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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Animal Safety Month

October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month. We believe parrots are part of the family. Protecting the safety of your parrot is a pet parent’s main responsibility. National Animal Safety and Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to remind people of the importance of animals in our everyday lives and to make sure that they are treated kindly with the respect and care they deserve.

National Animal Safety and Protection month was created by the PALS Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping animals and people coexist.

There are several ways you can participate in National Animal Safety and Protection month:

  1. Parrot-proof your home
    In the wild, parrots breathe fresh air and are not exposed to the daily toxins present inside of our homes. Sometimes this indoor air pollution can be a major concern for a parrot. It is important to keep your parrot away from hazards such as: non-stick cookware or other appliances that utilize teflon, tobacco products, aerosols, scented candles, air fresheners, and cleaning fluids.

  2. Microchip your parrot
    If your parrot gets lost and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your parrot will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his or her unique ID number. That number will be called into the pet recovery service, and you will be contacted using the contact information on file with your parrot's microchip.

  3. Put together an emergency plan
    Make sure your pets are protected when disaster strikes. Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pets safe. Different disasters require different responses – have a plan ready for each one. Educate your family members about what to do and who is responsible for what.

If you don’t have pets of your own you can still participate in National Animal Safety and Protection month by volunteering at your local shelter. There are plenty of animals waiting to find their forever homes that would appreciate your time and care.

Although National Animal Safety and Protection month is only one month out of the year, these safety measures should be practiced year round.

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