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5 Reasons Why Exotic Birds Are Given Up

2020-06-16T09:25:24-07:00June 16th, 2020|Parrot Education|

Article by Laurie Hess of Positively According to the Avian Welfare Coalition, parrots and other exotic birds are the fourth-largest group of animals kept as pets, and they comprise the largest population of captive wildlife in the U.S. With these statistics, it’s not surprising that birds have become one of the fastest-growing groups of unwanted [...]

A Feather In His Cap

2020-06-16T09:57:04-07:00February 25th, 2020|Breaking News|

Originally published in The Columbian Newspaper Oct 26th 2012 by Tom Vogt People who lose (or find) birds can contact the regional rescue network at its website or call 360-247-3626 (360-BIRDMAN). Sometimes birds of a feather flock together. Sometimes they’re linked by a series of misadventures that include two wayward [...]

Jan 9th 2019, Oregonian Article

2020-06-16T10:53:34-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

Pet Talk: Parrots for Patriots pairs homeless birds with struggling veterans Originally posted on Oregon Live by Monique Balas Snow, a 20-year-old umbrella cockatoo, is helping Rebecca Shilling, a veteran and cancer survivor, to recover from her recent surgery. Shilling, a former senior master sergeant who served with the U.S. Air Force [...]

Aug 7th 2015, Parrots for Patriots

2020-06-16T10:03:37-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

Originally posted on Columbia county Spotlight by Courtney Vaughn Scappoose resident Bart Miller chuckled over the phone, realizing the warbling in the background was an avian echo of his own laughter. Miller is the new recipient of Pete, a 22-year-old Amazon blue-fronted parrot, thanks to a new program started by Northwest Bird Rescue founder [...]

Jan 2nd 2017, How Rescued Birds are Helping Veterans Heal

2020-06-16T10:12:25-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

Decades after leaving the Marines, Douglas Ladd of Portland, Oregon, struggled with anger and other emotional issues. Now he’s found something to help: a bare-eyed cockatoo named Cleopatra. “You can’t get mad at her because she’s a bird,” Ladd, 62, told TODAY. “People you can get mad at, because they’re supposed to know better.” [...]

Jan 5th 2017, Parrots for Patriots Pairs Rescued Parrots with Veterans in Need

2020-06-16T10:13:31-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

Originally posted on The Week by Catherine Garcia Since launching Parrots for Patriots in 2015, Chris Driggins has paired 90 abandoned birds with veterans in the Northwest looking for emotional support animals. Driggins, who also runs Northwest Bird Rescue in Vancouver, Washington, told Today that after leaving the service, many veterans, especially those with [...]

Jan 6th 2017, Parrots for Patriots Connects Vets with Therapy Birds

2020-06-16T10:20:32-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

January 6, 2017 originally posted on AFBA     Former service members suffering from the physical and psychological effects of warfare have long looked to service animals for comfort and support. While most veterans work with trained mammals such as dogs, others bond with less common creatures, according to Today. Christopher Driggins, founder of the Vancouver, [...]

Jan 26th 2017, Emotional Therapy Birds

2020-06-16T10:22:07-07:00January 31st, 2020|Breaking News|

Parrots for Patriots’ pairs abandoned birds with veterans in need of emotional therapy Originally posted on NTD Birds are cute, funny and can be great pets and friends. A program in the northwest has come up with a novel idea of using rescued birds to heal veterans, an idea that’s only growing wings. For [...]

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