Seeking to solve the overpopulation problem of exotic animals, the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative and Foster Parrots have paired with Animal Support to develop a parrot adoption website. Both organizations are grateful for the continued support of Animal Support cofounders – Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca and Dr. Michael Omidi.
The North East Parrot Placement Cooperative thanks Animal Support cofounders Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Dr. Michael Omidi for their help funding the development of a website to help place abandoned or surrendered parrots. The cooperative is associated with Foster Parrots, a rescue center and exotic bird sanctuary.
“Due to an overwhelming number of parrots in need of services, parrot rescue organizations, humane shelters and even veterinary offices are fielding volumes of surrender requests and/or are receiving parrots often without adequate prospects for placing these birds in qualified adoptive homes,” says Karen Windsor, President of the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative. “By having a platform to place healthy companion parrots in homes, we can dramatically reduce the number of birds in these facilities, giving the parrots in need of medical treatment more space to thrive. We thank Animal Support for its generous funding to create and launch this new adoption site. We hope that, with their help, we can place more parrots in loving, permanent homes.”
The NEPPCO website will provide veterinary clinicians and representatives from adoption, rescue and humane organizations with profiles of parrots seeking permanent homes. These profiles will include pictures, health information and other germane background details. Its website will be closed to all but qualified rescue organizations and will pair qualified parrot adoption applicants with parrots seeking, and ready for, placement.
Foster Parrots (http://www.fosterparrots.com) has advocated for the welfare of exotic wildlife since 1989. At its 15-acre wildlife sanctuary in Hope Valley, Rhode Island, more than 500 parrots are kept safe and well-tended. Many of the birds were victims of exploitative pet trade practices, and were so abused and traumatized that they couldn’t be released safely back in the wild. Others have spent most of their lives as companion birds, and aren't able to care for themselves in a natural environment.
Foster Parrots has joined with noteworthy and respected organizations, such as The Jane Goodall Institute, The World Society for the Protection of Animals and Born Free USA, to raise awareness about the perils of the exotic animal trade. Foster Parrots is currently developing the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary community garden, which will serve as an educational resource for the Providence, Rhode Island community.