My rescue needs your help, birblr

Earlier this year, I started a bird rescue with 2 other people. There’s no other bird/parrot rescue in my city, or even in my province, so we felt it was time to take charge and make a difference. And we have been! Many birds have been surrendered and we’ve been lucky enough to be able to find most of them forever homes!

We knew there would be battles to fight as a new rescue and we’ve fought our fair share of them and then some. But recently, we’ve had to deal with something really upsetting, frustrating and disappointing. One of the members of our organization quit. That alone is unfortunate, leaving 2 of us to handle the rescue alone. But the really upsetting part is that they had a good chunk of the rescue’s funds in their possession and are refusing to return it.
Unfortunately for us, it slows down our attempt at raising enough money to become a licensed non-profit organization.
Unfortunately for the BIRDS, that means we can’t take in as many, and if the past 6 months are an example of how many birds in our city need our help, we NEED to be able to take in birds.

We have set up a GoFundMe account to help recover the money that was lost. I know there are a lot of organizations that need money, but any donation would help!

Here’s the link:

Please, birblr, donate if you can. We appreciate it SO much. And please re-post! Spread the word, birblr!

Thank you,
Wings of Hope Parrot Rescue

Lana Del Rey bio

Living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New Jersey, NYC, London, Los Angeles, 

Going to boarding school, college, playing small shows, working in community service, and odd jobs.

She grew up in Lake Placid, New York State, and did one year of high school. She then agreed to go to a boarding school for three years which helped her deal with her alcohol dependency.

After graduating, Grant was accepted to university but decided not to attend right away (she obtained her secondary education from Fordham University in the Bronx studying philosophy and metaphysics a few years later.) She took a gap year and instead moved to Long Island to live with her aunt and uncle. She volunteered with the homeless and at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, even doing a cross-country trip to help build houses on Native American reservations. Then, she got a job as a waitress (“I loved it! Everyone always told me I was a great waitress,” she told MTV in 2012) while her uncle taught her to play the guitar.  Whilst working as a waitress on Long Island, Lana saved money to go and study metaphysics at Fordham University. It is here, at university and living in The Bronx, that Del Rey says her experiences with music began. Grant teamed up with producer David Kahne and used her advance money to move out to a trailer park in New Jersey where they began to perfect her debut album EP, Kill Kill, while she continued commuting to the Bronx to earn her degree.  (x)

In her years in New York, working “odd jobs” and “helping out in the community, in alcohol and drug awareness programs” and playing the singer-songwriter open-mic circuit.  

What did you do for work while you trying to break into singing?
“I did a couple of things, I did a website called Craigslist and I would just sort of look online for $100 jobs. Like, people will pay you $100 to do different things around the house or drive someone to New Jersey.

That’s pretty brave. You can find some fucked-up stuff on Craigslist. How did you know which ones were legit?
I mean, you often don’t know until you get there.

Did you ever get into trouble with that?
[Laughs] If I did, I wouldn’t tell you!

Just going to open-mic nights and things like that. It was mostly in Brooklyn. It was a folk scene. When I was 19, I signed to an independent record label. I was the only act on their roster, and then that record was shelved. After that, I still wanted to sing, but I started focusing on being an active member of my community.“ “I didn’t live at school, I lived where I could and studied what I enjoyed studying. I took what I wanted from that education but was making my first record at the same time.”  “I did move into a trailer park when I made my first record. I got ten grand from Five Points Records and moved into Manhattan Mobile Home in New Jersey.” “I used to take late night walks over the Williamsburg Bridge, go to all the 24 hour diners with $5 and beg the waiters to let me stay all night in exchange for the purchase of one giant slice of chocolate cake. I would sit for hours and read about interesting people like Karl Lagerfeld and listen to books on tape by Tony Robins to keep me company. I would take the D train to Coney Island, take the D train back to the Bronx where I lived on Hughes Avenue.”  “I lived in the Bronx for four years. I lived in Brooklyn for like four years after that.” “ I moved to Brooklyn with my boyfriend, and just started singing and playing there.”

“My life has gone through various incarnations, mostly transitions. But I don’t consider myself to be someone very provocative or radical – I embrace a lot of traditional things. But I believe in alternative lifestyles and in alternative relationships.” 

“I remember for the short time we lived together in NYC, I used to come home from work and see the entire wall of our studio apartment covered in weird tropical backdrops from the Party City store. There would be tinsel everywhere and streamers taped to the walls and I was furious because it looked like the most bizarre amateur movie set.” - Chuck Grant  

“I’ve been living in London off-and-on for the last year and a half. I started going over there to work with different producers. I never expected to end up there, but I’ve been spending a lot of time there.”

Sources (x)


It’s been a while since we last looked at our baby hedgehogs and you might be amazed at how much they have grown!
Their spines have now fully developed and they are looking much more like smaller adults. They are eating for themselves, and it won’t be too long before they can be given a second chance in the wild.

3-Legged Pit Bull Saved From Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring Cuddles With Kittens During Special Day Out

In celebration of his recovery from NFL quarterback Michael Vick’sinfamous dog fighting ring, which included years of rehabilitation and an amputation of a hind leg, Cherry Garcia was treated to the best day of his life, thanks to his loving owners and canine-minded site BarkPost.

The loveable pit bull, now living with Paul and Melissa Fiaccone and their two young children, started the day with his favorite activity: Cuddling with kittens.

Read more and see video
'The struggle in their eyes': Oil-drenched birds treated near site of Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan
1 bird has died, 2 two more are being treated

Three birds drenched in oil have been brought in for treatment at an animal shelter near the site of a pipeline leak that spilled 200,000 litres of oil and chemicals into the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday.

One of the birds, a sparrow, died. A Canada goose and a great blue heron are still being treated. All three were found near the initial spill site.

Wildlife rehabilitation workers travelled from Saskatoon on Saturday to help the Lend A Paw Animal Rescue, which has set up a triage station at a kennel in Maidstone, Sask., about 220 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

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its funny how in victorian novels a girl always gets sick at some point early in life and is never the same again like its just treated as a fact that she is weaker for the rest of her life and can never fully recover and now we’ve abandoned that sort of thinking because we emphasize progress and rehabilitation in mental health discourse but the secret is its not about you actually getting better as much as its about you being peak productive again and the reality is the victorians were right if you have been deathly sick either physically or mentally before you were 25 youre never going to be the same again or have the same level of health as you did before that but thats off limits to say bcs it doesnt fit the narrative of recovery

anonymous asked:

Do not feel bad about your zoo. My friend started with 2 dogs. Then got a lizard. Subsequent trips to the pet store for pet food yielded more animals. The total now is, 2 dogs, 6 fish, a snake, 2 bearded dragons, and as of today a chameleon. She loves all of them and they have lovely enclosures :) having a zoo is totally cool (yours sounds lovely :3)

aaah thank you, Anon!!

My metric is that, so long as I have the time, money and all-around resources to ensure all the animals not only survive, but thrive in my care, then it can’t be bad!
For me, it’s a therapeutic way to spend the time. A very dedicated ‘hobby’, as much as a labor of love!
I’d only really be worried if I took on more animals without knowing or considering how to accommodate it properly. I’ve been offered a few animals that I’ve turned down; either due to the ethics of having that animal in trade, or to the fact that I just don’t have the resources for that specific animal. 

I am quickly becoming known as “that person” who’ll take in almost anything in need of a home. Which, actually–I don’t mind!! But I have to stay conscious of my limitations. 

anonymous asked:

Did Taylor or her publicist try fighting the media back in 2013? I also head that she fired her publicist after that and hired Tree in 2014?

Paula, Taylor’s old publicist, had a very hands off approach, which basically meant that the media crucified Taylor. Paula just wasn’t good at her job, plain and simple. Tree was hired in Spring 2014 and rehabilitated Taylor’s image. The press was overall very kind to Taylor leading up to 1989 and during the era.

Paula has recently shown just how unprofessional she is on twitter; Taylor is definitely in better hands now.

A doctor on break spoke to Masaomi as he waited for the elevator.
“Oh, Masaomi. No school today?”
“I left early so I could see your face, Doctor. No, really.”
“Well, at least you’re in a good mood. I hope you can share that energy with Saki.”
“Yeah… How is she doing?” he asked politely. The doctor, who was in her thirties, kept a cool expression on her face.
“As I told you before, her nerves are all connected, so if she undergoes rehabilitation, she should be able to walk. It seems to be the mental shock that is afflicting her more. Oh, and she hardly ever talks, except when you and another fellow who looks a bit like a club host come by–then she’s a real chatterbox.”
After having just finished a conversation with her, it was hard to believe that Saki did not normally speak. But the doctor wasn’t lying to him. He knew that before she was hospitalized, she wasn’t the type to initiate a conversation with others.
Except for one man, the so-called “fellow who looks a bit like a club host”: Orihara Izaya.
Masaomi hid his emotions from his face.
The doctor continued, “She ought to be recovering at home by now. But she has no relatives, so… Anyway, the hospital funds are coming from somewhere, so we’re really happy to keep tending to her. Make sure you keep coming so she doesn’t get lonely. She’s really been much happier lately, now that you’re visiting again.”
“I’ll do my best,” he smiled weakly.
The chatty doctor narrowed her eyes and leaned closer. “Feel like coming over tonight? I’m on the early shift, and tomorrow’s my day off,” she propositioned.
Masaomi easily deflected her advance. “Sorry, I’ve got a prior engagement.”
“Everybody always wants a piece of you. If I were your legitimate girlfriend, I’d have stabbed you by now.”
“And then helped me heal, right? The healing power of your love would work gangbusters on me.”
Masaomi summoned a smile with all of his heart for her and left the hospital without another word. He stared up at the sky again, unable to put a name to the emotion he was feeling now.
—  Durarara!! Novel 3, Yen Press Translation, AKA: Stranger Danger: Doctor Edition, AKA: Orihara “fellow who looks a bit like a club host” Izaya
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She can’t help but laugh as the water hits her face, the sound echoing off of the high ceilings above them. It’s not the most conventional swim job she’s ever had, being roped into some rehabilitation for someone, but she’d needed the money over summer so she’d taken it. What she hadn’t expected was their friendship to blossom the way it had, and even though they were a client, Camilla found that she loved spending time with them. “Hey! No need for that!” Putting her hands up to guard her face, she slapped one down to try to splash back. “Three more weeks and then you don’t have to wake up at 6 am anymore, and you never have to see this ugly mug again. You’re getting stronger every day.”

I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.

“*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. 
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”
The Greenest Building is Often the One Already Built

Ten reasons to retrofit, restore or rehabilitate older/historic homes instead of building new. 

Check out for legit reasons 1-10.
Here are the rest:

11. Makes a great haunted house for Halloween season.
12. Ghosts make great/interesting house guests.
13. Reminding neighborhood kids that your house is built over an ancient cemetery keeps them out of your backyard.
14. Widow’s Walks make a great place for BBQs.
15. Retrofitting an old factory into condos that have lots of exposed brick and stainless steel earns you at least 50 points (out of 100) on the Hipster scale. 


Rehabilitation of the Day

Petronella the leopard gecko who arrived at our rescue just over two weeks ago. This little one was so deformed by MBD (metabolic bone disease) that we were worried that she was not going to pull through.

Thankfully, Petronella continues to prove herself as a fighter. She has gained 6 grams since her vet visit and has started eating insects (tong fed) instead of being force fed a slurry. While her limbs and spine will never be corrected, she is able to drag herself around and explore all areas of her enclosure.

If you want to help support us in our efforts to continue rescuing animals like Petronella, please consider donating via PayPal to or contact us about other ways to donate.
Display Your Love of All Things Scaly!
The Gecko Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping reptiles, and amphibians, in New England. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find...

Do you like cute leopard gecko art on your shirts? Do you like helping rescue organizations to help save and get new homes for leopard geckos as well as many other reptiles?
For a short time The Gecko Sanctuary a Massachusetts based 501c3 non-profit organization is selling T-Shirts to raise funds for vet bills and food. Non-profit means zero profit so we need to raise money to be able to take care of the animals in rehabilitation.


Kingfishers are not a common sight here at Wildlife Aid and always attract a bit of attention.
This one was brought in to us after flying into a window. Our vet, Emma, found it to be stunned, but alert and flapping normally. She gave it fluids and pain killers and has been feeding it on rather expensive fish round the clock!
Hopefully it will continue to improve and we are hoping for a release very soon :)