Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about the World Parrot Refuge!

What is happening to the Refuge since the sad passing of its founder, Wendy Huntbach
At June 5, 2016: Until further notice the Refuge itself is Closed while the birds are being examined and catalogued by a world renowned avian vet from “The Night Owl Bird hospital which is a Vancouver based veterinary hospital, wholly dedicated to the provision of exceptional avian veterinary services. Our head veterinarian is Dr. Anne McDonald, who, like the entire staff, shares a special interest in your feathered friends.” We can’t thank Dr, McDonald enough for donating her time and resources to ensure our birds are healthy and any injuries or age related issues are being treated properly. So far the birds have passed inspection and are considered well and have no disease. Great news for anyone who surrendered a much loved pet to the refuge. Further news will be posted as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

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Our Thrift Shop remains OPEN and is filled with treasures. All proceeds go towards the care and feeding of the birds currently residing at the refuge. Donations welcome.

Where is the Refuge located?
The Refuge is located in Coombs, close to the Goats on the Roof – 2116 Alberni Hwy, Coombs BC V0R 1M0, for those with GPS. See our Visitor Info page for a map.