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Home > Help Us > Gimme Shelter! > Issue 2: September 2003 > Budd

Budd - Patagonian Conure (Photo © 2003 Tina McCormick)Budd

Budd, a Patagonian Conure, was surrendered to MAARS in June 2002 when his guardian of ten years, a career military man, was being frequently relocated out of state and overseas in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. Budd had spent many months with his guardian's mother prior to coming to MAARS and had relapsed into feather-picking behaviors during this stressful time.

Budd is very sweet, gentle, and affectionate and soon fell in love with a Red-lored Amazon named Fred. The two of them play and vocalize all day long and Fred has become quite aggressive towards anyone who might interfere with him being at Budd's side. Despite a balanced diet, nutritional supplements, a flock, and a companion, Budd has not permitted his feathers to regrow. But the MAARS flock knows that beauty is so much more than just skin deep!

Recently, Fred developed a severe allergic-type reaction and was placed in foster care until his condition is under control. Budd is somewhat lonely but has solicited a great deal of attention and camaraderie from MAARS staff and Volunteers.

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The MAARS Annual Membership Program gives you and our other loyal MAARS Supporting Flock Members the opportunity to help MAARS on an ongoing, sustaining basis. Your annual financial contribution will allow us to continue to provide and expand our valuable rescue, intake, care, veterinary and behavioral evaluation and treatment, adoption, sanctuary, outreach, and educational services for the displaced captive birds who we meet and the people whose lives they touch.

With so little, you can do so much to change the lives of birds like Budd. On average, it takes $1.00 per day to care for each MAARS bird. Every small donation makes a big difference, and big donations help even more. Your participation in the MAARS Annual Membership Program will help save and improve the lives of hundreds of parrots and other displaced captive birds.

Please join MAARS today! Give them shelter! Ease their pain! Stop the cycle! And know that you made one corner of the world a better place for another living creature!

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Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID# 41-1944074) and is registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General of Minnesota as a charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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