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Parrots of Pueblo
« on: February 07, 2010, 05:13:08 PM »

From the news:
PUEBLO, Colorado - 43 parrots have been rescued from a condemned home in east Pueblo where they were being kept in inhumane conditions, authorities said.
"It's really a sad, sad situation," said Donna Straub, director of the Pueblo Community Animal Shelter. "This was an elderly man who had all of these tropical birds in a house with no heat and no water. The health department had condemned the home."

Animal control was notified Monday by neighbors who were concerned about what they thought were only about five birds in the home. Neighbors said the owner hadn't been seen at the home for several days.

Officials visited the home Tuesday and found 45 large macaw parrots. Two died before Pueblo Police confiscated the birds Wednesday. Another died at the Pueblo Zoo where it was taken for treatment.

"[The owner] had no money to feed them. He had given them some dog food but these birds were in bad shape," Straub said. She said the birds appeared to be malnourished.

Workers with The Gabriel Foundation, an exotic bird sanctuary in Elizabeth, came to Pueblo to assist with removing the birds and providing care for them.

The owner also had several dogs, cats and about 150 pigeons on the property but only the tropical birds were taken Wednesday."

Here is more about this horrific story told by one of the volunteers from Garbriel Foundation: http://thegabrielfoundation.org/documents/pueblogaye.pdf

On a positive note, now all 43 parrots are now at the gabriel foundation charity, well fed, watered and given lots of toys to play with and soon going to be taken care by an avian vet. Here is some more about how they settled in and how much people from the gabriel foundation have done for those birds http://thegabrielfoundation.org/documents/pueblogayepart2.pdf

Continuing our conversation about good people from the other day: An abstract from the Gabriel foundation newsletter:

"Your response to our call for help for these 42 birds has been inspirational. The outpouring of support and donations will help us provide veterinary care and new opportunities for these 38 macaws and 3 cockatoos deprived of so much for so long.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To date - 331 individuals, families and companies have provided donations. We've had donations from around the world: Canada, Japan, France. We've received over 200 toys, numerous perches, and enrichment items for the flock. Our plea for help with food for the flock has yielded over 500 # of fresh and frozen vegetables, greens and fruit.
We've received nearly a full pallet of nuts in shell from a major corporate donor. We're expecting hundreds of pounds of pellets, bird treats and seed from many other specialty manufacturers.
Volunteers have responded by donating over 100 hours of time to help ready cages, make toys and chop, prepare and freeze vegetables and fruit to feed the flock. With your donations, we've gotten 4 new cages to upgrade some of the Pueblo flock.
Veterinarians and technicians have offered to donate time next week when we begin to medically evaluate, test, groom and determine short and long term treatment plans for the flock.
So many of our professional members and supporters have helped by supplying many items on our request for veterinary medical supplies.
This scope of this case has touched so many, and your response has been an inspirational and motivating force for all of us at TGF.
Our Pueblo Bird Rescue Donor Hall of Fame will soon be posted on our website as we want to publicly thank EVERYONE who has made a difference for every one of these birds.
Visit our Pueblo Birds page frequently as we will continue to post new information about them and their progress."


I just thought this story is  tragic for the poor birds but very inspirational looking at how much support Gabriel Foundation received and how much they have done for these birds and lets keep fingers crossed and hope all the birds are going to survive and recover!
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Re: Parrots of Pueblo
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 05:34:28 PM »

Wow, thats an amazing story Irina. 45 parrots in one house! bloody hell, well at least their now in safe hands (apart from the 2 that did'nt make it :cry2:)
It's nice to hear of all the donations though,hopefully the rest will find nice homes  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 06:41:37 PM »

wow such a sad story but a happy ending hope all these birds find good homes
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Re: Parrots of Pueblo
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 06:49:55 PM »

Blimey, how sad is that :cry2:
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 03:04:05 PM »

I posted ages ago about these poor parrots but they are all doing well right now as I have just read an update and it is such a sad story to start with but so inspiring at the same time.
http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/puebloflockhistory.html

The Pueblo Rescue 1-20-2010


and here are all those parrots' piccies and all are now sponsored  :yahoo:
http://thegabrielfoundation.org/pueblosponsorship.html

And here you can see the photos of the Gabriel Foundation facilities where all the birds in their care reside
http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/tour.html
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Re: Parrots of Pueblo
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 02:42:24 PM »

Thanks for the update Irina  :thumbsup:
Wow! what a powerful video, like you say horrible at the start but inspiring what was done
for the surviving birds, at least they are finally well cared for, loved and happy at last,
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