Sanctuary at The Gabriel Foundation

photoThe Foundation provides sanctuary and permanently cares for birds that The Gabriel Foundation staff has determined to be not suitable for adoption or placement in foster care due to medical and/or behavioral issues or due to their CITES status. TGF also provides an option for persons that specifically request that their birds remain in permanent sanctuary*. All sanctuary birds receive the same high level of care as the birds available for adoption and foster care. Sanctuary birds are housed in species-specific rooms at the Foundation and have access to outdoor flights, abundant enrichment, and psychological and environmental support on a daily basis.

The Foundation’s sanctuary provides:

  • A safe haven for birds that prefer not to interact with humans in a companion animal situation.
  • A home for birds with chronic disease with supportive care and nurturance.
  • Staff dedicated to meet the needs of the individual bird.
  • Educational programs that focus on some of the sanctuary birds’ specific needs or problems, indigenous habitats, conservation status, or social interaction to promote the parrot welfare cause.

*NOTE: When a caregiver requests lifetime care in TGF Sanctuary, funds for that care must be provided or TGF reserves the right to place bird(s) in our adoption program if they qualify. Avian Medical Requirements must also be met before placement into the program.


Sanctuary Birds Sponsorships and Bios

TGF staff members and a number of volunteers have put together a delightful gallery of birds and biographies that are in sanctuary with us. Many of these birds have come to us with no financial support and many have medical and special dietary requirements, so your sponsorship of one or more members of our flock would be greatly appreciated. You can see them here.

You will receive a sponsorship packet which includes a picture magnet of the bird you have chosen to sponsor from the Aviary and Adoption Center in Elizabeth, Colorado, along with other sponsor premiums.


TGF Euthanasia Policy

An Important Message from Julie Weiss Murad regarding TGF’s policy on euthanasia (.pdf)

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Another one of our Doves has found a home. Riley came to us from South Dakota along with 5 other Doves. Julie had a single Dove that had lost his friend, and she decided she didn't want him to be alone. When Julie saw Riley, she noticed that she seemed to be the third wheel in the group of Doves. Now Riley has her own friend to spend time with.
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Another one of our Doves has found a home.  Riley came to us from South Dakota along with 5 other Doves.  Julie had a single Dove that had lost his friend, and she decided she didnt want him to be alone.  When Julie saw Riley, she noticed that she seemed to be the third wheel in the group of Doves. Now Riley has her own friend to spend time with.

The Gabriel Foundation added 2 new photos.

Cockatoo sisters Tasha and Yogi would love to find a nice home to call their own. Tasha the Umbrella Cockatoo is the outgoing one of the pair. She loves to talk, sing, and bounce around. Yogi the Moluccan Cockatoo enjoys watching all of Tasha's goofing around and makes sure to egg her on when she can.

If you can't adopt, consider sponsoring this pair.
thegabrielfoundation.org/donate/
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Cockatoo sisters Tasha and Yogi would love to find a nice home to call their own. Tasha the Umbrella Cockatoo is the outgoing one of the pair. She loves to talk, sing, and bounce around. Yogi the Moluccan Cockatoo enjoys watching all of Tashas goofing around and makes sure to egg her on when she can.

If you cant adopt, consider sponsoring this pair. 
http://thegabrielfoundation.org/donate/

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The Gabriel FoundationBoth Tasha and Yogi are target trained, and truly enjoy being interactive. Both cockatoos, along with another special, Bare eyed cockatoo named Shelby, a female, were together in the same loving home. Each of these birds came to that same midwest home because they were no longer wanted by their original owners. They were able to be a flock for several years. Their caregiver faced some serious health matters and made plans for the birds' care with TGF when the time came that she needed help. Yes, they miss this amazing person. And she misses them. Sometimes life throws a curve ball, and we are here to help. Tasha and Yogi do not share a cage but are housed side by side. Their personalities are different, and both are delightful. Yogi's eyes are sad in this picture-we've had a couple weeks of temperatures too cold for them to have their time outside in the sun. All of the birds miss their outdoors time when it becomes too cold.

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Happy Annetta EvansWe might be interested, so here are a few questions. How old are they? Do they require special medical care? Since you are familiar with Pretty Boy, do you think they would get along with him? We have been discussing adopting a playmate for him for a while now. Thanks!

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Janis Borgmanwhat do I have to do to adopt/

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Angelika LynchI wish I could help. Sure hope some decent person is going to be there for them. <3

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Christine CarterYogi appears to have sad eyes--makes me want to help to make them shining again!

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Lori CaverlyBeautiful pair of babies . Wish I lived closer as Id be interested in adopting both then they wouldn't have to be separated at all .

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Eric FeldhausenI'd spoil the heck out of them!!!

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Margie KoellingAWWWW adorable!

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Noelle WrightBless their hearts!! 💕

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Guy Bellalready have 2 birds, wish there was room for more

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It was an exciting day as we said goodbye to Maple. Maple and his cagemate Pumpkin came to us from our recent South Dakota rescue. Unfortunately, Pumpkin passed away a couple weeks ago leaving Maple alone.

After meeting with Maple, Beverly knew he would fit in well with her two TGF alums Wind and Water. Now Maple has two Quaker siblings of his own.
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It was an exciting day as we said goodbye to Maple. Maple and his cagemate Pumpkin came to us from our recent South Dakota rescue. Unfortunately, Pumpkin passed away a couple weeks ago leaving Maple alone. 

After meeting with Maple, Beverly knew he would fit in well with her two TGF alums Wind and Water. Now Maple has two Quaker siblings of his own.

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Julie CrooksI was just thinking of Maple and Pumpkin this morning. So glad Maple has a forever home! I am just sad Pumpkin didn't make it. But Maple will love the quakers! Congratulations Beverly, Mapke, Wind, and Water!

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Happy Annetta EvansI am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pumpkin. Maple must be heartbroken. Praise God that he has found a wonderful companion and loving family.

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Kathi VargoBeverly your lil grin says it all..Good luck and enjoy

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Mary C. ThompsonI predict that Maple and his new quaker sibs will be cheerfully raucus.

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Sharon Joe ChichesterShe looks like Grandma Hardy when she was young. (not the bird)

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Sandra HoofardI have a sun conour and she is the most lovable bird I have.

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Jasmine MetzCute😊

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Tammy BowserThanks for giving this beautiful bird a nice home!

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Marta CrabtreeWonderful!

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Diane FaulseitAwwww

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