Florida Parrot Rescue has several programs on which we focus.
The adoption program is the main goal of Florida Parrot Rescue and we have adopted out over 900 animals since the rescues inception. The adoption program consists of foster homes which care for animals while they are waiting to be adopted and is promoted through our website, facebook, twitter, and several online adoption platforms, including Pet Finder and Adopt A Pet. The majority of our resources go to the vetting and care of the birds available for adoption.
Our education program includes participation in community, adoption, and educational events throughout the state of Florida. Volunteers set up booths to promote adoption, fostering, and education of parrots and other animals in companion homes. We showcase animals available for adoption and teach people how to properly care for animals they already have in their homes. Education also extends out through our website, facebook, and twitter, as well as our bi-yearly newsletters. You can see our Education page for information on parrot care, health, and behavior and you can see a list of events in which we will be participating throughout the state of Florida on our events page.
Florida Parrot Rescue Kids
This program involves the children of current foster homes within Florida Parrot Rescue and allows the foster families (with the kids in charge) to extend their reach beyond parrots and to bring foster dogs and cats into their homes. The children care for the animals (with adult supervision) and write the biographies and take pictures of the animals so they may be placed up for adoption. This program teaches children empathy towards animals in need and what it takes to run a rescue, properly vet an animal, and how to let go when a great home has been found so that another animal can then be helped. This program teaches children that a difference can be made, one animal at a time! If we have any dogs or cats currently for adoption, they will be listed on the Adoptable Animals page.
Parrots for Life
Parrots for Life is a program designed to help people who own parrots decide if they would like their bird to go to a rescue or sanctuary once they are no longer able to care for their beloved companion(s). Interested parties can read how to set up and word trusts, wills, and find information on what to look for in legitimate rescues and sanctuaries to help them decide if Florida Parrot Rescue is the right place for their bird(s) to “land”.
Florida Parrot Rescue Helping Hands
Florida Parrot Rescue Helping Hands is a new program designed to keep animals in their existing, loving homes, rather than having to relinquish the animal to rescue. Many owners come to us to relinquish their family companion because they have lost their job and/or home and they can no longer afford the animals medical care, but would like to keep their pets who they love and care for properly. This program is designed to help those people in need who truly require the help and already take excellent care of their family companions.
In order to qualify for this program, you must be able to do the following :
1.) prove financial hardship (already on public assistance, loss of job, etc..)
2.) prove medical need through a life threatening condition to the animal (through a qualified veterinarian office to verify claim)
3.) show proof of proper diet and vetting of the animal before hardship
4.) prove Florida residency
Please understand that this program is based on available funds and only exists through the support of our generous donors, at this time, we are only able to extend this program to Florida residents.
If you would like to help support this program, you can do so by sending your donation through paypal to [email protected] or e-mail us at the same address to send in a different form of donation. Please note that your donation is for FPR Helping Hands.
If you would like to be considered for this program, please e-mail us at [email protected] Please understand that funds are not always available for this program.
Each situation is considered on an individual basis and depends on the availability of funds donated to Florida Parrot Rescue either through grants or from donors who wish to support this effort.