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

    A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife works hard to prepare parrots for their next home, and we will work with you to find a bird compatible with you and your household.

    A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife works hard to prepare parrots for their next home, and we will work with you to find a bird compatible with you and your household.

  • Friendships that Last a Lifetime.

    Choose to volunteer your time and talents, and help to make a difference to all the parrots housed here.

    Choose to volunteer your time and talents, and help to make a difference to all the parrots housed here.

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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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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!

Glencoe Golf

How do we pay tribute to, immortalize and eulogize a person who was our mentor, our friend, our animal caretaker; the list goes on. He was so much to so many, a person bigger than life, yet was very simple in his own needs. He did so much for so many that his passing is going to create, not ripples, but tsunamis. He did little for himself.

Peter S. Sakas, we’re going to miss your corny jokes and stories. We’re going to miss our annual trips to Joliet Junior College and Parkland Vet College, in always the worst weather possible. Trying to keep each other awake. Stopping at DQ for the worst food possible, but having a great time together. Co-lecturing for hours on end to eager vet techs, in hopes of sparking a passion in them for a career in avian veterinary medicine you loved so much. The bantering between you and Karen; her the pessimist, you the optimist. It is very difficult to say goodbye to you, Pete, so for now, we’ll say see you later. Please take care of Koa, Sigh, Jasmine, Esmerelda, Tara, Lucci, Freddie, Pierce, Coco, Jesse, Scout, Kajal, Vytus, Peaches, Shikoba, Crystal, Casper, Max, and too many more to name.

The man who always said he had a golden horseshoe up his *+#, we just wished he used it for himself this one time.


Richard S Weiner & Karen Rae Weiner

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