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SOME GUIDE LINES WHEN YOU ARE ENQUIRING ABOUT LOST PETS
When you have lost your pet, in our case, birds, we completely understand the urgency and loss you are feeling. As board members of the rescue or what ever, I am sure we have all had a situation where our beloved pets have gone missing. Contrary to rumors or misguided information, we are here to reunite you with your pets if we can. In some cases, we are still looking, with every possible lead, for birds like BOB and RICKY who have been missing a very long time, and we will continue to do so. We are not interested in keeping peoples pets, I assure you we have enough of our own. We are also not in the habit of seeking out lost pets to sell them. Our goal is to get them back to YOU, the people who lost them, as soon as possible.While the high percentage of you all are lovely to us and work with us, there are a few TOO MANY who have abused, threatened, accused and gone on a face book rampage to discredit us. As an organisation that is caring for your lost pets, we should NOT have to tolerate this in any form and have decided we wont. If by chance there is a bird in our care that matches your missing family member, please message us. Talk with us about what the bird does, where it was lost. A classic example of what we will now not tolerate is a message YOU'VE GOT MY BIRD! GIVE ME MY BIRD! IM GOING TO THE POLICE! If you chose to act like children you will be treated the same way, and your bad behavior will be ignored and you will possibly be blocked. Not because we don’t want to return bird, but because as volunteers using our time, money and resources you should have a lot more respect. Some things you can do now to prepare for if you are to ever lose your bird. Have a think about it all and take some steps to ensure you get you bird back.
Some other suggestions here are how to limit the chances of your birds escaping and increasing the chance of getting bird back if you can see them.
WHEN YOU ARE REUNITED WITH YOUR BIRD
Please remember when you go to collect your bird, that that carer has spent their time, their money, their love and their homes to keep your pets safe. A kind gesture could be a box of seed, a bag or nectar. Remember we ALL do this out of our pockets, we are not looking for money, not even recognition, but please be kind enough to offer the carers something small. Obviously if you cant you cant. Me I don’t mind, how ever you kindness would not go unnoticed, and after all, due to the care they put in, the time they put in to finding you, it is really the least you could do.
I hope you will find some of this helpful and have a good think about some ways to ensure your birds don’t get out. They rely on us, like our children to keep them away from danger, they know no better. . While we all love what we do and there is no better feeling than getting your birds back to you, of late, the stress of rude, childish and out right inhumane treatment of myself and my carers is not something I will allow to continue, and we will stop our service.
You all see here the work we do, posting, and going over posts, following up what we can, any possible leads. But we also have jobs, families and commitments away from this. We stretch our selves to the limit to help you guys, and while we love doing it, when the abuse becomes a daily thing, we are having to sit back and re-evaluate where to go from here. I hope that you can all read , have a think about what’s been said, and work with us and then, we can continue to do what we do. Unfortunately with the rescue being a wild life rescue, if the decision has to be made to back away from lost pets or wild life, it will be the lost pets. I honestly hope it does not come to this.
To finish off want to thank my team for everything they do here on Lost Birds of Adelaide Caspers Rescue. You are truly amazing people with hearts of gold. So many babies wouldn’t be safe and back home if it wasn’t for you. Take a moment, reflect on the work you do do, forget the hate, and be proud. BE DAMN PROUD. I AM PROUD OF YOU ALL.
Today we had a rare species come into our care...... a blue and gold macaw... she has just been reunited with her owner Dominic in my lounge room. No mistaking the bond.
Today I share a happy ending, a glimmer of hope for those that have lost their babies.
On 31st May 2018 a beloved cockatiel “REGGIE” was lost from Collingswood.
On 6 th Feb 2019 a lovely lady called Lisa Butler found a cockatiel at Ridgehaven approx 13 Kms away from where Tayla Hassam and partner Owen, with the help of Sharon Hassam ( mum) were contacted about the bird that they lost as the pics looked similar.
A group message was formed and time Organised to view the found bird. We were all hopeful but realistic that it possibly was not their bird.
I helped them with the process but was not present of the reunifying . I’m told by all involved their was no mistaken this was their beloved “ REGGIE”, he had not forgotten them and was seriously happy to see them. REGGIE is home ruling the roost like he had never left.
On behalf of Lost birds and Casper’s Rescue we are truly happy you found your beloved baby 🧡 Caspers Bird Rescue INC.