Heroes

September 10, 2017
While checking I-95 this morning for stranded motorists, Cpl. Laff of Post 23-Brunswick stopped with a vehicle near mile post 10 in Camden County. The vehicle had been left unattended for approximately twelve hours. Inside the vehicle was a bird cage with five parakeets. Animal control was unable to respond and take possession of the birds. Cpl. Laff, being an avid animal lover, made the command decision to remove the birds from the vehicle and relocate them to Post 23. A tip of the Trooper hat to Cpl. Laff, Post 23’s Pet Detective!
– From the Georgia Department of Public Safety facebook page

Heroes

Usually it’s Cooper who likes to promote the heroes, shelters and rescues who help her feathered friends. Today, it’s Harvey’s turn.

Working hurricane relief, when suddenly…  On reddit

“lil buddy” is doing just fine, has made a ton of friends. It’s amusing to watch all these soldiers drop what they’re doing to come feed him peanuts….lil buddy has been supervising the relief effort from a high perch. With the OPTEMPO we’re pushing here it’s hard to keep track of him but the marines have spotted him a few times. And I will do what I can to reunite “lil buddy” with his home.

 Parrots belonging to evacuees at the Delco center in Austin. Stephen Spillman

If you are looking to volunteer or donate, the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCARedRover and Best Friends Animal Society are all assisting animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Heroes

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 The Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE).

CAARE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization in North Dakota devoted to the welfare of companion parrots. They help parrots find new homes as well as educate the public on caring for birds. 

They have a room dedicated to large parrots and one for small parrots. CAARE does on site visits (nursing homes, schools, etc) as well.

If you live in the area and would like to help, you can adopt or volunteer. You can also support this organization by donating. CAARE has a facebook page where you can see photos of the parrots posing with their adoptive humans. Cooper loves to see the photos of the birds with their new families.