A non-profit, lifelong sanctuary for Abused,
Neglected and Abandoned Companion Parrots
Our Mission: Lifetime Shelter and Public Education
A Tribute to Red
It is with great sadness that we share with everyone that Red, one of the Garuda Aviary’s Green-winged Macaws, passed away in the wee hours of Thursday morning, February 27. He was very ill with a recurrence of the growth in his mouth and throat that we treated successfully almost two years ago. He needed surgery and afterwards he seemed to be recovering. Post-surgery he was taken into our Avian Veterinarian’s home overnight so that he could be closely monitored. It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of his passing. He will be greatly missed by all, but especially by his lifelong Flock Partner, Jack, our female Scarlett Macaw. To see more about Red, please go to our Bird of the Month page.
We gave Red the best veterinarian care possible and we need your help to cover the cost of Red’s surgery and medical care, as well as to continue to offer the best care to the rest of our Flock. The total cost for Red’s surgery and his medical care is $873.46 and we are asking for your help to cover those costs. Please donate NOW by clicking on the DONATE button on the upper right, and noting that your contribution is for “Vet Care for Red” or by mailing your contribution to The Garuda Aviary, 18400 River Road, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Update: Thanks to all of you who have donated and who are spreading the word (especially through Facebook which is really effective), we have raised $485 at this time!
On behalf of Red, we thank you very much for your kind contribution — you will be making a real difference in the lives of our parrots.
We have a “Bird of the Month” page you might find interesting! Click on that button above.
The Garuda Aviary is a non-profit sanctuary whose mission is to provide lifelong care for abused, neglected and abandoned companion parrots as well as provide education to the public about the plight of parrots worldwide.
Currently Garuda Aviary provides care for over 50 Parrots, many of whom have been reintroduced to life as “part of the flock” for the first time in their lives. In addition to our climate-controlled indoor facility, our birds can experience the feel of the sun on their wings in our spacious outdoor flight cage.
We are also committed to educating the public about the huge commitment, responsibility and difficulty of keeping parrots as pets and address the tragic effects of the cruel and inhumane illicit bird trade. The goal is to prevent future abuse, neglect and abandonment.
We invite you to please take a moment right NOW and view this short 10 minute video, which will give you a complete overview of the Garuda Aviary and our mission of compassion.
Please be patient, it will stay black for a few seconds before playing!
Become a supporter of the Garuda Aviary TODAY and be a part of helping to make a HUGE difference in the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned Parrots!
We rely solely on contributions from our kind supporters.
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Here is a recent MSN News article about the problem with parrots as pets:
Parrot rescuers struggle to keep up with unwanted birds