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Calloway, and All That Jazz
Little Bird, Big Voice!

Calloway, the jazzy cockatiel, considers himself to be one pretty lucky bird!

After he was left for boarding at a local veterinarian, his owner abandoned him there and Calloway was taken to an animal shelter. Calloway was not a happy guy and after coming into Mickaboo foster care, his fear of being abandoned made him forget that people could be his friends.

It took a lot of trust-building, along with some jazzy big band music, to get Calloway singing again.
Although Calloway soon learned to be happy in foster care, his really big break came when he met his adopter. It was love at first sight for both of them and soon Calloway was on his way to his forever home.

Since his new mom is a veterinarian and has another cockatiel to be his friend, Calloway has found himself with a very happy ending to his rescue story.


The 'Tiel Trio
"singing of happy times"
Stephen, Allison, and Vanessa were victims of recent economic hard times that have hit so many of us. When their keeper of eight years had to move out of her home, she was unable to take her three gorgeous grey cockatiels with her. Luckily, she knew about Mickaboo and within days, a volunteer was at her house to collect the birds and assure her that they would be well cared for.

The volunteer noticed a lot of blood in their cage and examined all three birds closely.

Stephen had lost a fair amount of blood due to a xanthoma, or subcutaneous fatty deposit, on one wing.

These are caused by a bird being overweight and they are prone to bleeding. The stress of being handled and moved out of his cage had caused the xanthoma to break open.

After spending the night at an emergency veterinary hospital and a visit to a certified avian vet the next morning, Stephen spent a few weeks with a bandage on his wing. Vanessa stayed by his side throughout the whole ordeal and the two have proven to be quite bonded. Allison stayed in a cage nearby, offering her moral support.
Stephen's bandage just came off. His prognosis looks good for a complete recovery and a long, happy life. He lost a lot of weight, but all three birds are on a healthier diet and getting better each day.

Stephen and Vanessa are very bonded and should be adopted together. The pair will be available in a few weeks, after Stephen has healed a bit more.

Allison is ready for adoption now and is a very sweet little lady in waiting.

All three birds are friendly, curious, and will make great companions for the right family.

April 2009
Quarterly News

Inside this issue:   
Angel Program
Create a Miracle!
The Coo Coo Nest
Sage Advice
Tips & Tricks
Birdie Recipes
Family Recipes
In The News
Medicine Cabinet
Home Hazards
Avian Humor
Toy Ideas
Upcoming Events
Bird Care Classes

Links of Interest:
Birds Ready to Adopt

Success Stories!

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Lost and Found

How to Help

Mickaboo Library


The Mickaboo Store

A Liddle Miracle

Did you know that by donating that old car, truck, RV, or boat, you will be making a vital contribution toward rescuing birds in need and avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle? Mickaboo will receive 70% of the net proceeds from the sale of the vehicle while you save money at tax time!

Our representatives at Car Program LLC will make all the arrangements for towing, title processing, receipt distribution, appraisal if required, sale at auction or dismantler, accounting and distribution of sale proceeds to Mickaboo. Your car doesn't have to be in working order and can generally be picked up at any location in the continental U.S. and Hawaii. To donate your vehicle, call toll free at 1-800-237-5714 and designate Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue as your charity.

The Mickaboo Angel Program
"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." - Mother Teresa

Mickaboo currently has approx. 300 birds in foster care. Our first commitment is to these birds and their ongoing care, many of whom require continued medical care. In spite of these hard economic times, our supporters have made the Angel Program the success that it is and have allowed us to continue providing refuge for some very sick and needy birds. In May 08, we were forced to suspend intake completely, but were soon able to continue our efforts thanks to all our wonderful Angels! Our Angels & Sponsors have enabled us to take in over 100 birds since May 1, 2008. These are birds we would not have been able to help without the Angel Program. We understand that not everyone can foster or adopt a Mickaboo bird, but becoming an Angel to a bird in need is a perfect way to help! Your donations will help us take in birds who are in need and to help defray the cost of their sometimes astronomical vet bills while they wait for forever homes.
Visit The Mickaboo Angel Program to find out how YOU can become an Angel too!
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn
Open Your Hearts!
and help create a "Mickaboo Miracle"

In our last issue, we posted a plea asking you to open your homes to some very special, hard to place little guys who have since been affectionately named "the Gnarly Zons", and the response was phenomenal.

It is with a very glad heart that I can report that ALL 6 of the Gnarly Boys have been adopted!

These gnarly zons that have been adopted into forever homes have been making dramatic progress, even to the point that several adopters have said the birds didn't deserve their "gnarly" reputations and had gotten a bad rap. What has been most amazing for the group of gnarly adopters is that most initially had few expectations of their amazon and have been pleasantly surprised.

The adopters for the gnarlies have even formed an email support group where they can share, celebrate and ask questions about their zons.


"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." Helen Keller

What's New in the Coo Coo Nest!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest pet dove is:

WHO: Methuselah
AGE: 34 years this month
WHERE: Harxheim, Germany
HATCHED: April 1975

The world's oldest dove is Methuselah, a white, male collared dove who was hatched in April 1975 and is owned by Manfred Meller of Harxheim, Germany.

MickaCoo is a division of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue dedicated to the rescue of doves and pigeons, a sadly overlooked segment of the avian companion population.

Doves and pigeons, rescued from local animal shelters, make great pets. They're sweet, smart, calm and full of personality but, because people aren't aware of them, they often can't find good homes. These domesticated birds can't survive in the wild and are relatively easy to care for (quiet, non-biting, non-chewing, non-plucking).

Doves and pigeons need:
Safe place (indoors or outdoors, protected from weather and predators)
Room to move (3' high x 3' deep x 5' long is good for 4 to 6 small doves or 1 to 2 large pigeons)
Fresh food (dove or pigeon feed), water, grit & greens daily
Company (either yours or another bird's)
Family planning (if you have a mated pair, you need to replace real eggs with fake ones or build a bigger aviary soon!)

Three very unique and brave little birds that are ready for a good home are:

Audrey is a very lucky dove indeed. She is a lovely tangerine pied domestic dove that was found by a Mickaboo volunteer one day. Audrey was lost, scared, hungry and injured. With the help of a good vet, a kind volunteer, good food and a warm nest, Audrey has recovered and shown herself to be a very nice, sweet little bird. She is quite tame and sits nicely on her foster Mom's hand, wrist and shoulder. All Audrey needs now is a forever home.
Sparks & Allejandra (bonded pair):Sparks, a king pigeon, was attacked and severly injured by a dog and brought home from the SF ACC shelter as a foster. He spent a week at the vet and another 2 weeks recuperating at home but he's a strong pigeon and has made a full recovery. He is now bonded to Allejandra and is so devoted to his nest, that he'll often sit on the eggs (wooden for pij birth control) through a double shift.

Allejandra came into the shelter as an owner surrender (reason unknown) and was brought home as a foster. They are a loving pair and would do well in an aviary or loft.

If you have room in your home or aviary for any of these fostered birds, please contact the MickaCoo Adoption Coordinator and give her the good news! Be sure to check the Mickaboo website for more pigeons and doves that are also available.

Sage Advice!
for a healthier, happier you

9 Tips to a Happier You:

1. Understand what it is that will make you happy. Everyone has unique requirements for attaining happiness and what makes one person happy may be very different from what makes someone else happy. Revel in your individuality and do not worry about whether or not your desires are comparable to those of your peers.

2. Make a plan for attaining goals that you believe will make you happy. Your mood will very likely increase as your pursue your goal because you will feel better about yourself for going after something you value.

3. Surround yourself with happy people. It is easy to begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who think that way. Conversely, if you are around people who are happy, their emotional state will be infectious.

4. When something goes wrong, try to figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self pity. Truly happy people don't allow set- backs to affect their mood because they know that with a little though,t they can turn the circumstances back to their favor.

5. Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. These few minutes will give you the opportunity to focus on the positive things in your life and will lead you to continued happiness.

6. It is also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself. Whether you treat yourself to lunch, take a long, relaxing bath or simply spend a few extra minutes on your appearance, you will be subconsciously putting yourself in a better mood.

7. Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness. While there are times that require you to be serious, when it is appropriate, find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you unhappy.

8. Maintaining your health is another way to achieve happiness. Being overweight or not eating nutritious foods can have a negative effect on your mood. Additionally, exercise has been known to release endorphins that give you a feeling of happiness.

9. Finally, it is important to understand that you deserve happiness. Those who believe that they are not worthy of happiness may subconsciously sabotage their efforts to achieve happiness. If necessary, tell yourself each day that you deserve to be happy and remind yourself what steps you will take to achieve the happiness you desire.

Your personal happiness is contagious. If you are happy, your flock will feel your contentment and will share in your inner peace.

Did you know?

A duck's quack doesn't echo. Scientists don't know why. I'm sure the duck knows!

Tips and Tricks:
Help! My bird has escaped and is in the trees!

A parrot owner's worst nightmare, but it does happen all too often! With Spring upon us, the weather is becoming nicer and house doors are opening. Linda Hartwig, Mickaboo volunteer, shares some great information on safe and effective rescuing (just in case):

It is generally a very bad idea for both critter and human rescuer to climb trees. With birds, the result is usually spooking the bird back into flight and landing somewhere out of sight. You then have to look for the bird once again. Most large parrots who only have fright flight do not have the skills or ability to fly intentionally, but will take flight when spooked. This means they will need to climb down. Parrots will roost from dusk until dawn, so it is pretty safe to leave them after dark and return the next morning at dawn. Most parrots will come down on day number 3 and are in fine condition, even if it is does get a bit cold during the night (that is what those down feathers are for). Most predators will not disturb a roosting bird. Owls take their prey in flight and hawks hunt before complete darkness, also taking most prey in flight. Mammals will not climb a tree after the bird, so for the most part, the bird is much safer roosting in the tree. That is why they roost in the first place. Knowing the location of the parrot is 3/4 of the battle and after that, it is just waiting.

The rules to the game of get your large parrot out of a high tree:

* Once located, monitor the bird visually between dawn and dusk.
* Have an open carrier and two or three towels close by, but out of sight.
* If the parrot's body language shows interest in you, throw a party with a couple of familiar people within sight of the lofty bird. Share the parrot's favorite foods and really show a great deal of enjoyment over having such great food.
* Ignore the parrot until it calls out to you, then respond in your high pitched "we are having so much fun down here, come join us" voice.
* If bird settles(and it will the first two days) and appears to be roosting, move to just out of sight of the bird while still monitoring.
* On day three, if the parrot is not showing much interest, order pizza and have it delivered to the base of the tree.
* Share the yummy pizza with a couple of close friends and your parrot will join you very soon. (English muffins with bright strawberry jam has also worked.)

I'm 3 for 3 getting Macaws down without hurting myself or losing the bird. In flight is the most likely place a parrot will be injured or killed when loose. Therefore, avoiding scaring the bird back into flight is the first goal of any rescue. The bottom line is - humans belong on the ground and if the parrot is hungry enough, it will join you.

Recipes for the Chic Beak:
Claudia's Birdie Breakfast Frittata
(otherwise known as - How to Hide the Veggies)

This recipe varies depending on what veggies you have on hand, so will be different each time!

* Beat 5 eggs.
* Finely chop any fresh greens (kale, collards, mustard, parsley).
* Dice bell or other peppers, tomatoes, snow peas, snap peas or string beans, zucchini, yellow crook neck squash, Persian cucumbers, any type of cooked sweet potato or yam (my birds especially like Japanese sweet potato), small amount of fresh ginger.
* Add thawed or fresh corn, a palm full of raw pepitos, dried cranberries, or other nuts.
* Mix together well, making sure egg covers and binds all the ingredients.
* Cover with Saran Wrap and microwave on high for 9 - 10 minutes.
(I use a large glass bowl sprayed with olive oil to prevent sticking.)
* Test with a toothpick - it should be firm and cooked all the way through, but not totally dried out.
* Let cool and cut into chunks.

(serves 10 large, hungry birds - any leftovers should be given to the dog)

Recipes For Your Human Flock:
Tortellini Salad
easy recipe by Dianne Lynch

With summer rapidly approaching, you will have less and less time to cook. This is an easy way to prepare a healthy and yummy meal and is easily adaptable for your family.

your favorite tortellini
pesto sauce (Costco has a great 22 oz jar - all natural)
marinated artichoke hearts
cherry tomatoes
chopped or sliced red onions
salt and pepper to taste
pine nuts
anything else you want to throw in there!

Directions: cook and drain the tortellini - mix in pesto sauce while still warm. Let cool and mix in everything else.

You can add other ingredients to suit your family's taste. I like to add ham or chicken chunks. Raw zucchini, celery, broccoli and cauliflower can be added as well. Just have fun with it!

In The News:
Amazon Sounds Fire Alarm and Saves Family!

Emily Longnecker/Eyewitness News Muncie, Indiana Oct 23, 2007 (a few years old, but well worth noting!)

A parrot's alert may have saved the life of a Muncie father and his son. Their house burned this weekend, leaving them without a home.

Friday night, Shannon Conwell and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie. Around 3 a.m., they were awakened to find their home on fire after hearing the family's parrot, Peanut, imitating a smoke alarm.

"The bird just started squawking, and he mocks everything he hears," Conwell said. "He was really screaming his head off."

While the smoke alarm was going off, it was the bird's call that caught Conwell's attention.

"I sit up, smoke everywhere and then I get up and I see fire starting. Fire everywhere," Conwell recalled. "I grabbed my son and my bird, and got out of the house."

"I remember my dad grabbing me and the bird and ran out of the house," Tyler Conwell said.

The home was destroyed in the fire, and the Conwells will have to find somewhere else to live, along with their new hero, Peanut.

"If he wasn't here, we wouldn't be here today," Conwell said. "He's family. He's been family since day one."

Conwell said he only bought the bird six months ago, but feels now that it may have been fate. "Something told me we had to have this bird," he said. "I always thought that I paid a lot of money for this bird, but it's the best money I ever invested in."

The Medicine Cabinet:
Exercise and The Perch Potato:
by Louisa Jaskulski, Vet Tech at Wildwood Veterinary Hospital:

This information is in no way meant to replace discussing an exercise program with your veterinaran to ensure your bird gets enough exercise, but it is helpful info why exercise is so important and gives some good suggestions on exercises (know your bird's limitations and be in tune with their body language of course). The main point to take away to keep those zons moving.

Thoughts on Exercise - We know birds are designed to be very active and athletic. The ability to fly requires exquisite oxygenation and muscular adaptations. Wild birds fly many miles daily, as well as climbing, playing, foraging, ripping things up etc.

The biggest muscles on flying birds are the pectoral (chest) muscles, which function to pull the wings down during flight. (I imagine it may be different for running birds like ostriches, but I digress.) So exercises to work those big muscles are important.

Negative consequences of lack of exercise include muscle atrophy, heart disease and artherosclerosis, and moodiness. Keeping them on a normally low fat diet consistent with the needs of the species is critical as well to prevent heart disease, and also helps keep sex hormones down.

It can be a real challenge to provide exercise opportunities to caged birds. The bigger the cage the better, obviously. Place food and especially treats at different heights in the cage so they have to climb around to get them. Foraging toys that require the bird to reach and pull, or physically tear open a box or paper twist after they get hold of it, can also help.

For example, Amazons can tend to be real "couch potatoes" as they mature, so they really need to move around. My old rescue Amazon (Phoenix) has severe heart disease from being on a seed diet for years in the past, which makes the need even more critical. So inside his cage I put his favorite treats in his foraging wheel way low (he never climbs down low in his cage otherwise), or hanging from a skewer so he has to reach and wrestle with it.

Out of cage time is critical. Too many "play stands" are actually just out of cage perches - nothing for the bird to do but sit there. Look for playstands that have many levels and activity potential.

If the bird is flighted (one of mine is), that is great exercise, as long as your bird is supervised, you have eliminated dangers (open doors, open toilet seats, no one is cooking, etc) and the bird is an adept flier.

If they are not flighted, but have trimmed wings, they can still flap. Some people hold the bird on their hand/arm and bring the hand/arm down quickly so the bird flaps. Make it a big silly game and go as long as the bird (and your hand/arm muscles) will tolerate.

Some birds (like Phoenix) are not comfortable with my pulling him down like that. With him what I do is hold him over his back - my thumb curls around one side of his body under his wing, my index finger is flat on his back pointing toward his head, and the other 3 fingers are curled around the other side of his body under his wing. I can then hold him parallel to the floor in a normal flying position, and I walk with him like that - he flaps and flaps. Because of his heart disease, I cannot flap him for more then a minute (max) before he starts really panting, so I stop and cuddle him and tell him "Catch your breath", and then we do it a few more times with breaks in between each time. Then there is more loving and he goes back to his cage and gets a treat.

I have successfully used the above hold-over-the-back technique with smaller birds as well. It takes a few times for them to get used to it, and to learn you will not drop them - but it gives them a good flapping workout in a more normal flying position.

I think it is very helpful to do this at least twice a day, more often if you are home during the day.

Birds can also get good exercise walking around and climbing up on things - but be VERY CAREFUL if your bird is on the floor - the dangers are stepping on them, another pet catching them, or them ingesting something toxic that they find on the floor.

Make it fun. Do it as often as you can. Enjoy!

Windows, Doors and Skylights:

Just like wild birds, our pet birds do not understand glass, and will try to fly right through it. There are precautions you can take to ensure your flock do not injure themselves.

One precaution you can take is to keep your bird's wings clipped. This will not necessarily prevent him from flying, but it will slow down his speed. Using a flight suit with a lanyard could also be helpful.

Use drapes, blinds, or shades to cover your windows when your bird is loose. Install decals on your windows, similar to those used to deter wild birds.

Take your bird to the window and tap on the glass, let them touch it and know that there is a solid object there.

Make sure your screens are strong and installed securely. Check them regularly for any holes or loose wire that could injure your bird.

Curtains and drapery can pose hazards if toenails become caught in the fabric or the bird becomes entangled in the cord. Keep your bird's nails clipped to the appropriate length.


Clip Those Wings: While it is understandable for an owner to want to allow their bird free flight, it is a gift that comes with too many dangers. Open windows, ceiling fans, mirrors, fire and hot stoves are just a few of the dangers which may prove fatal for unclipped birds.

Know Your Bird: Know your bird's personality. Because birds naturally hide symptoms, even the most tame, loving bird will not often appear sick until it can no longer hide its symptoms. Subtle changes in behavior, eating patterns, noise level, etc. may indicate illness.

See Your Avian Vet Regularly: See your vet yearly - he or she might be able to pick up signs of illness before you do. These yearly exams are also a great time to discuss behavior, grooming, feeding, or other bird concerns.

Be Aware of Dangers in Your Home: Take a stroll around your house, room by room and become aware of anything you might deem a hazard. Take steps to correct any potential danger, if possible. Read bird magazines, talk to avian vets and other bird people to get valuable advice. Try to rid your home of as many bird dangers as possible.

Always Observe Your Bird Out of Its Cage: Birds can be quite mischievous when you are not looking and if you are not present to prevent a dangerous situation, the bird may make it worse in the time you are absent. Always be sure you are nearby when your bird is playing out of its cage. Watch your bird carefully and try to detect anything they do around the house that may be potentionally harmful. (Example: my male eclectus will try to climb into the dishwasher if he thinks I'm not looking).

Feed Your Bird A Proper Diet: Birds fed a complete diet have a better immune system and are better able to fight off disease and illness. These birds are less likely to have an emergency medical situation due to illness.

Be Prepared: Always have the following on hand: Avian Vet's phone number/directions, Emergency Vet's phone number/directions, styptic powder, bandaging, safety scissors, an appropriately sized towel and a carrier.

Avian Humor:
(The plight of the foster parront)

A gentle giant owns my heart,
A willing slave right from the start.
You well may think that it's absurd,
To be so captured by a bird.

His voice calls out in quick refrain,
My heart leaps as I hear my name.
I stumble in my haste to see
just what my Master wants from me.

I round the corner, stop and smile,
I catch my breath and watch awhile;
His soft grey eyes and stubby toes,
Wing stretching from his night's repose.

His mumbly voice says "love, love, love",
then imitates the coo of doves.
I breath a sigh of profound ardor;
To let him go is getting harder.

He makes his way across the cage,
His hesitance reveals his age.
No need for hurry in his race
to share some kisses face to face.

He tilts his head in quiet ponder
to see what foods I have to offer.
He gently takes a piece of fruit
and mumbles "Want some?" He's so cute!

I can't look back on what began
a life bereft for this old man.
I offer love and hope to serve
The kind of future he deserves.

For Maynard, who deserves so much more than I can ever give him.
Dianne Lynch, Foster Parent

No caption necessary... this picture says it all!

Toys for Enrichment:
by Christine Arnott, Enrichment Specialist
"Necessity is the Mother of Invention". I never really understood that saying until I started making my own bird toys for my flock. I was frustrated at the lack of quality and imagination in the toys that I was spending a fortune on. They didn't capture my imagination, and as I started doing my own research, I discovered that they weren't always using materials that were safe for my birds.

I have two featherpickers in my flock and I needed to change a few things, including diet and toys. I decided to make all my own toys. The difference in my birds since I started providing "enrichment" in the form of home-made toys is nothing short of amazing! They are happy, extremely well-adjusted, quieter, less aggressive and more outgoing with everyone they meet! I urge everyone to increase the level of "enrichment" in their bird's lives anyway they can! Start simple and let your imagination run wild with the possibilities.

Foraging cages are not just to stuff nuts in anymore! They make wonderful toy "bases" for shreddable fun. The items you use to fill them do not have to be expensive. Simple, affordable items are available at any "Dollar Tree" store. Items such as corn husk tamale wrappers, paper coin wrappers, Chinese Finger Traps,crumpled tissue paper , crumpled cupcake wrappers, crumpled coffee filters and crinkled gift bag paper can all be stuffed inside, while seagrass ribbon, seagrass rope and paper rope can be tied to the outside of the foraging cages for added "preening" enjoyment! You can also get fancy and add things like straw or bamboo hats, bamboo leaves (available at Asian supermarkets, used for cooking), cut up maize mats, cut up seagrass mats, pieces of safe wood, popsicle sticks, rose hips, pieces of corrugated cardboard, shipping tubes sliced into homemade Birdy Bagels and any other shreddable goodies you can think of!

Pieces of old toys that you previously would have thrown away now have a new life inside the foraging cages! My TAG loves to destroy balsa wood and does so at an astonishing rate, so now I put pieces of balsa wood in her foraging cage and it makes her have to work harder. It lasts a little longer and keeps her busier.

Keeping my birds busy with their toys and foraging cages helps keep the hormonal birds distracted. The former featherpickers, when kept busy foraging, no longer pluck. My blue and gold macaw, Bob, is very hormonal right now and keeping him busy shredding and chewing through his foraging cages (he has three that I stuff and refill every couple of days) is well worth the few minutes it takes me to line up the cages and stuff with goodies. They keep him busy and QUIET!

A Busy Beak is a Happy (and Quiet!) Beak!

This is an inexpensive and reusable way to keep your birds, and your pocketbook, happy during these tough economic times. It may take you a little extra time to fill up the foraging cage, but that's the tradeoff of saving money instead of buying an expensive toy and hanging it in the cage. The added benefit of stuffing your own cages is that you learn exactly what your bird likes and you have control over what you want to put in their toy to make it new and different every time you refill it. You can customize it to your bird's individual tastes.

If you have fun stuffing it, they will have fun destroying it!

Upcoming Events:
Email to pre-register

Nail and Wing Trim Clinic
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Andy's Pet Shop, 1280 The Alameda (at Julian), San Jose, CA (408) 297-0840

Cost: $10 for one service for one bird; $15 for both services for one bird.
Appointments are strongly recommended and must be received by noon, Saturday 4/25.

Sacramento Adoption Fair
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Time: 11:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608 (916)264-2700

Scheduled Bird Care Classes:    [ email to sign up ]
April 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM Santa Cruz Basic Class - Santa Cruz County Shelter, 2200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
April 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM Sacramento Basic Class - Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864
April 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM South Bay Basic Class - For Other Living Things, 1261 S. Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
April 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM East Bay Basic Class - Pueblo Springs, 27951 Pueblo Springs Drive, Hayward
April 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM North Bay Basic Class - Marin Humane Society, Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
May 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM South Bay Basic Class Andy's Pet Shop, 1280 The Alameda, San Jose
May 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM San Francisco/Peninsula Basic Class - Pet Food Express, 1975 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
June 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM San Francisco/Peninsula Basic Class - Pet Food Express, 1975 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

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