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Bird Toon of the Day - September 18, 2015

To me, this Bizarro from July 8, 2005 serves as reinforcement to my policy of letting my budgies out of their cage as much as possible.  I did that with the very first budgie I had, in 1968, and the policy has worked well all the way through my present small flock of Mickaboo budgies.  Enjoy.

GlobalGiving Bonus Day 9/16/2015 - FINAL Report

We promised to update you throughout the day on where we stood with regard to today's donation matching activities. BashfulHere is our final report on today's activities.

Thanks to YOU, we have collectively raised $17,360, slightly lower than our $20K goal for today.  GlobalGiving's matching funds were augmented by an anonymous donor's Challenge Grant; about $360 of the challenge grant funds remain - we will talk to the challenge grant donor about how they want us to handle the leftover monies.

LucyAnd the "most donors" race?  We came in second, with 96 donors.  That was good enough for a $1000 prize!

Bashful, Lucy, and the 450+ birds in our rescue flock, AND the volunteers who care for these beautiful beings thank you VERY much!  We could not do what we do without your financlal support.

 

GlobalGiving Bonus Day Challenge Grant - 8:40 pm update

An anonymous budgie-loving supporter is providing $750 to incent GlobalGiving donations, with the hope that Mickaboo will regain its "most donors" first place position in today's GlobalGiving fundraising event.  Our generous donors have used $390 of the $750 - so there's more matching funds to be had!

GlobalGiving donations between now and 9 pm PT (just 20 minutes from now!) will be matched at 50% by this Challenge Grant! Give now here!

There's Still Time - GlobalGiving Bonus Day update, 9/16/2015, 12:30 pm

Thanks to the support of many many generous people - over 60 of you - we have raised almost $15K toward our $20K fundraising goal.  All of our birds are deeply appreciative that so many people care about them!

There's still $7K in matching funds left!  Give today at this donation page to have your gift go farther, propelled by the 30% matching offered by GlobalGiving.  Share the link with a friend - doing so can help us win the "most donors" prize offered today.

Send questions to donations@mickaboo.org. Thank you for your generosity!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day 9/16/2015 - status as of 9:50 am

LuchThanks to the support of many many generous people - over 50 of you, in fact! - we have raised almost $12K toward our $20K fundraising goal.  Birds like Lucy, the Patagonian Conure pictured at right, benefit from your assistance.  

Lucy had a sudden drastic lack of appetite. Not even a whole almond could get her attention! And then she started vomiting. Very scary! She was hospitalized for almost two weeks while the vets worked on her diagnosis. After multiple x-rays and other procedures, they found a bad infection in her esophagus. We have been treating Lucy for six weeks with five medications and still have a long road ahead toward a full recovery.

Help us help Lucy and our other birds, so they can eventually be placed in "forever" homes, by giving today at this donation page.  Share the link with a friend - doing so can help us win the "most donors" prize offered today.

Send questions to donations@mickaboo.org. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Help Bashful the Bluefront Amazon - Matching Gift Opportunity NOW

BashfulBecause of your continued support, Mickaboo has been able to continue our work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing companion birds.  We have accepted 75 and adopted out 87 birds so far this year, while caring for a flock of 450 birds, from the smallest finch to the largest amazon. 

YOUR help and that of our many dedicated volunteers are what make Mickaboo's rehabilitation work possible. Your donation today can go further– a matching gift event is underway today (Sept 16), 6 am - 9 pm PT. GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor, until GlobalGiving's $70,000 in matching funds runs out.  Give early to help ensure YOU get the match!  -AND- today's bonus event features three extra prizes for the most people giving today - help us win it by inviting a friend to give along with you!

Your gifts help birds like Bashful. About 37 years old, Bashful is a lovely blue front amazon that sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Old McDonald", and can bark, meow, and whistle. She prefers men and does well with women. She steps up and is a healthy, older bird.

Please consider taking advantage of today's matching gift opportunity to help Bashful and our other birds heal.

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