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Formerly known as Maspeth Bird Haven, Inc. (2005-2008)

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MISSION AND PURPOSE

1. To maintain an enriched, clean, and caring environment for all Psittacine species that come into our care.

2. To provide educational outreach to the public at large, and to perform public service when possible, such as assisted animal therapy.

3. To maintain liaison with local law enforcement agencies, local animal shelters, animal welfare organizations, the media, local avian veterinarians, and all local politicians interested in furthering the cause of avian welfare.

4. To help protect the wild Quaker Parakeet population of New York State, and maintain current legislative efforts to pass bills which aim to protect these amazing parrots.

5. To provide, and be recognized as, a legal "safe haven" for avian victims of domestic violence and disputes. Please see our SAFE HAVEN page.


SPECIAL NEWS AND EVENTS

March 10, 2017--
Back on Feb. 13, we received in for adoption a Jardine parrot named "Birdie." He's a handsome fellow, age is about 17, and needs a really good, caring, and patient new family. More about him will be posed on our Petfinder.com site.

February 20, 2017--Our next presentation will be Saturday, March 25 at the Maspeth Public Library, and will feature a guest speaker from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to speak about important international regulations concerning parrots.

February 16, 2017--
FFPAS President Gayle Schwartz conducting a presentation at the Frank Kowalinski Polish Veterans Post in Maspeth, NY, to the local AARP Chapter on parrot rescue operations and parrot care. Many thanks to Annette Cappello for arranging the presentation.

Also, Chuba and Junior have now been here 7 months, and it is time that they find a new forever home. Do you have room in your home and heart for a lovely bonded pair of Quakers? If you are really serious about adopting this fine pair of parrots, contact us today!!


February 12, 2017--BIRDIE the Jardine parrot came in for adoption. He is scheduled for a veterinarian exam on Feb. 25, and we will post further information after then on our Petfinder.com site.

January 22, 2017--
Fern the Quaker went to her new home today. Our next presentation will be on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Maspeth Public Library, and our guest will be from the US Fish abd Wildlife Service (rescheduled from last December).

December 18, 2016--
our presentation had to be postponed and will be rescheduled for March, 2017. The March, 2017 presentation will be our first of a series during 2017.

December 17, 2016--
Our final lecture for 2016 at the Maspeth Public Library, will be guests from the US Dept of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, and from the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. They wil speak about conservation, CITES, animal quarantine and pparrot protection.

November 12, 2016--
Our special guest at this month's lecture was Melissa Ortiz, Licensed Veterinary Technician from the Queens Zoo.

August 20, 2016, and October 6, 2016--
We conducted our first two lectures at the Maspeth Public Library.

July 25, 2016--
Chuba and Junior, a bonded pair of Quakers, came in for adoption. Further details on our Petfinder.com listings.

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SPECIAL NOTICES

AT THE PRESENT TIME, WE CANNOT ACCEPT BUDGIES, COCKATIELS, OR COCKATOOS. WE CAN RECOMMEND OTHER RESCUE GROUPS WHO MAY TAKEN IN THESE PARROTS.

WE DO NOT HANDLE WILD BIRDS, SUCH AS PIGEONS, SPARROWS, AND STARLINGS. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH "THE WILD BIRD FUND" IN MANHATTAN FOR THIS PURPOSE.

ANIMAL/PARROT ABUSE: REPORT ABUSE CASES YOU SEE IN RETAIL/DOMESTIC SITUATIONS IMMEDIATELY TO:
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1057/animal-abuse

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US REGARDING CATS AND DOGS OR OTHER ANIMALS. THERE ARE MANY COMPETENT CAT/DOG/ANIMAL SHELTERS AND WELFARE GROUPS IN THIS AREA WHICH CAN HANDLE YOUR NEEDS. WE SUGGEST YOU ALSO CONTACT THE ASPCA REGARDING ALL MAMMALS.

TO SEE BIRDS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION VISIT OUR LISTINGS AT PETFINDER.COM.

Please get in touch with us to obtain an Adoption Form or for further information! You can e-mail us at nycparrot@verizon.net.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 780344, Maspeth, NY 11378-0344. All inquiries via e-mail or regular mail ONLY. We will call you back if you leave a name and telephone number in your e-mail. You may also FAX us at 718-478-8460.
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LOCATION

We are located in the Borough/County of Queens, NY, about 5 miles due east of the Empire State Building. We are easily accessible from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) and the Long Island Expressway (I-495). Contact us for exact directions when planning to visit.

CERTIFICATIONS/AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:


Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, Public Charity Status under IRS 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

We are registered with the NYS Department of Law-Office of Attorney General Charities Bureau No. 21-36-54.

We are incorporated in the State of New York as a Domestic Not-for-Profit Type "B" corporation. WE ARE NOT A RETAIL BUSINESS; WE DO NOT SELL, SHIP, OR BREED BIRDS.

All of our forms and agreements have been reviewed by a competent NYS licensed attorney, and are in conformity with NY State laws where applicable.

Gayle Schwartz, President of FFPAS, Inc., holds the NYC DOHMH Small Animal Care & Handling Certificate for Feathered Friends.

NY State Senate Legislative Commendation received in April, 2008.

Recipient in 2008 of the Companion Animal Guardian Award from In Defense of Animals.

American Federation of Aviculture Certified Aviculturist Level I--completion of certification course.

PIJAC Certified Avian Specialist.

2008 Graduate of the Living and learning with Parrots Course: Fundamentals of Behavior.

Alliance Participating Organization--Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

Shelter Resource--ASPCA.

New Hope Partner--NYC Animal Care & Control.


Dedicated to the Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Safe Harboring of parrot species.


We dedicate all of our efforts in Memory of:

  • CASEY, ORANGE-WING AMAZON ?-10/15/2005
  • TORI, LUTINO INDIAN RINGNECK, 10/1/2003-6/7/2007
  • PEPPER, RED-BELLIED PARROT, 11/25/2004-8/1/2007
  • JACK, MAXIMILLIAN'S PIONUS, 7/4/1990-9/15/2007
  • SKYE AND FIRECRACKER, BLUE-CROWNED AND CHERRY-HEADED CONURES, 7/4/2001-8/19/2008
  • TACO, SUN CONURE, 3/26/2004-7/6/2011

"THEY REST COMFORTABLY NOW, WAITING FOR US PATIENTLY 'TIL WE CAN PLAY AGAIN"