Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Based in Minneapolis - St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota and serving Midwest.



1360 University Ave W #347  St. Paul, MN 55104  

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Home > Help Us > Gimme Shelter! > Issue 3: July 2004 > Frank & Frances

Frank and Frances - Cockatiel (Photo © 2003 Tina McCormick)Frank & Frances

Cockatiels Frank & Frances have been together for a very long time. They were rescued by MAARS from deplorable conditions in November 2000 along with their flock of almost fifty other Cockatiels. Due to chronic health concerns, Frank & Frances were placed on permanent sanctuary status at The Landing. Their days have been spent amongst friends, never far from each other's sides, socializing, preening, and chatting.

In early spring 2004, Frances developed an incurable condition in one eye that requires twice-daily medication. It is impossible to take Frances out of the flight cage without Frank following close behind, looking out for her as any concerned mate would. He has made it loud and clear to all the MAARS Shift Managers that he intends to carefully supervise administration of Frances' eyedrops from their shoulders each and every time they are given. Once Frances is done and set back on a perch, Frank hops off the Shift Manager's shoulder and resumes his rightful place beside Frances, satisfied that she is unharmed.

The medication has produced remarkable results; as long as the pain and swelling of her eye can be controlled, Frances will be able to maintain all of her daily activities and quality of life. Thanks to MAARS, Frances and Frank will have many more days to love each other and be together.

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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 Frank & Frances. 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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