Just someÂ additional clarification on the location information for any of us who are directionaly challenged. I apparently was when I went for a preview yesterday morning. I did not even see this as I was for some reasonÂ staring at the other side of the road as I passed by. I soon realized that theÂ pumpkin patch was North of AuroraÂ Rd,Â onÂ Wickham on the East side of the … [Read more...] about Pumpkin patch, location update and pics.
Â Â Â Â October for one thing, and what do we all love about October? EVERYTHING!! Â Â Â The colors of Fall are everywhere. The fact that we live in Florida might mean you have to look a little harder to find them but they are there for all of us to seek out andÂ enjoy. So here is a suggestionÂ forÂ viewing someÂ local color this weekendÂ and when fundraising for a good cause is involved well … [Read more...] about What does a pumpkin patch, a few parrots and a pirate have in common?
Saturday was an interesting and amazing day for M.A.R.S. and a few of our feathered members. We were invited to attend theÂ RIO premiere in downtown Orlando with our friend Corene Fry. Our job was to meet and greet the movie goers, and introduce then to some amazing exotic birdsÂ from our rescue,Â Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary. Volunteer Jane Wyman joined in the outing to Orlando, along … [Read more...] about “RIO” See the movie, share your thoughts with M.A.R.S.
From the Miami auction we bid on and brought home 12 exotic birds. Number thirteen, was a bonus bird, as the owners asked if we would be interested in giving him a new home at M.A.R.S. parrot rescue. We have huge hearts here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary and fortunately an amazing association with Aloha Animal and bird Hospital in Eau Gallie. Our bonus bird a Buffon Macaw was in need of … [Read more...] about 13 is not an unlucky number.
Life, as always, turns out to be a continuing learning experience. That is exactly what this weekend at the Miami bird auction taught us here at M.A.R.S.. Never assume you know everything, never assume that because you have seen the worst, there are not decent, humane places where birds are bred for the trade. Without going into all the details, I will simply say we are glad we went. … [Read more...] about Up date to “This is why there are rescues”