AWC Shelter Outreach Program
Assisting Shelters and Animal Control Organizations in Serving the Needs of Captive Exotic Birds
The Avian Welfare Coalition Shelter Outreach Program is specifically designed to provide assistance to animal control and shelter organizations in facilitating the rescue, placement, and sanctuary of displaced captive exotic birds. This program is a collaborative effort taking into consideration the available space, facilities, and resources of various humane societies, animal control, and other organizations to care for exotic birds entering their shelters. The program also assists shelters in developing and implementing workable, realistic guidelines and procedures to provide for the special housing, dietary, veterinary, behavioral, and placement needs of captive exotic birds.
Shelter Handbook on Exotic Bird Care
In coordination with the Animal Protection Institute (API) and the ASPCA, the AWC has produced Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters. This handbook provides animal care workers and shelter staff with the tools to:
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NEW – “How To” Guides for Bird Shelters and Care FacilitiesOur new series of informative pamphlets are designed to help shelters and care facilities tend to the needs of birds. If you operate a shelter or care facility or would like to help shelter of care facility near you, please download any or all of these free pamphlets here. Note: All are PDF’s and are intended to serve the short-term care and housing needs of birds in a shelter setting.
AWC Exotic Bird Care Workshops For Shelters
Our avian care workshop, The Basics of Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter, can be tailored to fit your organization’s requirements – from a hands-on raining workshop to be conducted at your shelter facility to an educational seminar to be presented at your regional or national conference. These workshops focus topics practical to caring for birds in a shelter setting. Topics include:
Educational materials and sample Shelter Adoption Packets will be provided as part of the class.
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AWC Educational Outreach
AWC participants are also available for consultations and speaking engagements on a wide range of avian topics.
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Your Input Requested!
We welcome feedback and suggestions from shelters and animal control organizations on how to improve our program and for examples of successful strategies that may benefit others. Please forward details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also compiling information regarding the current status of birds at shelters so that we may better focus our efforts in the future. Therefore, we ask that you take a few moments to complete our Shelter Survey on Exotic Birds.
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