Sep 222013

Now’s the time to donate special or heirloom items to our upcoming Silent Auction!

Please bring donations to the Thrift Shop.

Some items we already have:

  • Bicycle Built for 2
  • Antique Cradle
  • Heirloom Jewelry
  • Fine Crystal and China
  • Original Artwork

Help us make this the BEST AUCTION to date.  Winter is here and our wonderful birds need to be kept warm in their 23,000 sqft facility.


Thanks Everyone!

Bird Group


May 282012

Coombs Centennial

It was the Centennial for Coombs and French Creek this past weekend.  The celebrations were held at the French Creek School (just over the bridge after Goats on the Roof).  Many organizations had displays and it was very well attended.  Wendy, Horst and the WPR volunteers spoke to an endless line of people of all ages.  Needless to say they all fell in love with Iago and Peaches!

And…there were chickens there the local 4H club was displaying!  They had 3 black Bantam chickens free to a good home… so guess where they are now! They are just young, but it looks as if one is male and the other two are females.  They are now currently living in the old conure house at the Refuge, so they are safe from raptors.  Their names are Meeny, Miney and Mo – Mo is the rooster.  When you go to see them they come running for a cuddle – they really are very sweet.

Sep 212011

Wow! Are we ever excited!  Cathy Carroll has finished up the ribbons that we’ll be using to award the winners of the Pet Parade, one of the special events we’re having to celebrate World Animal Day at the Refuge October 2. Cathy is also sending the Refuge two bags of knitted items for the store and a box of parrot toys! Thank you Cathy, so much!

Have you heard about the WAD celebration? It going to be fantastic, with volunteers from the Refuge giving tours, a Vegan fundraiser buffet, and many other fun activities. Check out our detailed post here.

We are also thrilled to tell you that Eric Marquis from Hagen has also arranged to donate $750 worth of Tropimix food for the event. Thank you so much, Hagen, for your generosity!

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Sep 152011

World Animal Day is being celebrated at the Refuge Sunday, October 2nd  from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please mark it on your calendar and make sure to join us for a day of family fun paying tribute to all animals.

There will be educational tours of the Refuge and a mouth-watering Vegan buffet catered by the delicious Paradise Noodle House. These fabulous folks also catered the Compassion event. It will be a fundraising buffet, with proceeds being donated to the Refuge.

There will be face painting and the opportunity to virtually adopt a parrot from the Refuge. You’ll be able to meet the parrot and have your photo taken with your new buddy! You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about your feathered friend and find out why parrots do not make suitable pets.

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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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