The Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc. is hosting a memorial walk for one of our permanent residents, Sigh, a Moluccan Cockatoo, who has recently gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. Sigh came to the refuge in early 2000 when he was in his mid-20’s. He was featherless, fearful and unable to move very well. After years of medicines, therapies and love, Sigh became a very trusting, loving and active bird until his untimely death in 2015.
Come celebrate his life and help raise public awareness about rescued birds and much needed funds to help the brothers and sisters Sigh has left to fill the void from his passing. Sigh will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc., a nonprofit rescue and adoption shelter for exotic birds dedicated to educating the public on avian issues, is hosting its annual five-mile fund-raising walk through Glencoe and Winnetka at 9 a.m., September 19.
The event honors Sigh, a Moluccan cockatoo and the embodiment of the rescue’s ideals. He arrived at the refuge shortly after its incorporation, at the age of 25, and recently crossed over the rainbow bridge.
The purpose of the walk is to celebrate Sigh’s life, help build public awareness about rescued birds and raise much-needed funds to help Sigh’s feathered brothers and sisters.
Come out and support us tomorrow at the Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center for our long awaited yard sale. The yard sale at Niles Animal Hospital will be in the parking lot on Sunday, August 23rd from 9am to 3pm. All proceeds will benefit A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife. Stop on by to find some treasures and also support a great cause!
This is beyond the hardest day we have ever had at the rescue. Today, Rich and I had to say goodbye to Sigh. All the volunteers had just left and José saw that Sigh was laying on the bottom of his cage. He had just eaten a walnut, which we all know how much he loved, but was motionless at the bottom. I am forever grateful that his dad (Rich) was home and not working. We both were able to say our goodbyes, how much he was loved and tell him how much he will be greatly missed by everyone. He was The Rescue!!