Recently we were happy to give a tour to some of the residences from “Freedom Point at The Villages! It was a good time had by all! A special Thank you to Valerie (Program Director for Freedom Point) for organizing the group that wished to come on this trip and making sure everyone had a safe and enlightening experience with the Sanctuary Parrots.
The pictures that follow are from the property 3 months ago until currently. We have had a good friend Dave doing airbrush artistry on the old mobile building that will one day serve as our office and gift store.(Make sure you enlarge picture so you can see his amazing detail to mobile building!) He is charging us a fraction of what anyone would because he really loves what we are doing and sees our vision! The workshop is complete thanks to Billy and Jeff, complete with storage, multiple electric outlets, lighting and shelter for our equipment!
Please stay in touch and let us know if you have any resources that can help with our goal to help many more Parrots in need of Sanctuary.
Thank you in advance for all our your support, past, present and future!
One of the most generous donations is an ongoing 400.00 a month contribution towards Almonds for all of our larger birds (160.00 a bag for 40 #) something we simply could not afford, and 2 different 50# bags of pellets! Marty has asked us to please continue this order and we are just amazed by the love that continues to come from this family, especially at this time. Their family members that they trusted in our care included Obi a beautiful, loving, Moluccan Cockatoo, Marissa, a sweet Female Eclectus, Paulie, A very rare Amazon who is now residing in the Amazon Flight with his other Amazon Buddies and a Ciaque named Rio. Rio passed away in our facility after a few months with us, and after a necropsy, was found to have a long term liver disease. Upon Don and Marty’s request, Rio was cremated and his ashes are with Marty. We were all thankful that Rio was able to spend the last few months of his life here at FEBS with his own kind and played right up to the very last minute!
Don and Marty made this very difficult decision to place their beloved birds with FEBS because of the health issues they were having and needed to move back home closer to family. Don was able to come visit their birds a few times before they moved. I personally became fast friends with this couple and had many conversations with Don, he was a true Bird Lover and could not do enough for his own to ensure their well being. Our love and hope that Marty will be surrounded with friends and family through this time and Don, we know that you are looking over this Sanctuary from Heaven and we take comfort in that.
All our Love, Obi, Marissa, Paulie and all of the staff and birds at Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary!