Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Parrot Refuge Transfer Complete, Hundreds of Birds Now Up for Adoption

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Parrot Refuge Transfer Complete, Hundreds of Birds Now Up for Adoption

Article excerpt

B.C. parrot refuge transfer complete

--

COOMBS, B.C. - Hundreds of parrots are now up for adoption after the last of the birds was safely removed from Vancouver Island's World Parrot Refuge.

Refuge supervisor Matthew Spate says between 450 and 500 parrots have left the sanctuary at Coombs, located about 150 kilometres north of Victoria.

The sprawling refuge has been in operation for more than a decade but faced an Aug. 1 deadline to remove all the parrots, which at one point numbered more than 800.

Refuge founder Wendy Huntbatch died last February after devoting much of her life to caring for parrots abandoned by owners and breeders.

Spate says the parrots are at a former Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Shelter, while The Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary in Surrey, B. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.