To assure all those concerned, I would just like to officially state that although we morn the loss of one of the founders of the World Parrot Refuge, we are not closing/ shutting down / rehoming birds. The World Parrot Refuge is an officially registered charity and the necessary support to continue has been in place for some time now. We thank all for your support and assistance over the years and we hope this will continue as we will continue to be providing a home for life for these beautiful, intelligent, amazing birds….Sue Watkins, Director
On February 3, 2016 the world lost one of it’s most beloved animal rights activists and carer. Wendy Huntbatch passed away at 3:05pm pacific time, she died after a long fight against cancer. She was most notably known for operating the Charity “For the Love of Parrots Refuge Society” and the facility “The World Parrot Refuge”.
She devoted the last 25 years of her life to the health and welfare of caring for ex breeder parrots and ex pet parrots. Her goal was to educate people why parrots should not be pets, to stop the trafficking and importing of parrots into Canada and to provide a home for life for those parrots that were here already.
She educated so many people and touched so many lives that she will be greatly missed by all. Her efforts have not ended as the Society and the Refuge will continue on. We ask that everyone who was touched by Wendy’s life not to send flowers but to instead donate to the World Parrot Refuge via their website so that we may continue on the work that Wendy has left for us.
We will let everyone know in the next few days when a memorial will be held for Wendy. Please keep an eye on the website www.worldparrotrefuge.org and the Facebook page for updates.
Justin Huntbatch (son)
Hey there! I just wanted to take a moment to say that we visited a few weeks ago, and we love the World Parrot Refuge!
I did want to say that I mentioned you all on my blog:
Anyway, we hope to visit Vancouver Island again, and the sanctuary will be on our list of spots to see again!
It is December already and Christmas shopping is in full swing. Please add our Thrift Shop to your list of stops. The store is bursting with beautiful and unique gifts. Plus the bonus is that all the funds collected go towards the care of our birds.
For those “difficult to buy for” people, you might consider giving them a gift certificate to visit the Refuge, or enroll them in a Virtual Adoption.
Thank You for your support and a Very Merry Festive Season to one and all.
Somebody is creating lovely Christmas Cards for you.
Harris GM in Parksville is hosting a Fundraiser for the World Parrot Refuge.
Come on In – November 9, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.
Get your Photo taken with one of the birds.
Enter to Win either an Executive Car Detail or a 1 year Family Membership to the World Parrot Refuge.
FREE Popcorn and Coffee
Come and Help Support the World Parrot Refuge continue its efforts to house, feed and care for around 900 Birds.
Harris Oceanside GM is at 512 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC