On August 1, we rescued a FLOCK of 24 budgies and on August 7 we took in ANOTHER 8 budgies, 2 cockatiels and 2 parrotlets. We have IMMEDIATE need for a large flight cage, so every donation helps!
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We are currently in our first year of operation and so far we have:
Marden's Ark Avian Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit sanctuary-type rescue for companion birds. We accept companion birds regardless of their potential as rehome-able "pets" and they are given a safe place to live with healthy food, companionship, and enrichment including time out of cages every day. We believe flight is an important and essential part of being a bird and only clip wings if the bird is posing a serious danger to themselves. We offer love and compassion to all birds, regardless of species because we believe that a tiny budgie has the same thoughts and emotions as a majestic macaw.
Our mission is to provide a high quality refuge funded by donations from large corporate sponsors, local business owners, and generous individuals so unwanted parrots and other exotic birds from the pet trade can find a permanent home where they receive the best medical care, quality food, fresh water, organic fruit and vegetables, a lot of personal attention and they can even enjoy being part of a flock and the natural experience of free flight in a safe environment.
Where we stand now:
This organization is truly in its infancy. We incorporated as a Non-profit in the state of North Carolina in April of this year. We have received our Letter of Determination and are now recognized as a tax-exempt charity and we are now actively fundraising. We can't do this alone and we welcome volunteers! Please contact by email at info AT avianrefuge DOT org if you are interested in helping out in any way. (Email address has been typed out phonetically to avoid spam bots - please change the AT to @ and dot to . before emailing and leave out the spaces)
Keep in mind that we are in the Raleigh, NC area, if you are thinking about visiting or volunteering.