More than 450 parrots, cockatoos, macaws, and other tropical birds have found a retirement home at The Oasis Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization located near Benson, AZ, dedicated to the rescue and life time sanctuary care of parrots living in captivity. The Oasis is working to raise $25,000 by April 7.
Its goals are:
- To provide permanent Sanctuary to any Psittacines (parrot-type birds).
- To develop and build naturalistic habitats (free-flights) for the birds.
- To continue working with bona fide avian and animal welfare organizations in an effort to ensure that every parrot in captivity has a safe and loving home.
- To educate the public about Psittacines, their proper care in captivity and their place in the wild.
During the pandemic, The Oasis has taken all the steps necessary to protect the safety and health of both birds and people. We’ve continued to offer the birds healing, hope and the chance to be birds, because of your support.
The Birds Miss You
We (and the birds) sure miss having bird lovers, neighbors and tourists visit us. This time of year, when the weather is perfect, is usually our busiest time to welcome people to tour the sanctuary and learn about our mission. By following the guidelines to keep everyone healthy, we are unable to allow tours which means a loss of donations. Cancelling our only on-site event will cost us even more donations during a time when they are needed.
All we can say is “WOW” that we are so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful community of Oasis supporters. For Arizona Gives Day, our match challenge of $15,000 was quite wonderful but it has now been increased to $25k! That means every donation we receive through our AZ Gives Day profile page will not only count towards the goal to win incentive monetary prizes, it will also be matched up to $25,000!
Remember, you don’t have to wait until April 7 to donate, you can make a donation now and have it count towards our goal to help us win the big incentive prizes!