A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
ABOUT A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO, INC.
Not-for-Profit Parrot Rescue Organization
Our Function is Re-Homing Parrots Needing a New Home
Mostly Older Parrots are Available for Adoption
"No Kill" Policy - Adoptions to Experienced Parrot Owners Only
Located in Northern Ohio, USA
"Our Agency Works for Birdseed"
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OUR NONPROFIT STATUS
A-Parrot Rescue is a home based, No-Kill not-for-profit parrot rehoming agency run by volunteers. We do not have 501C3 status at this time.
A-PARROT'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
http://aparrottoaflamingoinc.zoomshare.com/ (you are here now)
Pls. continue reading below.....
Thank you for checking out our parrot rescue site..
As a rescue organization, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo primarily takes in older parrots. A lot of Amazons 30 years and older are coming in at this time. If you want to adopt a young or baby bird, a rescue is not the place to look. A-Parrot will take in any age bird but we specialize in taking in unwanted, older, but healthy, parrots and small birds. Rehoming donations apply.
All Adopters will be screened first. Our agency will adopt parrots to multi-pet and multi-bird owners. We reserve the right to approve or not approve an application. Prior parrot ownership is a must in order to qualify for adoption of a parrot. Be prepared to supply us with a proof receipt that you have owned a parrot in the recent past. Our email interview explains when we need this receipt copy from you.
Adoption consideration depends on your completing our adoption process, reading over our adoption information, filling in our application, with final approval by our Board of Directors. Our process takes longer than one just texting us. We need to get to know our potential adopters first. You must be open to our asking you questions also.
This website is very detailed. Please READ it over carefully. Most questions you have about A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue are covered on this site. We honestly put our policies in WRITING on this website to eliminate misunderstandings later.
WE NEED ADOPTERS...
One must be 21 years of age to start the adoption process. 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 KEEP?
You have reached a safe haven for parrots needing a new home. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's function is "rehoming" parrots into the best home we can find. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Parrot Rescue would be happy to assist you:
(1) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not soliciting for parrots for our personal ownership. We are looking for experienced parrot owners to rehome our parrots to.
(2) We do not foster or pet sit birds for anyone. It must be your final decision to have A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue rehome your bird for you.
(3) We cannot start the "rehoming process" until birds are brought to us and signed over to us.
(4) Our organization cannot purchase your parrot. You will need to place an ad for that.
(5) Cages coming in with the birds are optional. But it is is better to let a parrot go with its own cage since the bird will be most comfortable with its cage and will adjust to its new home easier. For large parrots we may not have an available iron cage to hold them in here.
(6) At times there may be a waiting list for our taking in birds as our holding space is limited, especially for large parrots.
(7) We reserve the right to accept or turn down taking in any bird offered to us.
(8) A-Parrot Rescue would be happy to assist you in finding a good, safe home for a bird you are not able to keep any longer. Age does not make a difference. All we ask is that the bird is in perfect feather and healthy.
(9) A drop off donation is requested merely so we can buy more food for your parrot until it is rehomed.
Note: Bird stay here until we find the best home for them. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue will always consider a rescue bird's welfare first. A tentative Adopter's wants or needs are secondary.
Please go to our page "DONATE BIRD" for more info.
BIRD SPECIES A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO DOES TAKE IN:
Most large, medium and small species of parrots. Small cage birds. Note that our space is limited for large parrots so there may be a waiting list for acceptance of these species. Due to our limited funding, we can only accept parrots in perfect feather and in good health. Birds must be brought to us in Brecksville OH.
NOTE: We do not climb trees to catch birds for you! That part of "rescue" is not our job.
FLAMINGOS? We will gladly accept
"unwanted" pink plastic garden flamingos -- to add to
the flock "decor" in our yard.
A-PARROT DOES DOES 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. But we may be able to assist you with a referral.
BIRD / PARROT ADOPTION BASICS
You will be "applying" to adopt a bird. Pls. read over this website. A-Parrot Rescue only adopts PARROTS out to experienced parrot owners. A proof receipt that you own a PARROT TO ADOPT A PARROT is part of the adoption process. To be fair, everyone must follow A-Parrot's adoption process in order to be considered for adoption.
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. A-Parrot will need to interview the potential Adopter in person. . We reserve the right to approve or deny final approval of adoption. There needs to be a match between the parrot and the Adopter also.
A-Parrot Rescue does not rehab parrots for you,
(1) That is one reason why we are looking for EXPERIENCED parrot owners.
(2) We do not want YOUR parrot to become attached to anyone on our staff instead of the Adopter.
(3) Rehabbing a parrot can stress it out. This we try to avoid. Re-training we feel is best left up to the new owner.
(4) Any parrot can bite at some time. Children should be monitored around our rescue birds also.
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 well over 30 years.
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. Appointments are necessary for drop off or after your Application has been approved. See our Webpage: "OUR HOME RESCUE" before you make an appointment to visit us.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue also volunteers as a consultant to the Brecksville Animal Control Department for bird and parrot issues in the city.
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS SUMMARY:
This is info for our tentative Adopters.
(1) Potential Adopters must contact us via EMAIL mail first. We do not interview by text, in person, or by phone. It is very important to READ over our website if you are serious about adopting a bird from A-Parrot Resue. Our info is put in writing.to avoid misunderstandings later.
(2) Applicants must be open to answering questions that A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue may have. Our Board reserves the right to approve or refuse any application submitted to us. Our Board of Directors makes all final adoption OK's.
(4) Drop-off and pick up of birds is in Brecksville, Ohio ONLY. We will adopt out to people in Ohio and around the close borders of Michigan and Pennsylvania. (areas local to us in Ohio). Inquire... We do not ship parrots. We will need to intereview and meet the actual Adopter here in Brecksville before a parrot adoption is finalized..
(5) Birds are adopted out "as is", in visually healthy condition. We adopt to multi pet owners, but everyone must understand that owning a cat or a dog is NOT the same as owning a parrot. Previous or current parrot ownership is a qualification for adoption.
(7) If you are OK with the above info, feel free to email our Interviewer at: firstname.lastname@example.org (copy this address)
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue, as a non-profit rescue and parrot rehoming organization, is dedicated to alleviating parrot neglect and suffering, offering advice to bird owners to assist them in creating a healthy environment for their pet bird. A-Parrot's goal is to promote safe and humane care of companion parrots. Our aim is to take in and rehome unwanted older healthy parrots that would possibly be euthanized because of their age.
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.
In summary, 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 may be other parrot rescues you can contact. After you have lived with your first parrot you have gotten from another source for a few months and if normal parrot "quirks" do not bother you, save that receipt and feel free to contact us to adopt your SECOND parrot from A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue.
A-Parrot Rescue has policies we must follow. Every bird rescue oganization has its own adoption requirements. We are all stand-alone organizations.
INFO AND PICTURES OF
BIRDS AVAILABLE NOW
Visit our available birds on our page at Petfinder.com:
IMPORTANT: CLICK ON THE BIRD'S PICTURE FOR ITS INFO.
*This list is updated as soon as we can. Adoptions can occur at any time also. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue reserves the right to keep on interviewing potential Adopters until birds leave our premises. We cannot hold a bird for you if you are not ready to make your viewing appointment promptly after Application approval Your delay in emailing us, or returning the application, may cause you to lose out on the parrot you are most interested in.
SOME OF OUR ADDITIONAL ADOPTION CONTRACT
More info for our tentative Adopters.....
We are looking for permanent homes for every bird that is adopted out thru A-Parrot Rescue. You must be 21 years of age or older. We do not allow breeding of any rescue bird one obtains from our agency. The Adopter is responsible for vet checking their parrot within 2 weeks of adoption.
Leg bands are NOT to be taken off of any bird
adopted from A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue. If you object to this
point, contact Fran for more info in this regard.
Other Adoption Contract conditions apply. These are explained in our email "chat". Also, our rescue agency has the right to retrieve any bird if our Adoption Contract conditions are breached. That is why we have to adopt out locally.
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. Our rescues are never to show up on Craigslist or other Internet sites. We are depending on the info supplied to us from the previous owner to pass on to the Adopter. Info we observe about the bird is also passed on to you in advance of adopting the bird to you.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is looking for permanent homes to place our birds into. You make the decision if this bird will fit into your home. A-Parrot is not able to refund fees or donations at a later date.
FREE PARROTS, CHEAP
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo technically rehomes parrots for bird seed so we can continue feeding, and paying for vet care as necessary for birds we are holding.
Responsible pet ownership is not a cheap venture! We understand that money is tight for all of us right now .... and this is especially true for anyone who runs an animal rescue organization. Rehoming fees apply for adopted birds. Our Adopters must be able to afford the upkeep of a parrot they obtain from us also. This is part of the screening process to locate the right home for all birds left in our care. Free pets can often end up in undesirable homes which is what A-Parrot wants to avoid also.
Parrots and other pets should not be obtained if one cannot afford their upkeep and vet care. The same holds true for anyone running a parrot rescue organization. Owning a large parrot, especially a macaw, is very expensive. The expense of owning one macaw is at least fifty times that of owning a budgie. Animal rescue organizations are responsible for many creatures so multiply that expense many times.
This info is just something for all of us to think about. Thank you for your kind understanding.
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 care for.
None. We get NO IRS benefits for running our agency. All of our personnel work on a volunteer basis. No one receives a salary at A-Parrot Rescue. 95% of funds coming in goes direct for the care of birds waiting for homes and for future birds coming in. 5% covers our office and gasoline expenses.
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 since we are not a 501C3. Your donation goes for us buying seed, pellets, treats to feed parrots left in our care, and necessary vet care. Every rescue organization will have some expenses, but feeding birds left in our care takes priority here. And paying for vet care needs to be considered when necessary also. For everyone's information, A-Parrot Rescue does NO outside funding solicitations, nor do we hold raffles or giveaways to get donations.
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. We aways need seed and bird pellets (any brand), and stacks of plain newspaper (no ads) also.
Thank you in advance! End of commercial......
OUR CLIENT'S PRIVACY
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio 44141-0414
Attention: Fran Filak, Director
Phone Number: Available upon request, email us first. Email: email@example.com
How to Find Us: In northern Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron. We are in Cuyahoga County. Close to the Turnpike (Richfield/Brecksville Exit) and close to I-77, zip code 44141.
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. (believe it or not, this has happened to us before). We will gladly supply our address info to verified clients.
THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT OUR PARROT RESCUE ORGANIZATION!
Disclaimer: A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue is a stand-alone, No Kill, non-profit parrot rehoming agency based in Brecksville, Ohio. We are not affiliated with any other parrot rescue organization, company, pet organization, city department, bird club, organization, etc. If you have any questions about A-Parrot's policies or adoption process, please contact Fran Filak, Director, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo at: firstname.lastname@example.org Our policies are subject to change without notice at any time.
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