1360 University Ave W #347 · St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 275-0568 · Fax: (651) 275-0457
|Captive Bird Rescue, Adoption, Sanctuary & Care Education||Gimme Shelter!|
Issue 6: June 2006
At MAARS, birds like the ones whose stories appear in this issue of Gimme Shelter! find not only a home, but the patience and understanding they need to recover from whatever neglect or trauma they have suffered. This is especially true for those individuals who were captured in the wild and managed to survive the confinement, distress, and isolation imposed upon them in captivity. We can never know the terror and loss endured by the many millions whose lives were ravaged in this way, but we can grant them whatever small comfort they might find, allow them the dignity they deserve, and bestow upon them our honor and respect.
Parrots are winding up in local shelters and animal control facilities with increasing frequency and in greater numbers than ever across the country. Many animal care professionals who were involved in the rescue efforts after hurricanes Katrina and Rita have told me that they were truly surprised at the large number of captive birds they encountered. MAARS is regularly called upon to assist other organizations with avian care, handling and education.
Although most of our supporters know MAARS for the care we provide to the flock at our shelter, The Landing, this is only a part of the MAARS mission. We know that with our limited space and resources, we cannot take in all of the birds who need our help, so we work within the local, national, and even international animal protection and advocacy communities to improve the lives of captive and wild parrots through education and collaboration.
Here are just a few examples of how MAARS reaches out to improve the lives of captive parrots everywhere:
The need for MAARS services continues to grow in every respect, and we need your support to fulfill that need. Your donation will help to provide the shelter, veterinary care, placement and education that has an enormous impact on the lives of so many birds like Henry, Malachi, and Calypso & Stubbie — both close to home and far away.
MAARS Executive Director
Mark November 10 for the MAARS Annual Gala!
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 10, for the 6th Annual MAARS Gala Benefit Cocktail Hour, Dinner & Silent Auction! Watch your mailbox for more details later this summer and fall.
MAARS Supporting Flock Members receive discounted or free tickets to this fun-filled event, so join MAARS today!
Become a MAARS Supporting Member and Help Birds Like…
Join the MAARS Flock Today…and Be the Wind Beneath Their Wings!
The MAARS Annual Membership Program gives you and our other loyal MAARS Supporting Flock Members the opportunity to help MAARS on an ongoing, sustaining basis. Your annual financial contribution will allow us to continue to provide and expand our valuable rescue, intake, care, veterinary and behavioral evaluation and treatment, adoption, sanctuary, outreach, and educational services for the displaced captive birds who we meet and the people whose lives they touch.
With so little, you can do so much to change the lives of birds like Henry, Malachi, and Calypso & Stubbie. On average, it takes $1.00 per day to care for each MAARS bird. Every small donation makes a big difference, and big donations help even more. Your participation in the MAARS Annual Membership Program will help save and improve the lives of hundreds of parrots and other displaced captive birds.
Join MAARS today! Give them shelter! Ease their pain! Stop the cycle! And know that you made one corner of the world a better place for another living creature!
Mail Your Membership Donation
Mail a check or money order made out to "MAARS" to: MAARS, 1360 University Ave W #347, St. Paul, MN 55104.
MAARS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks, money orders, and PayPal through our online MAARStore.
Click here for more information on the MAARS Annual Membership Program!
Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID# 41-1944074) and is registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General of Minnesota as a charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.