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About The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary
Chad the Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba), This species has undergone a rapid population decline, principally owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.
The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary, Inc. provides a safe and loving environment for
recovery, preservation and continual life-long care of neglected, abused, and pre-homed parrots.
TLZPS will create a long term care facility with renewable resources to provide for their future care. It
will strive to preserve all species by creating a large flight-friendly sanctuary, working with similar facilities, and educating the public though talks, books and events focusing on
parrot history, avian psychological health issues, necessary attention, and factual information about
Parrots.com stated, "there are estimated to be between 10 to 17 million exotic birds in homes in the US". If less than 1% of these parrots need re-homed due to mental and physical duress,
hardship, or displacement, that is around 100,000 birds. There are not enough sanctuaries to
take these all in, and we’d like to try to aid in resolving this problem through education and
awareness, as well as giving them a forever home when necessary.
As a public service we give a permanent
home to parrots whose owners no longer have alternative choices and who seek placement for their pets.
We are needed in the community to educate the public on the importance of parrots as
endangered species and to preserve them as their numbers are globally decreasing.
We also will provide
an educational service to teach people the responsibilities of taking on a parrot; general parrot knowledge, specific specie care, and other information including how many
years the commitment of ownership entails, as opposed to a dog or cat -- a viewpoint that a bird sales store or
present owner often choose, or do not know to share.
As a family run business, TLZPS has been casted from the funds in our own pockets. We have
had garage sales, made items to sell on our website, and put out donation boxes to raise money
to apply for our 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
We also participate in the annual Tour De Palm Springs, a bike ride for Charity to spike the communities involvement and interest in parrots and our organization.
With the recent approval of our 501(c)(3) status with the US IRS, we may broaden our
opportunities to fund our parrot rescue center. We are now able to seek additional
sponsors, grants and funding to stay in business through organizations requiring the 501(c)(3) to
This will allow the corporation to continue the programs we set up now, for
generations. Individuals wanting to donate to the corporation would also know that their
contributions generally are tax deductible. It also would give us a substantial public relations
boost, as people realize that non-profits with this structure are usually purpose-driven.
Please consider helping our cause by making a donation or by volunteering!