• Don't Buy, Don't Breed, Adopt a Bird in Need

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  • Don't Buy, Don't Breed, Adopt a Bird in Need


    A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc. is a rescue, retirement, and adoption facility for exotic birds. We offer birds a stable and loving home for the duration of their natural lives.

  • Friendships That Last Longer Than A Lifetime


    The Refuge is about friendships between the volunteers who so diligently and lovingly help care for those birds waiting for that forever home, as well as establishing bonds amongst our many fortunate birds that reside here.

  • Want to Help Give Parrots a Fresh Start?


    Thousands of birds are displaced each year simply because their caretakers can no longer provide the time and attention they require. If you are ready to make a life long commitment, please fill out an adoption application.

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Success Stories

Some of our feathered friends come to the Refuge as companions looking to find a true connection, whether human or bird. Read about residents who were welcomed to new homes.

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Adopt

Interested in providing a forever home for a bird? Visit our adoption page to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.

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You Can Help

There are countless ways for you to become involved with homeless parrots. Help support our cause by making a donation or learning how you can become a volunteer!

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Welcome

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is a no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter. We provide a safe place for parrots that have to be re-homed due to unfortunate situations that sometimes arise. Most of them were loved dearly and cared for, and when that was no longer possible, their companion-people did the most selfless act of kindness in finding them a good home.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases); educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

The Refuge is established with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Please note: We do NOT handle anything other than PARROTS, if you have found sick/injured wildlife, click here to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Meet the Residents

  • Kirby

    I love that giant ride called "the human"! Come and let me ride on your shoulder!
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  • Angel 2

    Hiiii! I say that word in the most unique way possible! Come down and say hiii!
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  • Baby 1

    I am not high maintenance! Come and see me, just make sure you bring a bag for me to play with!
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  • Baby 2

    I sing like a bird and can bark like a dog! I can fit in well with your family!
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Learn About Our Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting? Read through our adoption process to learn how!

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What's New at the Refuge?

See what has been happening here around A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife! To read more news, Click Here!

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Meet With Us

  • Richard S Weiner

    • Executive Director

    After realizing what a need there is for companion bird rescue, Rich started a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.

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