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

This day was created to encourage pet adoptions and to spread awareness about animal welfare. One simple act of kindness can make a huge difference in a pet’s life. Not only do you have the possibility to change a pet’s life, but your life may be changed as well!

  1. Adopt a pet or encourage others around you to adopt.
    There are millions of animals waiting for a new home right now! Now is the perfect time to express your love for pets and consider adoption. If right now isn’t a good time for you to adopt, tell others about pet adoption. When you adopt one pet, you save a second too – because room is made in a shelter for another pet to be rescued.

  2. Give your pet a new activity or toy.
    Shake things up and change your pet’s life with a new routine or toy for them to play with.

  3. Give back to your local shelter.
    It’s the New Year, and a perfect time to get started on your philanthropy resolutions.

  4. Consider fostering an animal.
    Fostering an animal for a rescue organization makes room in the shelter for another one to be saved! What greater gift is there?

Changing one pet’s life won't change the world, but for that one pet the world will change forever. Now the question is, how will you change a pet’s life?

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