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Wendy Updates

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Aug 212011
 

These are more recent updates from Wendy via Cheryl Rutherford. Updates will be more prompt now that the website upgrade is completed – Jane.

November 10, 2011

Wendy writes:

On Tuesday the oncologist came into the chemo room to see me – he was actually off work as he is sick. Anyway I told him that I trust him completely to save my life as 800 children are depending on his success – he smiled and said that was a ‘heavy load’ – then he gave me a hug.

He did tell me that I have another CT scan being booked. Depending upon the results – if they are as good as he feels they will be – he may give me 3 months or so off the chemo – and then hit it again full force for another 3 treatments. Apparently data has shown that this method has greater success with people who are responding well – sounds very promising to me :o}}}

One of the ladies who works at Buckerfields told me that she can see how much healthier I look than I did before I was diagnosed. She said that my eyes were always red and she knew I wasn’t well, and now my eyes are bright white – even the edges of my lids look normal. I had noticed it myself – but just thought I was getting old and my eyes were sore from wearing contacts for 45 years.

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Aug 212011
 

This news comes from Wendy via Cheryl Rutherford.

Wendy and Sydney at the Shining World Compassion Award Ceremony

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Dear Friends of the World Parrot Refuge,

Wendy has asked that I share the following news with you, in the spirit of honesty and transparency.

Wendy has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time: she had a hysterectomy 35 years ago for the same thing and now it has returned with a vengeance.  It was confirmed on Friday, and she is now waiting to be called by the Vancouver Cancer Clinic for treatment (apparently the VCC is the best in Canada).  She would like to emphasize to everyone that she is not at all worried about herself; however, she is worried about not being at the refuge and leaving so much work to the staff.

She has been assured by the doctor that this cancer is very treatable. In fact, Wendy wrote, “He said if he had to choose one, this would be the one to choose”.  The treatment apparently isn’t fun, but the end result (of course) is well worth it.

Why share this personal information with you? Wendy writes:

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Site Upgrade

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Aug 212011
 

The site recently underwent a large software upgrade, so we can more easily continue to share news with you.

You may find some features of the site, especially videos, that are not working yet, but rest assured I will continue to work through all the posts and find all the things that need to be fixed.

Thank you for your patience!

I am about to share several important news items with you courtesy of Cheryl Rutherford, one of our very busy volunteers who has done a beautiful job running the WPR Facebook Page.

Warmest wishes,
Jane (volunteer webmaster)

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #19

We’re thrilled that Kara L. of Manitoba has joined the For The Birds campaign, and is sponsoring these sweet cockatiels. We are truly grateful for your support, Kara.

Update: Many thanks to Catherine M. & Allan C. of BC for sending these Alberta 36 cockatiels a generous donation. Thank you so much!

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #19″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #18Thank you so much, Nathan D. of Edmonton, for fully sponsoring me! Your generosity truly does make a difference in the lives of the birds here at the Refuge. My new name is Sunny, which is definitely how I feel now that I have a home at the Refuge with healthy food and a bunch of friends!

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #18″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #17Many thanks to Diane M. of Ontario, who has sent a donation for our care! Thank you so much, Diane. Our names are Chaos, Mayhem, and Riot!

UPDATE: Thank you so much to Pat O. of BC, who is sponsoring these sweet birds for $15/month! Thank you very much, Pat! 

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #17″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #16Many thanks to Jean I. of BC for fully sponsoring me! It truly is through the support of people like you that I am able to make my home at the Refuge. After consulting with her husband and their Umbrella-too Sasha, Jean has decided that my name is Polar! Thank you, Jean for your generous support and care.

UPDATE: What a lucky bird I am! Dawn M. of Victoria has just joined the For The Birds campaign, and is sponsoring me for $10/month! Thank you so much, Dawn!

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #16″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #15Thank you so much, Vicky K. of BC for partially sponsoring me! I have such a great name now, too: Kennedy. It’s so good to be loved and able to be a bird. Thank you so much.

Update #2: Great day! Debbie V. of BC is fully sponsoring me! Thank you so much, Debbie! 

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #15″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #14Thank you, Margaret C., for partially  sponsoring me! I now have such a special name: Angel!

Oh boy, lucky day! Thank you Connie L. of Victoria for sending me a donation. Your support is truly appreciated!

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #14″.

Aug 132011
 

Alberta 36 #13Woo hoo! Kelly R. of BC has partially sponsored me! I’m so happy: thank you, Kelly! She’s also given me my name: Elliot. It’s so good to be home and loved, and it’s through the kindness of people like Kelly that I am able to do so here at the Refuge.

The story of the Alberta 36: At the end of May 2011, the World Parrot Refuge offered sanctuary to 36 parrots from Alberta. The birds arrived in terrible shape and in filthy cages. They likely hadn’t been cleaned for months. The Refuge has never received so many birds in such poor condition at one time.

The birds came to us from a very sad situation in a supposed sanctuary. The woman died from Alzheimer’s, and the man has Parkinson’s. Apparently, according to a neighbour who phoned Wendy, the refuge received only 1/3 of the birds. The others didn’t make it.

The birds have now all been medically checked, given vitamin shots, and are being fed a proper, varied diet. They are being kept apart from the rest of the flock while being watched to confirm that they are fit to be released into the common aviaries.

Needless to say, these birds need sponsors to support their care. If you want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36 or contribute to their care, you may do so in a few ways. Whether you can support the full virtual adoption of a bird for $42/month ($500/year); or join our “For the Birds Campaign” for $10/month; or send any amount that you can manage; we will be grateful for your help. The first person to sponsor each bird will have the honour of naming the bird, since they all arrived nameless.

I  want to Virtually Adopt one of the Alberta 36!

Click on the ‘Virtual Adoption’ button below to proceed to our Virtual Adoption page, where you will be able to make a secure monthly or one-time donation, and nominate the parrot you wish to adopt. Please use the post title to identify a specific bird, until the parrots are named, e.g. “Alberta 36 #13″.