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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Home
    Descriptive info: .. 2013 Flock Calendar!.. MAARS Holiday Cards.. Parrot Painting Cards.. Parrots Can Paint!.. MAARS Merchandise.. Lucky.. Other Ways You Can Help MAARS.. Shop at iGive.. com.. Shop at Nuts Online.. (Search for MAARS to see our Wishlist!).. Shop at MySafeBirdStore.. Use GoodSearch.. Make a Donation.. MAARS is a proud member of:..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Welcome to MAARS!
    Descriptive info: 1360 University Ave W #347 · St.. Paul, MN 55104.. Phone: (651) 275-0568 · Fax: (651) 275-0457.. E-mail:.. birds@maars.. org.. Captive Bird Rescue, Adoption, Sanctuary Care Education.. Welcome!.. Welcome to MAARS!.. Based in the Minneapolis/St.. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota, Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services (MAARS) was founded in July 1999 to provide much-needed services for captive parrots and other birds in the Midwest in cooperation with other organizations around the USA and world.. Unique Holiday Gifts from the MAARS Flock!.. Moluccan Cockatoo Cowboy working on the finishing touches.. November 15, 2012.. Dear Family, Friends, Members, and Supporters :.. The MAARS Flock is delighted to offer unique gifts for this holiday season.. Our flock has been hard at work painting and posing to bring you these special items including original acrylic on canvas paintings, a 2013 MAARS Flock Calendar, and holiday cards.. Place your orders today as many items are one of a kind or limited supply.. All items will be available for purchase through January 1, 2013 or while supplies last.. 100% of proceeds from the sale of all items will go to care for the MAARS flock.. Please also take special notice of other ways you can help the flock by making your online holiday purchases through igive and GoodSearch.. Items bought through these sites at some of the most popular online retailers help support the MAARS flock at no additional cost to you.. In addition, you can support MAARS purchase gifts for the MAARS flock, your family, friends, and even yourself at some of our online retail partners; Nuts Online, Benefit Wines, Rescue Roast Gourmet Coffee.. Just follow the links at the bottom of this entry to visit our retail partners online shops.. We hope these items will bring you and yours as much enjoyment as the MAARS volunteers had with the flock during their creation.. Wishing you a holiday season filled with much love happiness,.. The MAARS Flock.. MAARS 2013 Flock Calendar.. MAARS Flock Holiday Cards.. Parrot Painting Holiday Cards.. Lucky - Based on a True Story.. MAARS Merchandise from Cafe Press.. Other Gift Ideas Ways You Can Help The Flock.. Buy from Nuts Online.. Buy Coffee.. Make a Holiday Gift Donation.. It's time to RAISE the ROOF at MAARS!.. April 19, 2012.. Since purchasing and moving into our new facility in 2009, MAARS has made tremendous strides towards improving both the interior and exterior of the building and sanctuary space.. We are therefore able to insure the health and welfare of the MAARS Flock and create a healthy and hospitable work environment for staff and volunteers.. These improvements include:.. lighting upgrades that are close to full spectrum through-out the facility;.. room remodeling that improves Flock care and facility operations;.. new flooring;.. and a number of all the other things that makes a building a home and a place you can call your own - painting, organizing, and decorating.. Early this year, the Landing's roof developed a leak.. To ensure the Flock's health and make sure that the leak does not worsen and endanger their health and welfare we must begin.. immediate repairs.. to avert a larger problem and provide for a safe environment.. We are now calling on our friends supporters to help; with your help we can.. RAISE the ROOF.. FOR THE FLOCK.. !.. By participating in MAARS'.. Capital Improvement Fund you will help MAARS ensure that we will maintain our high standards for avian  ...   Director of Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services, Inc.. (MAARS).. January 23, 2012.. The MAARS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms.. Galiena Cimperman to the role of MAARS Executive Director and board member effective January 1, 2012.. Founder and CEO Eileen McCarthy is taking a much deserved sabbatical to focus on specific animal protection and advocacy issues that she initiated while leading MAARS since its founding over 13 years ago.. Eileen will continue her affiliation with MAARS by serving on the Board of Directors after her leave.. Galiena will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the MAARS facility, The Landing, and the MAARS organization and programs, as well as direct supervision of the Senior Staff.. As Executive Director, Galiena plans to maintain MAARS Birds First strategy that helps to make the sanctuary a unique environment for both the avian and human flock.. Galiena joined MAARS in 2004 as a volunteer and was promoted to a Shift Manager in 2005 when she began working more closely as an assistant with Eileen on avian medical and behavior concerns and management.. In 2007, Galiena formally joined the MAARS Senior Staff Leadership Team where she held the position of Director of Intake Services.. She has also served as a Placement Counselor overseeing placements and as a valuable member of the Avian Care Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the health, well-being, and medical needs of our Flock.. As founder of MAARS and its Executive Director since 2004, Eileen oversaw the busiest captive avian welfare, intake, placement and advocacy program in the country.. From 2001-2009 MAARS placed over 1500 birds into permanent homes.. She was also a leader in establishing welfare guidelines for parrots in shelters and developing a shelter handbook for non-avian rescues to be able to care for any birds surrendered into their care.. MAARS is the oldest avian rescue in the Midwest and continues to be a leader in avian protection.. It was founded in July 1999 by Eileen and others in response to the ever-increasing need for sanctuary for displaced parrots, promotion of well-being of parrots in captivity, education and conservation.. In addition, MAARS has been dedicated to help end the legal and illegal trade in wild animals as pets.. Under Eileen s leadership MAARS launched the first-in-the-nation in-store parrot adoption program with PetSmart in St.. Louis Park, MN.. She worked tirelessly with other organizations to bring the welfare issues of captive parrots into the forefront.. The year 2009 was a turning point in MAARS evolution when Eileen initiated the purchase of its own building to permanently house the MAARS Flock.. This achievement symbolizes MAARS deep commitment to the future to secure the long-term wellbeing of the MAARS flock.. It is literally a brick and mortar symbol of the enduring commitment to MAARS mission, vision and the future.. While Eileen s leadership and vision will be greatly missed, Galiena s experience, skills, and commitment to the Flock and the organization will allow MAARS to maintain its high standards and core principles.. MAARS is a 501c-3, non-profit avian rescue providing permanent sanctuary and rehabilitative services to approximately 85 parrots living in captivity.. |.. ADOPT A BIRD.. VOLUNTEER.. DONATE JOIN.. |.. Home.. Site Map.. News Events.. Mailing List.. About Us.. Our Services.. Our Policies, Procedures Protocols.. Our Birds.. Help Us.. Membership.. MAARStore.. Forms.. Resources.. FAQ.. Contact Us.. Your E-mail:.. All content Copyright 1999-2012 by Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services, Inc..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Parrots Can Paint!
    Descriptive info: Phone: (651) 275-0568.. Help Us.. MAARS 2013 Flock Calendar!.. Pre-order your 2013 MAARS Flock Calendar! The calendar features several of the MAARS birds' personalities and measures 11 x 17 when open.. 100% of proceeds provide food, medicine and supplies for the MAARS flock.. Calendars will start shipping the  ...   Chuck.. Murphy.. Manny, Basil, Jean.. Sam.. Sully.. Clarence.. Rasta.. Louie.. Ola & Poppy.. Select Quantity.. 1 Calendar.. 2 Calendars.. 3 Calendars.. 4 Calendars.. 5 Calendars.. 6 Calendars.. 7 Calendars.. 8 Calendars.. 9 Calendars.. 10 Calendars.. All content Copyright 1999-2011 by Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services, Inc.. Return to Top..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Parrots Can Paint!
    Descriptive info: MAARS Holiday Cards!.. Pre-order your MAARS Holiday cards! Sold in packs of 18 for $15, the MAARS Holiday Cards feature several of the MAARS birds' personalities captured.. The cards are 4 x 6 with the option of Peace and Joy or blank on the inside.. 100% of proceeds provide food, toys, and medical and cleaning supplies for the MAARS flock.. Each pack of MAARS Holiday Cards comes with 2  ...   Joy.. MAARS Flock Holiday Cards - Blank.. Select a Quantity.. 1 Set of 18 - $15.. 2 Sets of 18 - $30.. 3 Sets of 18 - $45.. 4 Sets of 18 - $60.. 5 Sets of 18 - $75.. 6 Sets of 18 - $90.. 7 Sets of 18 - $105.. 8 Sets of 18 - $120.. 9 Sets of 18 - $135.. 10 Sets of 18 - $150..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Parrots Can Paint!
    Descriptive info: MAARS Parrot Painting Holiday Cards!.. Pre-order your MAARS Parrot Painting Holiday cards! Sold in packs of 14 for $15, the MAARS Holiday Cards feature some of the best artwork by the MAARS' resident artists.. The cards are 4 x 6 with the option of Peace and Joy or blank on the inside as well as a photo of the piece being created on the back of the card.. Each pack of MAARS Parrot  ...   MAARS Painting Holiday Cards - Peace and Joy.. MAARS Painting Holiday Cards - Blank.. 1 Set of 14 - $15.. 2 Sets of 14 - $30.. 3 Sets of 14 - $45.. 4 Sets of 14 - $60.. 5 Sets of 14 - $75.. 6 Sets of 14 - $90.. 7 Sets of 14 - $105.. 8 Sets of 14 - $120.. 9 Sets of 14 - $135.. 10 Sets of 14 - $150..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Parrots Can Paint!
    Descriptive info: MAARS Volunteer Susan assisting Umbrella Cockatoo Sputnik by holding his canvas.. Parrots are highly intelligent animals, estimated to be on par with the most intelligent mammalian species.. Parrots' intellectual capacity is most often described as similar to that of a three to five year old human child.. Like most highly intelligent species, parrots live within a complex social structure and young birds are dependent on a protracted developmental stage during which they learn the skills they need to survive.. They form strong social bonds with their mates, siblings, and the entire flock.. In the wild, parrots spend their days foraging for food, socializing, playing, and flying free.. In captivity, parrots often receive little enrichment, have no contact with other birds, and are confined to cages for all or most of the day.. Many birds who are surrendered to MAARS have never been out of their cages, have had few or no toys, stimulation or sufficient social interaction, and have spent hours, days, weeks - or longer - in total isolation.. Moluccan Cockatoo Cowboy finishing up a painting.. MAARS provides a safe home for those birds with experienced and expert Volunteer Staff to provide for them.. Each birds has as large an enclosure as possible with a variety of toys and perches to provide exercise and enrichment.. The MAARS flock is fed a varied and nutritious diet.. Birds receive out-of-cage play-time every day and are encouraged to interact with both Volunteer Staff and other birds.. At MAARS Volunteer Staff are always looking for new ways to enrich the lives of the MAARS flock.. Volunteers have taught the birds how to fly, play games (making humans fetch is a favorite!!), and seek to learn the particular interests and likes  ...   on paper, and while there may not be a budding Picasso amongst the MAARS flock, painting provides a new and fun challenge for some birds living in captivity.. Click on an image below to order one of these unique paintings or prints!.. Moluccan Cockatoo Malachi showing how it's done.. 12 x 12 Original -.. SOLD.. 11 x 11 Prints - $20.. 9 x 12 (Watercolor on Paper).. Original - $45.. 00.. 8-1/2 x 11 Prints - $20.. 11 x 11 Original -.. Moluccan Cockatoo Philippe starting on a masterpiece.. 10 x 8 Original -.. 10 x 8 Prints - $20.. 14 x 11 Original - $55.. 14 x 11 Prints - $20.. Corry.. Gomer.. Moluccan Cockatoo Cowboy looking at his handiwork.. 8-1/2 x 11 - Watercolor on Paper.. 12 x12 Original - $55.. 10 x 8 Prints - $15.. 10 x 8 Original -.. 12 x 12 Original - $55.. Bongo Bob.. 8 x 10 Original -.. 8 x 10 Prints - $20.. Blue Gold Macaw Benecio showing off his work.. 16 x 20 Original -.. 11 x 13-3/4 Prints - $20.. Simba.. Moon Over Cactus.. 16 x 12 Original -.. 14-1/2 x 11 Prints - $20.. 20 x 16 Original - $75.. 13-3/4 x 11 Prints - $20.. 12 x 16 Original -.. 11 x 14-1/2 Prints - $20.. Moluccan Cockatoo Louie working hard on another painting.. Citron Cockatoo Bobby getting fancy with two brushes.. Miranda.. 10 x 8 Original - $45.. Prince Charming.. Umbrella Cockatoo Sputnik.. having fun painting.. Military Macaw Gomer starts out the MAARS Macaws painting.. MAARS Macaws.. 16 x 20 Original -.. 12 x 12 Original -.. Moluccan Cockatoo Louie putting the brush where he wants it.. 16 x 20 Original - $75..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Welcome to MAARS!
    Descriptive info: LUCKY: Based on a True Story.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. Lucky is the heartwarming true story of a boy and a parrot given to him as a gift.. As his love for the bird grows so does his understanding of Lucky s heart.. Lucky is an unforgettable story of compassion and giving, a timeless story for all animal lovers.. The book is beautifully illustrated with original artwork from a local MN artist.. It is a perfect holiday gift for the young animal lover on your list.. Publication Date:.. March 2009.. ISBN:.. 978-0-615-19395-3.. Cover Price:.. $19.. 95.. Printing/Binding:.. The book is softcover, 32 pages with 14 original illustrations, perfect bound, and printed on environmentally sensitive paper with soy-based ink.. Order Your Copy Today!.. About the Author.. Monica Engebretson is Senior Program Associate for.. Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute.. She holds a B.. S.. in Wildlife with a minor in Environmental Ethics from Humboldt State University.. She also serves on the boards of.. Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services (MAARS).. and the.. Avian Welfare Coalition.. and has twice traveled to Indonesia with the.. Indonesian Parrot Project.. About the Illustrator.. Melodee Strong earned her B.. F.. A.. from Minneapolis College of Art Design in Illustration, and she is completing her M.. in Illustration from Hartford University.. Currently, she teaches courses in painting, drawing, and illustration.. Her illustrations have received awards from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and the Society of Illustrators New York.. Melodee has illustrated eight other children's books, including titles.. Colorful World.. You Are Important.. series, both of which received 2009 Teachers' Choice Awards.. (.. www.. MelodeeStrong.. ).. Endorsements.. Lucky, Monica Engebretson's beautiful, moving book is a story that children will adore.. Lucky is a not-so-lucky Lorikeet captured for the  ...   author of.. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.. markbittner.. net.. Often a story about an individual animal can make a difference in the lives of the humans who read it and the animals with whom they interact.. Lucky is one such tale, about a bird a beautiful rainbow lorikeet named Lucky who was captured, taken care of by a young boy named Kersen, and then released because Kersen came to realize that keeping Lucky as a pet and depriving him of his freedom was wrong.. As Lucky flew away with a flock other lorikeets Kersen shouted, I love you Lucky and I understand.. ' Kersen continued taking care of other unfortunate captive birds until they could fly to freedom.. Lucky presents an inspirational win-win situation for all the beings involved, human and nonhuman.. Thanks to Monica Engebretson for sharing this story with us.. Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado; author of.. The Emotional Lives of Animals.. ,.. Animals Matter.. , and.. How Animals Play: Rules of the Game.. and editor of the.. Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare.. Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships.. literati.. net/Bekoff.. ethologicalethics.. About the Avian Welfare Coalition.. Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC), a working alliance of veterinarians, conservationists, avian welfare, and animal protection organizations dedicated to the welfare of parrots and other captive exotic birds.. The mission of the AWC is to raise awareness about the plight of parrots and other captive birds and to serve as an educational resource for the humane community, lawmakers, and the general public.. The AWC also aims to prevent the abuse, exploitation, and suffering of captive birds, to address issues of rescue, placement, and sanctuary for displaced birds, to increase legal protections for captive birds and to support legitimate conservation programs aimed at preserving birds' rightful place in the wild.. avianwelfare..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. News and Events - BORN TO BE WILD: Second Annual MAARS Benefit Silent Auction and Buffet
    Descriptive info: Membership.. MAARS Annual Membership Program Join the Flock Today!.. The MAARS Annual Membership Program gives you and our other loyal.. Supporting Flock Members.. the opportunity to help MAARS on an ongoing, sustaining basis.. Your annual financial contribution will allow us to continue to provide and expand our valuable rescue, intake, care, veterinary and behavioral evaluation and treatment, adoption, sanctuary, outreach, and educational.. services.. for the displaced captive.. birds.. who we meet and the people whose lives they touch.. With so little, you can do so much to change the lives of the birds MAARS serves! On average, it takes $1.. 00 per day to care for each MAARS bird.. Every small donation makes a big difference, and big donations help even more.. Your participation in the MAARS Annual Membership Program will help save and improve the lives of hundreds of parrots and other displaced captive  ...   Flock Today and Be the Wind Beneath Their Wings!.. Mail Your Membership Donation.. Mail a check or money order made out to MAARS to: MAARS, 1360 University Ave W #347, St.. Paul, MN 55104.. Join Securely Online.. MAARS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks, money orders, and.. PayPal.. through our online MAARStore.. Fill in your donation amount in the box below, and complete your transaction through the MAARStore shopping cart.. Make a monthly donation of:.. $.. Choose a montly or a one-time donation.. Make a one time donation of:.. Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services, Inc.. , is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID# 41-1944074) and is registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General of Minnesota as a charitable organization.. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. News and Events - BORN TO BE WILD: Second Annual MAARS Benefit Silent Auction and Buffet
    Descriptive info: RAISE the ROOF.. MAARS RAISE the ROOF Capital Campaign.. It's Time to RAISE the ROOF at MAARS!.. Please give generously to MAARS RAISE the ROOF Capital Improvement Fund today help us ensure the highest care standards are met for all members of the MAARS flock.. The MAARS staff and Board of  ...   MacLean for her incredible generosity in becoming our MATCHING DONOR for MAARS RAISE the ROOF Capital Improvement Fund.. Help MAARS RAISE the ROOF!.. Mail Your Donation.. Mail a check or money order made out to MAARS to: MAARS, ATTN: RAISE the ROOF Fund, 1360 University Ave W #347, St.. Donate Securely Online..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Our Services - Bird Adoption Services
    Descriptive info: 1360 University Ave W #347 St.. Our Services.. Bird Adoption Services.. Adoption into qualified, non-breeding homes is the preferred option for most parrots and other captive birds.. Caring for a captive bird requires a serious commitment especially if the bird is older and has suffered from neglect, abuse, or ignorance on the part of its former human companion.. What Birds Are Available for Adoption Through MAARS?.. While we have far more birds than qualified adoptive homes, we are very protective of the individuals we have come to know and care for.. We carefully screen prospective adopters with home visits and interviews, assessing their ability to provide patience, quality care, stability, and love.. The omission of photos and descriptions of birds available for adoption on this website is intentional.. We prefer to get to know you better before discussing specific birds that would be right for you! Also, we admit birds into MAARS programs weekly, sometimes daily! We would not be able to keep website listings up-to-date, and we may have new birds come in while processing your.. Placement Application.. We do, however, proudly display stories and photos of some selected MAARS birds in the.. Our Birds.. section.. How Do I Adopt a MAARS Bird?.. In order to ensure that a bird is placed in the environment best suited to meet its needs, all applicants must successfully complete the placement process.. All placements will be made in the best interest of the bird, and decided by a majority vote of the.. MAARS Placement Committee.. The placement process requires:.. A thoroughly completed.. MAARS Placement Application.. You may submit your application online, by mail, or by fax.. A phone interview with a.. MAARS Placement Counselor.. 2 references from people who have known you for 5 years or more.. 1 reference from an avian veterinarian or your regular veterinarian.. (If you do not have a vet we ask that you.. contact MAARS.. for assistance with this step.. ).. 1 or more visits with the bird(s) being considered for placement.. Attendance at the.. MAARS Basic Bird Care Class.. A home visit from a MAARS representative.. Housing arrangements approved by the Placement Counselor for the bird being considered for placement.. Agreement to all terms  ...   successful adjustment and the continued well-being of the adopted bird.. Placement Applications that fail to meet all of MAARS' requirements for adoptive homes will be denied and the applicant will be contacted by a MAARS Placement Counselor.. An applicant previously approved as a MAARS adoptive home may or may not be approved to adopt another bird or birds from MAARS.. What Are MAARS' Adoption Restrictions?.. If you live more than 60 miles outside the Minneapolis/St.. Paul area, it may be difficult to fulfill all the steps required in our.. placement process.. It is the policy of MAARS to place birds with adults over 18 years of age minors may not apply to adopt a bird.. However, applications submitted by a parent or guardian of a minor will be considered, providing that the parent or guardian agrees to all terms in the.. We DO NOT ship birds.. You must live within driving distance of the Minneapolis/St.. Paul area to adopt from MAARS at this time.. If you do not live in our area, please visit our.. Bird Rescue, Adoption Sanctuary Links.. page to locate a bird placement organization near you.. What Criteria Does MAARS Use to Evaluate Placement Applicants?.. Home Evaluation.. These are the things MAARS Placement Counselors or Representatives look at when determining whether or not to approve an applicant for the placement of a bird in his/her/their home.. Bird Adoption Application Evaluation Guide.. MAARS follows the suggestions found on this guide to evaluate all Placement Applications.. How Much Does MAARS Charge for Adoption Fees?.. MAARS does not profit from the placement fees they are a reflection of the average cost of care provided for that bird species, including veterinary medical care.. However, in order to in order to maintain our programs and our high standard of avian care, we must charge reasonable placement fees.. Many birds will need our care indefinitely some for the rest of their lives.. Every dollar that MAARS brings in is used to promote our mission and provide for birds in need.. The placement fee is due in full at the time of placement (when contract is signed).. Adoption/Sanctuary Coordinator E-mail:.. adoption@maars.. All content Copyright 1999 2009 by Midwest Avian Adoption Rescue Services, Inc..

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  • Title: Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc. (MAARS) - Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. About Us - Our Volunteers
    Descriptive info: About Us.. Our Volunteers.. Along with the members of our.. Board of Directors.. Advisory Board.. , other hardworking Volunteers perform the duties that make MAARS tick, including providing care for the birds at.. The MAARS Landing.. , transportation, avian veterinary care, grooming, education, consultation, fundraising, administration, and other crucial tasks.. MAARS has more than 60 regular Volunteers and runs twelve shifts per week at.. , each shift lasting at least four hours.. Therefore, MAARS provides a minimum of 450 Volunteer hours each week in order to provide fresh food and water, clean cages, and socialization for the birds in MAARS' care.. Most if not all of the Volunteers, Directors, and veterinarians involved with MAARS also donate additional time and other services out of their dedication to the organization and the birds.. Why Should I Volunteer?.. The homeless bird problem is quickly reaching epidemic proportions in our country.. MAARS needs lots of help to properly maintain the birds in our care.. We cannot in good conscience take in more birds than we can properly care for, so the more Volunteers who participate, the more birds we can help!.. We also understand that the key to a long-term solution to the homeless bird epidemic is public eduation.. We rely on our experienced Volunteers to provide this crucial piece in the avian welfare  ...   detailed written information regarding policies and procedures including: safety/security and confidentiality, quarantine and veterinary protocols, adoption application screening, intake procedures, and daily care/feeding/cleaning for MAARS birds.. These policies are reviewed with all MAARS Volunteers during Volunteer orientation and are available on the MAARS website.. All Volunteers are required to attend at least one MAARS Basic Bird Care Class; Shift Managers are also required to attend an Advanced Bird Care Class taught by a.. MAARS veterinary care director.. The Board of Directors also holds Volunteer meetings as needed to insure that MAARS policies are clear and consistently implemented and to answer any Volunteer questions.. So, What's In It For Me?.. MAARS Volunteers earn the huge satisfaction that comes from helping rescued or surrendered birds in need of care.. In addition, MAARS Volunteers who work 12 hours per month qualify to order bird food, cleaning products, toys, and other items at discounted prices through the Volunteer Store!.. I'm Convinced! How Do I Volunteer to Help MAARS?.. If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to help MAARS, please submit a.. Volunteer Application.. This form is designed to provide MAARS with the information necessary to match you with MAARS Volunteer opportunities.. Following review of your application, a MAARS representative will contact you to discuss your volunteer interests.. Volunteer Coordinator E-mail:.. volunteers@maars..

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