Words are powerful. They can steer us into the best of choices and understanding, or they can destroy a conversation and a goal. Mindfully choosing and rightfully using words not only makes our work stronger, but defines our advocacy clearly. What of the word "rescue"? Rescue has taken on a meaning these days that can muddle the real picture of companion parrot advocacy. Pam makes a simple but poignant example with the story of Cracker.
We've gathered and continue to gather wonderful Companion Parrot Advocates from around the world to write their stories and experiences. These are Advocates who are making a difference by working tirelessly in Advocacy itself, Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary and Avian Veterinarian Care. These stories, and real life experiences are here for you to read, share, learn and apply not only to your own flock, but to your own efforts inside your own companion parrot advocacy.
I hope you'll find ideas and inspiration while reading through these Advocate Articles. Remember, your thoughts and comments are important, they are integral to the success of our prime directive here; To give every parrot, every where, a happy home.
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Playing matchmaker in rescue is like putting together a very large puzzle. So many pieces have to be filtered, it takes a while to find the matching pairs. But when they are found, the picture is perfect.
How does one truly rate a rescue and it's validity? When do we do more harm than good in that judgment? Pam Hill walks us through the variables and answers that question.
Advocacy comes in many forms. Volunteering is just one form, and it's value and meaning seems to be underrated completely. What does it mean to you to volunteer time, finances and resources? What does it mean to the Rescue, and most importantly what does it mean to the Parrots in care? The options inside volunteering are vast and wide, and all are powerful.
There are so many ways to support your preferred rescue. The options are vast and can literally be worked into anyone's lifestyle. Sharing awareness, sharing money, time, items used in companion care and simply visiting a local rescue and playing with the parrots. Yes, sharing the company of companion parrots is a huge piece of the support puzzle in rescue. Let's look at all the options, that make all the difference.
Every surrendered companion parrot can be a revelation for a rescuer. Each individual parrot has their own journey to take through the process of change, learning to trust, and recognition of hope. Pam tells the story of Jack. Her project and her epiphany.