Bird Hoarding

Written By: B.D. Butler - Aug• 07•11

hoard (hôrd, hrd)
n.
A hidden fund or supply stored for future use; a cache.
v. hoard·ed, hoard·ing, hoards
v.intr.
To gather or accumulate a hoard.
v.tr.
1. To accumulate a hoard of.
2. To keep hidden or private.

There have been some terrible instances of this in just the past few days, some to the degree that parrot lovers and the general public has never imagined! Fist in Troy Ohio, case of 90 birds starving, diseased, and actually turning to cannibalism for mere survival. Then Portland Tennessee…

Video of PORTLAND TN Bird Hoarder

 

http://featheredangels.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/there-is-a-desperate-situation-that-needs-our-help/

To be honest, I really can’t describe the contempt I have for any person that would put an animal through this kind of thing. I understand that it is a sickness, and should be treated as such. I just can’t put my mind around it, and I hope that the people that are responsible for doing this get the help that they clearly need.

Please look into donations, and what you can do to help these animals. Maybe a food donation, cash, or even the ability to foster one of these birds after they get a clean bill of health.

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This is what Deborah at http://featheredangels.wordpress.com had to say about the situation;

Hope is a gift!

05AUG20117 Comments

by Deborah in Front Page

The Troy Ohio parrot rescue is just one of the many sad cases of neglect and abuse. There are many more cases still undetected or reported. My heart just aches knowing that there are Angels out there living in such deplorable conditions. I truly believe that Feathered Angels are gifts from God. We are suppose protect and cherish them. God made the rainbow as a promise, he filled the skies with birds to give us hope.

Can you imagine what these precious Angels have gone through or thought? Those of us who share our lives with Feathered ones, know that they feel, think and even show remorse. So what must they be thinking as they look out the window of their prison?What were they thinking as they watched others dying? What did they think when they were hungry and yet nobody came with food or water for them? What were they thinking when another day was over and yet nobody came to save them? What were they thinking as they looked out this window at the fresh air and the birds that were flying free?

We have taken this most beautiful gift and caged it, neglected it, cut off its very wings to keep it in our possession. To me hope means freedom, choice, love and happiness. These Angels are still so forgiving and loving. As the Rescue workers went in to save them, they have found Feathered Angels that still are willing to step up and snuggle into their saviors. These Feathered Angels still have HOPE! They have been through such horrors and still they have HOPE. They have been starved, mutilated, left in darkness and unloved…and yet they have HOPE. As I looked into the eyes of some of these precious Angels, I wondered how they could hold onto Hope at all. We have severely failed these precious souls.

There are many more pictures that are so graphic and horrifying, and cannot be posted at this time. What happened to these precious Angels is unforgivable. This case is still ongoing and the Rescue workers are out there from dawn till dusk trying to save these precious souls and show them that there are still humans left in this world that care. The time has come for us to each stand up and make a difference. It is our responsibility to NOT look away and hope that someone else does something! If you believe that any precious soul is in danger, being neglected or abused, then get involved!!!

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“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well
being of a person or an animal is at stake. Society’s punishments
are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when
…we look the other way.” Martin Luther King
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The time has come for us to make a choice. We can pretend this doesn’t exist, we can pray that someone else does something to end it, we can shake our heads and walk away….or we can do something to make a difference. Dollars might be short, but our voice is free to use! Please take a moment to use these links and find ways you can help from the comforts of your own home. Get involved and don’t be afraid to stand up and say “this has to stop!”. They cannot speak for themselves, it is up to each one of us to show these Angels that Hope is on the way for them also! we have not forgotten them.Please time has run out for many of them, lets not let others suffer needlessly. This is our world too and if we care, we will make a difference for ALL living creatures. If we don’t stop this, whose to say where this will end. How much worse does it have to get?

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“The Greatness of a Nation and its Moral Progress
can be Judged by the way it’s
Animals are Treated”
Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948
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Avian Welfare Resource Center from the Avian Welfare Coalition – What Can YOU Do? Take Action!

AWC Download Flyers & Fact Sheets

Be Proactive! Ways to help

Take Action from Born Free U.S.A.

State Bird Laws

Be our Voice!

While the Troy Ohio Angels are being rescued, there is still a huge need for help. They are all going to need immediate vet care also. Here is a list of things the Rescuers still need.

gas cards
cages
large perches
Walmart gift cards
fresh fruits and veggies
and any other items that are parrot related

Drop off location is Ultimate Pet in Springfield, MO. or Miami Valley Bird Rescue, Attn Kim, 4445 E State RT 41, Troy, Ohio 45373. Please if you can donate even a few dollars it will be a help. Paypal account has been set up! The account name is Kim Seitz and her email addy is kseitz63@frontier.com. If you can help at all, food, cash, items or time you can contact Kim Seitz through her email address. You can also contact Jacqueline Johnson at Best Friends: 435-644-2001 ext 4211.

Deborah

Copyright © 2011 Deborah FeatheredAngels
All rights reserved
(My articles are free to repost, just do so in their entirety)

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For the record I am in absolute admiration and appreciation for the bird lovers community to come together and lend a helping hand in such a dire situation.

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