The Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary (M.A.R.S.) is located in a cozy house in the beautiful town of Melbourne Beach, Florida – two blocks away from the water.
The Dutch colonial style building was built in 1925 and named the “The Colonial” by Miss Jeanette Trowbridge. She was originally from New England, and wanted a house reminiscent of what she had known in her home state. She therefore had it constructed to her specifications. Miss Trowbridge became the Melbourne Beach Postmistress and used the side area of the house for at least 20 mailboxes.
That area of the house now is the temporary home of new feathered M.A.R.S. members and utilized as a recuperating area for those with medical issues, until they can be returned or introduced to the aviaries.Â When cold weather is eminent or storms are headed towards Melbourne the entire M.A.R.S. family moves into that area.
You’ll find M.A.R.S. at the following address:
Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary
418 Ocean Avenue
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
phone (321) 725-8800
fax (321) 725-6497
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