Cooper decided that once a month she wants to feature those who rescue, shelter or are active in the conservation of her feathered friends. This month she would like to promote Burge Bird Rescue.This Kansas City, Missouri non profit was started by veterinarian Dr. Julie Burge in 1990. She, her staff and volunteers provide medical help and shelter for birds. Birds available for adoption include parrots, doves, cockatiels and budgies. You must pass a screening interview to adopt. Birds that will remain at the shelter (due to special needs or medical issues, for example) reside in the Sanctuary Room. The website has bios and photos of the birds and information about bird care. There are rescue stories, too. Some birds are available for sponsorship.If you are thinking about sponsoring a bird, donating to a worthy cause or would like to add a bird to your family (and are in the Missouri area), please contact Burge Bird Rescue here.