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Happy New Year from Mickaboo to All of Our Volunteers!

By Michelle Yesney, CEO

First, let me start with an expression of gratitude for the universe of wonderful people who make our rescue work:
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped to make 2019 a good year for Mickaboo and our wonderful birds. Thank you to our volunteers, our donors, and all of the well-wishers who support and encourage our efforts. Thank you to our veterinarians and their staffs, to the people who provide us with space for our classes, those who help with outreach, and those of you who donate materials that help us feed and care for our birds, and fabulous gifts that we can sell to pay our bills. View PDF in a new window

Featured Volunteer – Joan Zweben

By Shauna Hill

The volunteer we are featuring this time is Joan Zweben, on our Home Visit Team. As mentioned in the previous article, we are highlighting the awesome team that manages our home visits. Home visits are a critical part of the approval process for potential adopters and foster parents. Let’s get to know Joan a little better. View PDF in a new window

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Shauna Hill

Mickaboo is often contacted about taking in birds whose owners are unable to care for them. A takeaway from this story would be a reminder to plan for your bird’s care in the event they outlive you, or illness prevents you from being able to care for them as you used to. That is a very important topic but that’s not the focus of this article. It’s to share how neighbors banded together to care for their neighbor’s cherished birds until the birds could be moved into Mickaboo foster homes. These neighbors are the kind of neighbors we all wish for, the kind that have your back and pitch in to go above and beyond bringing in the mail or mowing the lawn. View PDF in a new window

Angel Sponsorship Update - Paco

By Petr Kosina

[Editor’s note: Our most medically needy birds are put on a list here , awaiting sponsors for their health costs. Paco is one of these birds; this article is an update on his health status and quality of life.] Paco, a red-lored amazon, is now about 45 or 46 years old and is almost completely blind. He has some chronic health issues - an enlarged heart and advanced arthritis - but otherwise is in stable condition. He gets his medicine twice a day on a graham cracker and has a special cage arrangement so that he can move around safely. Despite his limited vision, he likes to explore the corners of the room and the space under the cage. He also likes to sit on his cage door in the evening and whistle his own melodies on full volume! View PDF in a 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 430 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

Bird of the Month

By the Editor

Hi! My name is BJ aka "Bobby". I am a Yellow Nape Amazon thought to be a middle-aged bird possibly 25 - 30 years old. I came to Mickaboo when they found me with my former owner who had passed away. I miss her dearly! But, I am settling in well in my foster home. Within days of arriving I was already stepping up for my foster mom and my foster dad. I am not shy and I do not have a preference between men and women.  Read More...