Iowa 504 non-profit RDN #307685 US 501(c)3 tax exempt charity EIN 20-2980643
WHAT WE DO
We shelter birds who can no longer stay where they've been, for whatever reasons..
We work with troubled or hurt birds to make them able to live a happier life.
We place birds in adoptive homes where they can stay for the rest of their lives.
We provide bird friends to birds who have no friends.
We educate the public about parrots as animals and as companions.
We assist and advise new rescuers.
WHAT WE DON'T DO
We don't buy birds.
We don't sell birds
We don't sell cages or food
We don't broker birds for other people.
We don't ship birds to remote adopters.
We don't breed birds.
We don't charge a fee to accept birds, or to place them for adoption.
This page was last updated on: May 14, 2013
IOWA PARROT RESCUE
Ever since we started taking in parrots here, I've used the same vehicle. It's a '97 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Today it has 202,000 miles on it. It still runs great, because I've taken good care of it. There are two problems with it from the viewpoint of the rescue. First, it gets 12 mpg. Second, it's a standard cab rig, which means I can't put many carriers in it. This past week when I moved the 12 birds from Illinois, I borrowed Abi's Jeep Cherokee, a '96 with 200,000 miles on it.
So, the rescue could sure use something else....a mini-van, an SUV, something like that. It doesn't need to be new or even recent, just reliable. Here's the nice part: since we're a 501c3, a vehicle donated to us is a tax deduction at full market price. That means that if you happen to have such a vehicle that you don't need, you get more financial benefit from donating it than selling it or trading it in.
So, if anyone out there can help with this, it'd sure be appreciated. Call or email to discuss this further, The birds will love you for it.