Start a Bird Rescue, Placement, or Sanctuary Organization
Thank you for looking into starting your own parrot rescue, sanctuary or placement organization. The Avian Welfare Coalition does not have a formal mentorship program, but we can point you in the direction of some excellent resources to get started.
Find an avian rescue or animal shelter organization through PETFINDER.COM.
Ready To Take The Next Step?
If you do decide to pursue starting an avian rescue organization, first check out the AWC’s Shelter Outreach Resource Center. and our series of webinars in partnership with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
The organizations and websites below offer a wide variety of training workshops, online courses, mentorship programs, and other informational resources for animal care professionals and other animal advocates.
Animal Sheltering – A library of resources includes Animal Sheltering magazine articles, publications, policies and guidelines, advice, and other resources to help you in your work with animals
Humane Society Academy (HSUS)
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries promotes and validates excellence in responsible and humane care of animals in sanctuary management. Learn about the resources they provide for sanctuaries and volunteers and how your organization can qualify as an accredited animal care facility at www.sanctuaryfederation.org
Connect with Animal Care Professionals on Facebook
Other Helpful Resources:
Starting a Non-Profit Organization
Establishing A Non-Profit Organization: Frequently Asked Questions