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Start a Bird Rescue, Placement, or Sanctuary Organization

AWC's Shelter Resource CenterThank you for looking into starting your own parrot rescue, sanctuary or placement organization.  The Avian Welfare Coalition does not have a formal mentorship program, but we can point you in the direction of some excellent resources to get started.
 
Starting and successfully running an animal shelter is a big project — especially when the animals you are caring for and placing are as long-lived and demanding as parrots! Before you think about starting your own organization, you might want to consider volunteering at an existing avian rescue facility.
 
You could also volunteer as the bird care and behavior resource for your local animal shelter. Gaining hands-on experience will give you a better idea of what the process of starting and operating a non-profit animal rescue organization entails.

 

Find an avian rescue or animal shelter organization through PETFINDER.COM.

 

Ready To Take The Next Step?

If you do decide to pursue starting an avian rescue organization, first check out the AWC’s Shelter Outreach Resource Center.

 


Animal Sheltering Magazine 
Resources for Animal Care
Professionals and Volunteers
 

The organizations and websites below offer a wide variety of training workshops, online courses, mentorship programs, and other informational resources for animal care professionals and other animal advocates.

 

ASPCAPro
Connecting professionals with animal welfare tools and resources

 

Animal Sheltering – A library of resources includes Animal Sheltering magazine articles, publications, policies and guidelines, advice, and other resources to help you in your work with animals

 

Best Friends Animal Society -
Resources for animal rescuers and organizations

 


The Global Federation
of Sanctuaries

Humane Society Academy (HSUS)
Humane University

 

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries promotes and validates excellence in responsible and humane care of animals in sanctuary management. Learn about the resources they provide for sanctuaries and volunteers and how your organization can qualify as an accredited animal care facility at www.sanctuaryfederation.org

 

Connect with Animal Care Professionals on Facebook

ASPCAPro

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Humane Society of the U.S. Animal Sheltering

 

Other Helpful Resources:

Starting a Non-Profit Organization
By About.Com

 

Establishing A Non-Profit Organization: Frequently Asked Questions
By the Foundation Center