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

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR HOURS OF OPERATION

DROP-OFF OF PARROTS FOR BOARDING: MON-FRI 2:00PM-5:00PM, SUN 12:00PM-5:00PM.
PICK-UP OF PARROTS SUN THROUGH SAT BY APPOINTMENT, BUT BETWEEN 2:00PM-7:00PM.

VISITING ADOPTION PARROTS: MON-FRI 2:00PM-5:00PM, SAT BY APPOINTMENT, SUN 12:00PM-3:00PM.

SPECIAL PICK-UP/DROP-OFF TIMES: BY APPOINTMENT IF WE ARE AVAILABLE.

PLEASE ADHERE TO ARRANGED TIMES, AS WE ALSO HAVE OTHER PERSONAL COMMITMENTS/SCHEDULES.




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

October 28. 2017--
Apple, an adult Quaker parrot, came in for adoption. See Apple's listing at Petfinder.com

October 25, 2017--
Mikasa, a young Quaker parrot, came in for adoption. See Mikasa's listing at Petfinder.com.

septermber 30, 2017--
Skyler, an 11-year old Citron Cockatoo came in for adoption today. Healthy, wellraised, perfect feathers. Read more about his story on the Petfinder.com listing.

September 23, 2017-
-Chuba and Junior found a new home today, and reports from the new guardian tell us they have settled in.

September 9, 2017--
Danger, a Sun Conure and Ajax, a Jenday Conure, came in for adoption today. They are 3-yrs old and must go together. More information on our Petfinder.com listing.

July 25, 2017--
Kermit the Pacific Parrotlet came in for adoption. See our Petfinder.com listing.

April 30, 2017--
Birdie (now renamed Birnie) went to his new home today. Reports since then indicate he doing quite well.

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.

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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
    HAWKEYE, CONGO AFRICAN GREY 7/4/1979-4/14/2017
    TICKLES, SUN CONURE
    SCAMPI, SUN CONURE

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