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About The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary
Chad the Umbrella Cockatoo is a permanent resident of The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary. He is very friendly and loves to be held close.
The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary, Inc. will provide a safe and loving environment for
recovery, preservation and continual lifelong care of neglected, abused, and pre-homed parrots.
It will create a long term care facility with renewable resources to provide for their future care. It
will strive to preserve the species by working with similar facilities and by educating the public on
parrot history, psychological and health issues of birds, necessary attention, and facts about
There are estimated to be between 10 to 17 million exotic birds in homes in the USA (according to parrots.com). If only 1% of these need rehomed due to mental and physical duress,
hardship, or displacement, that is over 100,000 birds. There just aren’t 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 called for.
As a public service we give a
home to parrots whose owners don’t have alternative choices and 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 decreasing.
We also will provide
an educational service to teach people the responsibilities of taking on a parrot, and how many
years of commitment this is, as opposed to a dog or cat -- a viewpoint that a bird sales store or
present owner choose not to share.
We currently have started our corporation from money we have put into it ourselves. We have
had a garage sale, made items to sell on our website, and put out donation boxes to make money
to apply for 501(c)(3).We have also participated in the 2013 Tour De Palm Springs, annual bike ride for Charity to spike the communities involvement and interest in parrots.
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 needed
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 are able to 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 nonprofits with this structure are usually purpose-driven.
Wish to help us grow and prosper? Make a donation or get involved by volunteering a couple hours a week!