Don’t put away your New Year’s party hats just yet—January 5 is National Bird Day!
The ASPCA and the Avian Welfare Coalition’s (AWC) are striving to expand shelter resources for exotic birds.
“Even when bred in captivity, birds are not considered domesticated animals, and their wild nature presents special challenges for traditional shelters that are already filled with homeless cats and dogs,” says ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres.
The ASPCA is offering shelters a guide called “Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters” at a 20% discount when ordered from the ASPCA online store. The AWC also offers a hands-on training workshop for shelter staff and volunteers on the care of exotic birds upon request.
For more information and to see how you can get involved, visit NationalBirdDay.org.