Bird Adoption and Surrender
The Avian Welfare Coalition DOES NOT adopt out or take in birds.
Before you Begin…Get the Facts about Captive Birds!
Bird Displacement by the AWC
Avian Welfare Issues: From Extinction to Euthanasia
Avian Welfare Overview
By Denise Kelly, Eileen McCarthy, Krista Menzel, and Monica Engebretson
If you are thinking of adopting a parrot or other exotic bird in need, educating yourself about their special needs is a priority.
The True Nature of Parrots by Denise Kelly, Joan Rae, and Krista Menzel
10 Things to Know Before Adopting a Bird by Monica Engebretson
For more information, visit www.birdadoption.org
The AWC cares that your bird(s) are placed to the best possible situation that will meet their needs.
If you are looking to find a new home for your bird, read the articles below to help insure that your bird doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Guidelines for Placing Your Bird By Becky Margison, Avian Protection Society, and Denise Kelly, Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC). http://www.avianwelfare.org/needhelp/placing.htm
Avian Rescue Organizations: What You Need to Know by the Avian Welfare Coalition.
Here are some helpful articles to help you distinguish between a true animal rescue/sanctuary organization and a scam operation. For more information, contact the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries www.sanctuaryfederation.org
The Truth About Sanctuaries
by Patty Finch, Executive Director of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Legitimate Animal Sanctuary Organizations: What to Look For
by the Avian Welfare Coalition
Animal hoarders often masquerade as “rescuers,” describing their homes as “shelters” or “refuges.” But hoarding is not about legitimate animal sheltering or rescue. It is a serious mental illness that jeopardizes the health and welfare of the animals and the people involved.
Read this important information from Tufts University: The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium http://vet.tufts.edu/hoarding/
It is always a good idea to consult with reputable organizations and associations for assistance before placing your bird(s). In addition to working with reputable avian rescue and placement groups, bird club adoption programs, avian veterinary offices, and local animal shelters can also be helpful in guiding you to a potential new home for your bird.