After weeks of thorough research and consideration, Casper Police will be working with the Gabriel Foundation to rehome rescued exotic birds.
On July 17th, 2019, Casper Police rescued forty-two dogs, fourteen cats, eight exotic birds, and one chicken through a search warrant on a Casper home.
All animals were placed in the care of Metro Animal Shelter. The cats and dogs were made available for adoption on July 25th, 2019. Due to the specialty care required and endangered status of the exotic birds, additional time and resources were required to ensure these animals were placed in the most appropriate and professional care possible.
The Gabriel Foundation, a Colorado-based parrot welfare organization, was selected after weeks of intense deliberation.
“One of our main requirements in this decision-making process was to choose an organization which could not only provide the best care possible for these birds within the Rocky Mountain Region but also had strict adoption guidelines in place,” said Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters. “It was very important to us that our Casper residents would be able to adopt the birds that were rescued from our community. The Gabriel Foundation was able to assure us of that. We sincerely hope to see some of these incredible animals back in the Casper community.”
The transfer of care will take place Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 9:00am at Metro Animal Shelter in Casper.
Individuals interested in adopting these rescued exotic birds are encouraged to complete an adoption application through www.gabrielfoundation.org.
The Gabriel Foundation is a parrot welfare organization providing for the complete physical, psychological and environmental well-being of the parrots in our care. Through the education of the public, proper legal documentation, extensive support services, and constant follow-up procedures, we ensure that whether the parrots remain in a sanctuary, in rehabilitation, or are placed into adoptive homes, that the parrots are continually nurtured. The Gabriel Foundation also provides for the general welfare of parrots in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and reliable educational materials and resources to the public.
The Gabriel Foundation is a 501(C)(3) agricultural and veterinary affiliated organization licensed by the State of Colorado.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the wellbeing of all members of the Casper community. We would like to thank the community for their support in our efforts to care for and rehome these rescued animals.