Featured Birds

Corona and Starbuck

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

This month we’re sharing and celebrating the stories of two birds that are in our care and in the adoption program. Not that they’re shady characters, but we don’t have much information on them since they both came to us from different animal shelters – Colorado Springs and Denver for which TGF is a transferread more

Sebastian and Cotton: A Moluccans Story

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I received the vm to call a local animal shelter. I did, and was told that there was a pair of large cockatoos that needed to be transferred to The Gabriel Foundation. And, they were housed in a big cage that could go with them. I was told that they looked pretty ratty and hadread more

Sunny, the Sun Conure

Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012

……..the story continues All of us at TGF are so happy to share the joy that adoptions bring about for our flock and their human caregivers. Sunny’s new family is still smitten with him. Here’s his story. Sunny, the Sun conure, is the little buddy to Cotton, the Moluccan cockatoo. As noted above, both birdsread more

Meet Shammie and Roxie

Posted on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

In July 2008, 31 macaws from the Commonwealth of VA were physically placed under the care of TGF as the result of a cruelty seizure by Orange County, Virgini a animal control. Those birds were transported to a TGF off-site care location in FL as ordered by the Court. The owners of those birds facedread more

VA Macaws Update

Posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2012

TGF would love to have the current financial ability to build a new facility for the Virginia Macaws. Although we have applied to various sources specifically for these birds, sufficient funds, whether private or public, have not been granted in order to accomplish this feat. We DID receive emergency grant funding in late fall toread more

Dawn, the Mighty Cockatiel (update)

Posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012

“The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is with sadness that we announce the March 17, 2011 passing of Dawn, a trooper of a cinnamon-pied cockatiel. Dawn came to us in April 2006 – just 5 years ago, from a true rescue. Their owner, nowread 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