Surrendering an Animal

We will do our best to be available when you need us, but space depends on how many surrendering cases we have had and the funds available to us at that time.

While we do ask for surrender donations if you can afford it, it does not come close to covering the expenses that will be incurred by the rescue on intake of any bird.

What Happens Next?

Once the decision has been made to surrender your animal, there is a certain process you can expect to take place:

  • The animal is either brought to us by you or we arrange transportation. Please remember we are a network of approved volunteers.
  • You will be required to sign a surrender form.
  • Each potential surrender must go through our surrender process. We take this surrender process very seriously and our volunteers spend a great deal of time evaluating your animal.
  • This is a legally-binding contract, and is stated in our adoption contract.
  • Your animal will be put in quarantine for at least 30 days. Your animal will still receive plenty of attention, but this is done to prevent the possible spread of disease.
  • To make the process easier you are welcome to bring a up to date health clearance form from you vet.
  • During the quarantine period, your animal will be taken to one of our vets. If it is a bird it will be taken to the avian vets for a check-up and blood work.
  • Once our veterinarian clears your animal, his/her temperament will be evaluated.
  • The animal will be placed in one of our habitats or stay as a pet with the owners of Parrot Garden.

Please feel free to contact us at info@parrotgarden.com.au with any questions or concerns you may have about surrendering your animal.

We do request surrender donations on each animal coming into rescue as fees come no where close to covering veterinarian fees on each animal – every animal goes to the veterinarian regardless of species, and around 50-60% of incoming animals need expensive treatments such as blood tests, medications, surgeries, or other necessary procedures, plus the cost of cages, toys, and food while in rescue, where needed.

This can cost anywhere from $150 to $1,500 per animal depending on the circumstances (and sometimes more).

IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE ANIMALS TO RELINQUISH AND THEY ARE BONDED, PLEASE FILL OUT ONE FORM FOR EACH BONDED PAIR. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE Animal AND THEY ARE NOT BONDED, PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH ANIMAL.

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