:: Due to the recent surgery (and ongoing complications of the Haven Director, we are not accepting any birds at this time unless we have made prior arrangements. We will remove this post once things have improved and we can begin taking them again.
In the mean time please know that because of the circumstances our funds are quite low. Any and all donations would be appreciated to help us with the care of the birds we currently have. As always, all donations are tax exempt. ::
Making the decision to surrender
your bird can be difficult and heart-wrenching. We understand
this and are honored that you have come to us for help.
Only you know your specific circumstances, but before
you make up your mind to relinquish your pet, we ask that
you consider what will be best for your pet as well as
yourself for the long term.
Be assured: We at Wings of Love Bird Haven will take good
care of your bird until we can find him/her a forever
home. We will provide him/her with fresh water and nutritious
food daily, bird toys to play with, a size-appropriate
cage and handling time as frequently as possible. We will
make every effort to place your bird in a permanent situation
as quickly as possible.
We ask that you help us with our expenses to help us offset
the cost of the food, disease-testing and vet care the
bird will receive while here at the Haven. On average,
a bird resides at WOL Bird Haven for 3 to 4 months before
being placed in a new forever home. The costs to us may
far outweigh the fees for which we ask.
We may ask for additional help from
you if you have a special needs
bird that will require medical attention.
If you believe that surrendering your bird to WOL Bird
Haven is the best available option, then please go to
Forms & Applications
to download the necessary forms.
If you have questions, please write us through our Contact
Us, and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Thank you for taking the time to consider your situation
carefully. We will
wait to hear from you.
Wings of Love Bird Haven
***Please carefully read
the following before contacting us about relinquishing
|Do NOT contact us about
taking in a wild bird. We are not licensed to do wildlife
rehab. If you find an injured bird or need someone to
help with a wild bird, please go to Texas
Wildlife Rehab List. Once there, click on "Wildlife
Rehabilitators by County". Listed by counties are
all of the licensed wildlife rehabbers in the state of
Texas. Go to your county and find the one closest to you.
Do NOT contact us for medical help or advice for
your bird. If you currently own an exotic bird that needs
medical attention, we strongly urge you to seek the care
of a qualified avian veterinarian. Many vets will see
birds, but only a handful are board certified and/or extensively
trained in all aspects of avian care. Ask around to get
recommendations from other bird owners in your area. If
you aren't able to find one via a good recommendation,
you can find a qualified avian vet by visiting the Association
of Avian Veterinarians. Once here, scroll to the middle
of the page on the left and click on the link marked "find
a vet near you". Since there are not too many Avian
vets in any one area it is best to just click on STATE
and find the closest one to you because your chances of
finding one in your zip code or even in your city will
NOTICE: Only those vets that have the words AVIAN DIPLOMATE
OR DIPL ABVP after their name are CERTIFIED AVIAN VETS.There
are only 5 in the entire state of Texas.
Do NOT contact us about birds smaller than conures.
In the beginning, WOL Bird Haven would take in companion
birds from tiny finches all the way up to the large Hyacinth
Macaws. Unfortunately, due to funding, space, and lack
of enough volunteer help, we have had to make changes
in this procedure. As of April 1st 2008, we will only
be able to take in birds from conure size and up. In other
words, we will no longer be able to take in finches, lovebirds,
budgies (parakeets), canaries, parrotlets, or cockatiels.
This has been a very hard decision for our board to make,
but we had no choice if we wanted to give the best possible
care to the birds that were brought here.
DO contact us if either of the following applies:
You are considering rehoming your parrot, but would keep
the bird if you could stop a behavioral problem or had
more help and information about how to better care for
your bird. We are available for support, information,
and referral to current bird owners to help them enjoy
living with these beautiful creatures.
You need to rehome your parrot. For companion birds that
unfortunately cannot remain in their current home, we
offer care for them at the Haven until future adoption
homes can be found. We are not a long-term sanctuary.
Through screening, education, and support, we will act
responsibly to facilitate committed, stable new homes
that are matched to an individual bird's temperament and