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Wende and Sami’s Story

Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

  We met Wende years ago, when she adopted Sami (Samula) the Double Yellow-headed Amazon parrot from us. She has a smile that lights up her face and to witness the relationship she has with Sami is truly something special. This story we have to share with you is one that has resonated and touched many hearts this year,read more

The Night Before Christmas…..at The Gabriel Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Words adapted by Kelly McKee – Haynes  ‘ Twas the night before Christmas all through The Foundation Every creature was stirring via flight, feet or defecation! The toys were all hung in the cages with care; the African Greys counting to make sure it was fair. The husbandry staff was listening to Edgar’s loud crooning…read more

Support our Non-Feathered “Flock”

Posted on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

WANTED: TGF’s 4-LEGGED HAPPY TRAILS FUND With a flock of nearly 1000 birds under our wing, we hope TGF’s friends will remember the woolly, hairy and furry critters that count on us for their care.  Sponsorship for any one of these sanctuary residents is a gift with a real reward to share for the holidaysread more

Meet Buster the Cockatiel

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

  Buster is one of the sweetest and charming cockatiels currently in our care, and he has a fondness for people and hanging out with some of our wonderful volunteers and staff. When Buster was placed into sanctuary with us, it was at his relinquisher’s request who wanted him to spend his days with aread more

Celebrating 20 Years of Service

Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Gabriel Foundation is celebrating 20 years of service with a fundraiser on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at The Shops at 9th Avenue from 2PM – 5PM, 899 Broadway, Denver, http://shopsat9thavenue.com/  (click here for location information) in the heart of The Golden Triangle. Mulled wine, cider, and light refreshments will be provided. We have aread more

Odie the Red Lored Amazon.

Posted on Saturday, November 15th, 2014

  Odie has been with TGF many years – at least half of his lifetime since he came into our care in 1997. Odie has a definite preference, at least in a home situation, for women, likely due to his first years as a companion bird. For him, a female caregiver means comfort, trust andread more

11/8/14 TBB Toy Making Workshop

Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Last weekend TBB hosted our last 2014 Toy Making Workshop with longtime friend and toy making guru, Andrea Frederick. We had the biggest turn out yet with close to thirty people in attendance! Andrea instructed the group on how to make small bird toys, foraging toys, repurposed toys from old toy parts, and large bird toysread more

Owning a Cockatoo: Mango’s Story

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Adopting a bird, any bird, but especially a gregarious, large and active Moluccan cockatoo like Mango takes a lot of consideration and planning. And it takes considerable care and attention to keep daily enrichment activities ongoing and creative. We were happy a few years ago when Mango was adopted to a family in NJ whereread more

Top Ten Halloween Safety Tips From The ASPCA

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Attention, bird lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters,         not for Scruffy andread more

Ask The Gabriel Foundation

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Hi There!  I have a question for you.  I have a young male English Budgie that I adore!  He is spoiled and loved by our whole family. He is a big time talker and can easily learn new phrases/words over a couple weeks.  Very cool!  I have wondered though, if it would be better forread more

For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission:

www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0
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For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0

Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals' welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start. Understanding how we evaluate animals' care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGF's flock is central to our approach to our birds' welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm
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Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start.  Understanding how we evaluate animals care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGFs flock is central to our approach to our birds welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm