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Challenge for the New Year

 By Michelle S. Yesney, Chief Executive Officer

Well, it’s time for the end-of-year summary and the time to look forward into Mickaboo’s future.
It’s been a pretty busy year for Mickaboo - our intake numbers exceeded last year’s numbers by 64 birds. What made this a particularly difficult year was the incoming flocks - birds coming in bunches. Often these flocks are small birds - budgies, cockatiels and finches. The last group of 43 was a mixed flock ranging from finches to large rosellas. 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 540 foster birds thank the following individuals and companies for supporting us by donating goods and services. 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

Featured Volunteer: Michelle Yesney

 By Shauna Hill

For our last article of 2016 we wanted to feature our dear Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Yesney. She is in a leadership role but is one of the most approachable people and really works tirelessly to help keep this organization going. So, we wanted to take some time and let folks get to know Michelle a little better with the following interview. View PDF in a new window

Angel Bird Updates

 By Delayna Myers

Mickaboo’s commitment is to keep our doors open to ill, injured, abused, neglected and unwanted companion birds in Northern California and beyond. The veterinary expenses for some of our rescued birds are significant; we call these birds "Angel Birds". View PDF in a new window

Bird Safe Ceiling Fans

 By Louisa Jaskulski

I now live in Arizona, where in the summer ceiling fans are a requirement, not an option. I also have some birds that are flighted (lories, rosellas, finches). I went on a hunt to find attractive ceiling fans with blades that were enclosed in wire “cages”. There were none in any stores that I saw anywhere. View PDF in a new window

Saving Miu

 By Elizabeth Young, Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Miu was one of more than 40 birds displaced when their person, a San Jose resident, died in November. There were 20 finches, 10 budgies, lovebirds, rosellas, doves and two pigeons. (Their person had bred and sold birds for many years. In the past, he had hundreds.) The deceased's family reached out to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue (the parrot rescue with whom we partnered for our first four years as MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue) to take the birds out of his backyard aviaries and into their rescue (except for the two pigeons which they simply let out of the aviary). View PDF in a new window

Bird of the Month

 By The Editor

Hi, my name is Fez and I’m about 11 years old. I came to Mickaboo a couple of years ago and then was adopted by a nice lady and her family. Sadly I was returned to Mickaboo recently due to sickness and stress in my adopted family. My adoption mom loved me so much and decided it was best to return me to Mickaboo so I didn't get stressed and sick myself. So I’m back and am hoping to find another nice person or family to adopt me and be my forever home. Read More...