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.



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.


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!



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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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!

2017 Calendar Photo Contest

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is excited to announce its first Rescue the Birds Calendar for 2017.
Your entries and votes for the Rescue the Birds 2017 Calendar Photo Contest supports A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife and counts you among an amazingly caring network of people who have supported our work to save countless parrots throughout the years. Your votes and photo donations will be used to help the homeless parrots in our care until we find them a forever home. A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) charity, making all donations tax deductible. 

Is your parrot photo worthy? Are they the talk of the town? Or, just the best friend you've ever had?

You can now submit a photo of your parrot to be featured in our 2017 Calendar and you and your friends can vote for your parrot to win great prizes!

Please read through the Rules for complete guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Start Date: June 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM CST
End Date: June 25, 2016 at 9:00 PM CST

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