The latest news from a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife.

We have both sad and happy events to share in this edition of the newsletter.

We had to say goodbye to Coco (AKA Chicky), who passed away in May. She was such a sweetheart who will be missed by everyone. Although it remains a mystery as to what toxic item Coco actually ingested, it serves as a reminder to all that if you see something even remotely questionable in a bird’s cage, please remove it and bring it to Rich and/or Karen’s attention immediately.

We’ve had two adoptions during the past month. Congrats to Professor and Vito, who’ve both found their forever homes! Vito was adopted by the same family who adopted Jackie and Professor went to a family that has other birds as well. We wish both Greys much happiness with their new families!

Our first annual 10-Mile Walk to Support the Parrots was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone’s participation, we were able to raise a shocking total of $7,200.00!!!

Special thanks to Ryan C. for donating the great shirts for our walk!

We came, we walked, we sweat and we had a lot of fun! Thanks for organizing this walk, Maryann, Erica and Ann and everybody else who was involved.

We shall post some of the pictures shortly!

(CBS) Mira Tweti and Zazu, her pet parrot, are inseparable. Not because Tweti (pronounced Tweety, and yes, that's her real name) wants it that way, but because Zazu demands it, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports. Tweti explains, "With a parrot there's only one place for everything in your home ... and that's on the floor. He's a huge amount of work."

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1. You can use NAIA's Capwiz tool to send an automatic email or fax to each of the Representatives who will hear this bill to ask them to KILL HR 669. Here's the link to send your email using Capwiz:

2. Included in the PDF is a list of the Congressmen sitting on the Committee voting on this Bill. You can also contact them via the information provided in the PDF below, but please use the CapWiz too, to show a united front on this.

3. The following website provides more information and makes it very easy.

And please, pass this along to anyone and everyone, whether they own a pet or not. Even a simple NO to HR669, is better than silence.

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