also!
INFO AND PICTURES OF BIRDS AVAILABLE \
Visit our birds at our page on Petfinder.com:
All birds are subject to prior adoption at any time. This list is revised as fast as we can.
SOME OF OUR ADOPTION CONTRACT CONDITIONS…..
We are looking for nice pet homes for the birds we adopt out. You must be 21 years of age or older. We do not allow breeding of any rescue bird one obtains from our agency. We do adopt out to multi-pet, multi-parrot homes.
Other Adoption Contract conditions apply. These are explained in our email "chat". Our rescue agency has the right to retrieve any bird if our adoption contract conditions are breached.
If one is not able to keep the parrot you have obtained from A-Parrot Rescue for any reason, you must return it to A-Parrot to re-home. However, we are unable to refund your donation.
Leg bands are NOT to be removed from any bird's leg that is adopted from A-Parrot Rescue. That is your proof of ownership in case the bird ever gets loose for you and A-Parrot has a record of the band number also.
FREE PARROTS, CHEAP BIRDS ?
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a give-away site. We cannot give birds away for free because live, living and breathing creatures need to be fed and cared for on a daily basis. Bird seed and pellets and table food can be expensive.
We understand that money is tight for all of us right now .... and this is especially true for anyone who runs an animal organization.
All pet owners must be able to afford the animals in their care. Also, a rescue organization MUST be able to afford the cost of caring for animals left in their care for re-homing.
The expense of owning one macaw is at least fifty times that of owning a budgie. Macaws eat a lot of expensive seed and pellets, plus fresh fruit and veggies! For any bird rescue organization, multiply that expense by many, many times – This is why A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue needs to request donations for drop off and pick up of birds.
PS: We do request donations for drop off and pick up of birds from our agency. However, charitable solicitations that come to you via email, phone, mail, raffles, or knocks on the door In A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's name are fraudulent. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc;, Parrot Rescue NEVER solicits for donations via these venues. Contact Fran Filak, Director of A-Parrot to a Flamingo, if you have any questions in this regard.
REFERRALS AND OUR CLIENTS
A-Parrot Rescue is privileged to receive lots of referrals from previous clients, avian vets, other bird owners who can attest to our sincerity in finding just the right home for any bird released to our care. Our clients have chosen and trusted A-Parrot to find a home for birds they can no longer keep. We feel it an honor to be chosen by our clients, and we take that responsibility seriously.
A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO'S FUNDING -- NONE
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a 501C3 organization. Therefore donations are not deductible. To explain further, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is on a "subfixed income", meaning we get NO subsidies or grants to run our agency. We do not get the perks available to 501C3's. We do not have building rental bills. No one takes a salary here. Paying for seed, pellets, treats to feed parrots left in our care, and necessary vet care, takes priority over any other expense for our agency.
Keeping the above info in mind, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue must depend on private support for drop-off of birds and for adopting a bird from our organization. Your consideration of a donation is much appreciated. Seed and pellet donations, any brands, and plain newspaper are gratefully accepted also!
Thank you in advance! End of commercial......
Please see the sidebar
"MISC. BIRD STUFF" for more info. in this regard.
OUR CLIENT'S PRIVACY
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio 44141-0414
Attention: Fran Filak, Director
If you agree to our adoption policies as explained here so far, feel free to email us in order to start your EMAIL interview! (we prefer email contact first, rather than phoning...)
Why must we list a PO Box? A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue cannot have birds or any other animal dropped off anonymously without our first knowing about it. We will gladly supply our address info to verified clients.
Disclaimer: A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's Board of Directors makes all final adoption approvals. We may or may not adopt out a bird to the first person who applies for the bird of their choice. We reserve the right to disapprove an application and to turn away any bird offered to us. Our policies also may change at any time without notice. Our aim is to make sure every adopted bird is relocated to a safe and permanent new home which, in A-Parrot's opinion, is suitable for the bird we adopt to you. There is no guarantee that by merely applying for a bird that your application will be approved. Final application approval is left to our Board of Directors.
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