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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Rockie thought it would be fun to close the flaps on the box that Rocco was in and then sit on the box. As you can see from the second picture, Rocco was not amused.
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Rockie thought it would be fun to close the flaps on the box that Rocco was in and then sit on the box. As you can see from the second picture, Rocco was not amused.

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Valerie MillerI have lots of nice clean shoe boxes to bring out when i bring the 200 flip flops!

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J.C. CincoI love those two! They are my favorites to give boxes to!

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Carol WalckSo Funny

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Midnight knows just how to pose to show off his beautiful olive colored feathers. Midnight is one of three male Patagonian Conures we have available for adoption. ... See MoreSee Less

Midnight knows just how to pose to show off his beautiful olive colored feathers. Midnight is one of three male Patagonian Conures we have available for adoption.

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Marta CrabtreeWow just beautiful!

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Chris Simkoffoh i love his eyes!

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Vivian Jimenez-KalinaI ❤️❤️❤️ Patagonians! We have 2 we adopted.

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Our newspaper supply is getting really low. The company we had been using is under new management and are not able to provide the pallets of paper they did in the past. If anyone gets newspapers and can save them to donate to us after they are done with them, we would really appreciate it.

Newspapers can be dropped off at anytime at our Elizabeth facility. If we are gone for the day, newspapers can be left outside the door and staff will put them away the next day.

The handsome Cockatoo in the picture helping with paper changes is 26 year old Merlin. He came to us almost two weeks ago and has already been showing off how smart he is.
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Our newspaper supply is getting really low. The company we had been using is under new management and are not able to provide the pallets of paper they did in the past. If anyone gets newspapers and can save them to donate to us after they are done with them, we would really appreciate it. 

Newspapers can be dropped off at anytime at our Elizabeth facility. If we are gone for the day, newspapers can be left outside the door and staff will put them away the next day.

The handsome Cockatoo in the picture helping with paper changes is 26 year old Merlin. He came to us almost two weeks ago and has already been showing off how smart he is.

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Tracey D Freeman MeisselGail Deal I know you and your dad get a bunch. Maybe we could arrange a drop off and I could see the adoptable birds. :)

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Cher Wellmanwww.amazon.com/Cheap-Moving-Boxes-Packing-20/dp/B00MR7VY2W you can also ask for donations of newsprint paper since newspapers are getting kinda scarce i think/

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Marta CrabtreeShared!

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Tammy BowserHello Merlin I pray you get adopted you sure look like a nice CALM boy!

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Amy FrancoisIs merlin adoptable??

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Catherine Lane-HarmonSHARED

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Cynthia Seiler HuntOne good supply source are libraries. They get different publications and are usually willing to donate

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J.C. CincoHi Merlin! I hope to meet you today!

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