I am the owner of 4AnimalCare.org, a rescue, rehab and behavior modification network with volunteers across the country ready to help contribute time, effort and knowledge for animal welfare. We have re-homed dogs, countless cats and are growing our activities in exotic bird care. Iíd like to provide the answers to your questions and concerns about how to recognize animals in need, what you can do in your area and contribute to supporting you through the initial adjustment time after adopting a previously neglected animal. If I donít have the answers, Iíll do whatever I can to find someone who does!
Endangered/Protected species caretaker working with state veterinarians more than 25 years. Exotic bird care, macaws a specialty, working with breeders, researchers and veterinarians (ongoing) Cats (40 years), rodents and marsupials
United Media Syndicate (weekly column); United Press International/Associated Press (daily); Bird Talk Magazine; various others
Certified Avian Specialist; Certified Opossum Expert; State Licensed Animal Rescue & Consults
Listed in 3 Who's Who publications for outstanding accomplishment in field
-- You are doing the right thing. I have already forwarded your well connected information to colleagues and friends, all of whom will be signing the petition, forwarding it even more and sending letters/emails
-- Hi Judy. Amazons are, I'm afraid, notorious for what you're seeing. BUT not all hope is lost. They are truly a loving, sweet bird if they bond with you. Keep in mind that this poor bird has
--Absolutely! Ways that people can get involved include volunteering at shelters, preserves, independent rescues, even zoos, which are now often highly respected habitats rather than old fashioned, barred
-- The characteristics you're describing are absolutely in keeping with a non-socialized animal that is a relatively 'blank page' at this point. It's very possible to encourage a happy, well adjusted
Start SMALL. As in with 'small' dogs. While you're starting out, volunteer at your local animal rescue or humane society to learn how to professionally handle all sizes and temperaments of dogs.