January 2014 Newsletter

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Welcome 2014...

 By Michelle Yesney, Chief Executive Officer

Well, we've made it through another year. Because of all of you, there are more companion birds that are alive, healthy, and in good homes than there would have been without you. Like all of our years together, there have been some sad times, some nasty encounters with reality, and some occasions of great joy. The significance of the joy we experience is greater because of the sadness that we know lurks always in the background. View PDF in new window

Annual Holiday Fundraiser Donor Thank You

 By Pamela Lee

Mickaboo’s Annual Holiday Party and Funraiser is our most important fundraiser of the year. The Board of Directors, volunteers, and our over 400 foster birds thank the following individuals and companies for their support, by donating silent auction and other items. Whether you gave a little or a lot, your kindness helps to ensure our rescue birds receive the care they need before they go to their "forever" homes. View PDF in a new window

Duckie, A Mickaboo Miracle

A Story of Courage, Challenges, Grace, and Love Or, Why We Do the Things We Do!

 By Louisa Jaskulski, RVT & Mickaboo Volunteer

Meet Duckie, a male Yellow Nape Amazon. His leg band said he was 25 years old. When he came into our care, he was a mess. He has had big medical bills. But he has a strong spirit, a big heart, and is a loyal friend.. I am so glad that Mickaboo gave him a chance - his story shows the miracles Mickaboo makes possible. View PDF in a new window

Featured Volunteer: Doris Muller

 By Shauna Hill

If you have ever watched the 1970’s television show “Baretta”, you may have admired a handsome Triton Sulphur Crested Cockatoo named Fred who stole the scene many times from the show’s star, Robert Blake. That was my first cockatoo crush and I have admired them since. Incredibly intelligent, playful and energetic, there is much to love about them. That’s why I was excited to have a chance to interview this newsletter’s featured volunteer, who happens to be our cockatoo coordinator – Doris Muller. View PDF in a new window

Augie - The Saga of a Naked Nanday

 By Mary Miller

[Editor’s Note: This story was written by one of Mickaboo’s volunteers about her first adoption experience.]

After my dog died last year one of my co-workers, who knew I had two parakeets, suggested that I rescue a bird. Rescue a bird??? I didn’t even know there was such a thing! She told me about Mickaboo so I went on their website and took the first step on a journey that would change my life. After much thought and investigation I decided I wanted a conure. But which one??? View PDF in a new window

Every Bird Deserves Compassion

 By Guest Author Elizabeth Young, Founder and Executive Director of MickaCoo Pigeon &  Dove Rescue

Before MickaCoo, there was little hope for the hundreds of domestic pigeons and doves that were found and surrendered to Bay Area animal shelters every year. The shelters had no adoption programs for these birds and the vast majority was killed when their shelter time was up. As the only Bay Area organization dedicated to rescuing unreleasable pigeons and doves, MickaCoo is closing this fatal gap in the animal welfare network and is saving lives- more than 600 so far.View PDF in a new window

Mickaboo Calendars are Here - and Other News

 By Pamela Lee

Next year is near, and Mickaboo’s 2014 calendars are here! We have colorful year-at-a-glance and wall calendars for you and your bird-loving friends and family, with bunches of flocks to choose from. Everyone loves a partridge in a pear tree, but how about a budgie or Umbrella ‘Too calendar instead? Take a peek at our Mickaboo store to see these and other gift ideas. Aside from brightening your wall, a portion of each of your purchases will help Mickaboo pay for the rescue and care of our 400+ foster flock.View PDF in a new window

Bird of the Month

 By The Editor

Hi my name is Boomer! I'm an older guy. I am at least 26 years old because that was how long ago my old family rescued me. I have a long road ahead of me to healthy, but I know there is a wonderful home for out there somewhere. If you think your home might be the one, please email the macaw coordinator. Read More.......