P.O. Box 821 · Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 275-0568 · Fax: (651) 275-0457
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Minnesota Captive Bird Rescue and Adoption Organization Only Second in Nation to be Accredited by TAOS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2002
St. Louis Park, MN This summer, Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) earned the distinct honor of being only the second bird sanctuary and placement facility in the country accredited by The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS).
TAOS was founded in 1992 as a not-for-profit organization to support the work of animal sanctuaries. It works to improve the quality of life of sanctuary animals and to be a voice for change irresponsible attitudes about animals that lead to the need for organizations like MAARS in the first place. TAOS has recently recognized the severity of growing bird homelessness problem, and they invited MAARS Executive Director/CEO, Eileen McCarthy, to speak on this issue at their annual conference in April.
To earn its accreditation, MAARS' incorporation documents, IRS Form 990, annual expenditures, fundraising efforts, policies, procedures, philosophy, and animal care guidelines were reviewed by Craig Brestrup, Ph.D., TAOS Executive Director, and the MAARS shelter and sanctuary facility, The Landing, in St. Louis Park, MN, was inspected by Paul Cooper, DVM, TAOS Board of Directors member.
This prestigious accreditation now tells the public and MAARS funders that MAARS has met TAOS' high standards of care and operation and has achieved excellence in animal rescue and care and in organizational operations.
For more information about Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS), contact:
Eileen McCarthy, Executive Director/CEO
Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS)
P.O. Box 821
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 275-0568
Fax: (651) 275-0457
For more information about TAOS, contact:
Dr. Craig Brestrup
The Association of Sanctuaries
331 Old Blanco Road
Kendalia, TX 78027
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