Health, Happiness and Security for Many Parrots from the World Parrot Refuge:

Love Stories for Valentine’s Day

Vancouver, B.C. – On July 26, 2016, the last parrot left the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, B.C., and Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary embarked on the second stage of this epic journey to rescue and relocate the birds to loving forever homes.  In total, 584 birds were moved from conditions that were appalling.  Many of these birds were ill, underweight, mutilated, or injured due to fighting and self-harm.  The cost of caring for hundreds of parrots in several locations, with some paid staff and veterinary costs for the many injured and ill birds, is staggering, and both Greyhaven and Night Owl Bird Hospital have been struggling to stay afloat.

There is much to celebrate, however.  Only a very few birds have been lost to illness, despite the enormity of the problem.  An ever-growing army of volunteers has been caring for the birds in both the Greater Vancouver area and in Nanaimo, ensuring that their basic needs are met but also going above and beyond – making them toys, cuddling, socializing, and generally enriching their lives.  And many wonderful homes have been found for the birds.

That’s our Valentine’s story – the many precious spirits who have found a safe place to land, and a family to love and to love them.  There’s Sherlock, who walks around his house until he finds his Lorraine.  There’s Snowdrop, who is trying new things and becoming more comfortable every day.  There is Pandita, whose Mom is totally smitten with her.  And the list goes on.  If you’re interested in learning more, and/or meeting some of these “love stories,” please direct your inquiries as follows:

Media inquiries:

Jan Robson

Communications Director

Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary


About the World Parrot Refuge:

The Refuge was set up over 10 years ago to provide a “home for life” for any parrot whose owner is unable to care for it.  However, the charity that had supported the refuge had become defunct due to the death of its founder and the resignation of several board members.  Hundreds of birds were left in limbo as a result. 

About Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary:

Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a registered non-profit society whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of life for exotic birds, through education, awareness, and a rescue and adoption program that seeks to provide loving forever homes for the birds that enter the program.