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)

Colorado Gives Day is happening tomorrow.
For 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th, and running through 11:59 p.m.

Why is Colorado Gives Day special for the birds under our wing? The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank and Community First Foundation Incentive Fund.

Schedule your donation now, and it will be processed on Colorado Gives Day!

www.coloradogives.org/GabrielFoundation
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Colorado Gives Day is happening tomorrow.
For 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th, and running through 11:59 p.m.
                                  
Why is Colorado Gives Day special for the birds under our wing? The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank and Community First Foundation Incentive Fund.
 
Schedule your donation now, and it will be processed on Colorado Gives Day!

www.coloradogives.org/GabrielFoundation

The Gabriel Foundation added 2 new photos.

Now this is the face of a very happy Amazon! Hawkeye is a 38 year-old Panama Amazon that came to us from a loving home that could no longer keep him due to their allergies. Hawkeye has a great vocabulary and loves to make up his own songs. He gets really excited when anyone sings to him and enjoys trying to follow along with the song.
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Now this is the face of a very happy Amazon! Hawkeye is a 38 year-old Panama Amazon that came to us from a loving home that could no longer keep him due to their allergies. Hawkeye has a great vocabulary and loves to make up his own songs. He gets really excited when anyone sings to him and enjoys trying to follow along with the song.

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Shelli Meador ConnerOh how we'd love to welcome him to our family, we lost our 26yr old P.A. last year....he was my husband's best friend ♡♡

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Jenna McMasterI'm a firm believer that "we developed allergies" isn't a valid excuse to give an animal up. I'm allergic to all my pets and my bird never triggers them. My dog and cats generate much more allergens! On a bird there is almost nothing to aggravate allergies. As long as you don't get a dust producing species you should be good to go. Don't Amazons, and all other South American parrots, have an oil gland?

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LynnandDavid AshburnWas Hawkeye the only bird in the home?

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Sharon GiffordIs Hawkeye adoptable?

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Janis BorgmanOk, what do I have to do to adopt him???? please

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Rick TessmerHmmmm, just adopted Pretty Bird and Squirt from there. Maybe time for a third?

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Sandra HoofardWith birds one has to vacuum twice a week. I have 6 and the dander and molting is something else but "never" would I give up my rescued birds.

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Mila ShumilaMaybe he could sing duets with Simba?.... :)

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Phrringa D HowellAllergies? from an Amazon? well that's a new one. I could understand if it was an old world bird species...

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Helenanne LadutkeThis is so sad I have allergies to bird dander but I have birds and would never get rid of them

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Julie CrooksHe was adorable when I met him on Tuesday, and again on today's tour.

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Marta CrabtreeI have a feeling he's gonna get a fantastic home soon!

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Katie OharaWish I lived closer. ..I would love to meet him...

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Sue WilhelmyBeautiful & Smart!

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Diane FaulseitSo adorable

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Karen O'TooleI wish he was mine!

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Ben WatervoortHe looks very happy to be there at TGF

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Sue DefflerHe sounds adorable....

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Danette Weddlei want him ..lol..

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Lori CaverlyBeautiful baby wish I lived closer as Id be interested in adopting him .

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Gayle Slayton DeLanoOmg he is gorgeous. What a love

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Come and join some of the birds of TGF for pictures with Santa on Saturday December 10th from 1pm-4pm. Petco will be hosting the event and donating a percentage of the proceeds to us. Bring your feathered, furry, or scaly friends to let Santa know what they want for Christmas and get their picture taken. The event will be in the Petco located on 3511 N. Salida Ct #40 Aurora, CO 80011. ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join some of the birds of TGF for pictures with Santa on Saturday December 10th from 1pm-4pm. Petco will be hosting the event and donating a percentage of the proceeds to us. Bring your feathered, furry, or scaly friends to let Santa know what they want for Christmas and get their picture taken. The event will be in the Petco located on 3511 N. Salida Ct #40 Aurora, CO 80011.

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Christina AguirreIs that Grey Karlo? And Lola?

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Hubert DeKayi saw Santa emerge last year from our fireplace he was pretty gray from ashesbut that's ok

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Christina AguirreMowgli is terrified of Santa lol. I wish we could go this year but we will be in the mountains :(

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Julie CrooksI so can't wait for Rascal to get photos!!

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Carol WalckWho is the grey? I adore these little guys.

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Angel Bellemorolllol some may poop on santas lap😇

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Sherry Shepard-SutherlandSanta would be missing a couple of fingers if I tried to do this :)

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Michie MorbidI'd love to take Zoey but she would be screaming at everybody. Maybe I'll convince Scott Wagner to let us drop by for a visit though.

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