Rescued parrots with nowhere else to go now have a safer and roomier home, thanks to Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders.
Support from the Scott Family Fund enabled construction of a new parrot aviary at Flamingo Gardens – the 60-acre wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden in Davie.
Pet parrots often end up abandoned because the large birds can live for decades, requiring more care than their owners, or their owners’ heirs, can handle.
Flamingo Gardens has long provided a home for parrots that can’t be released to the wild, but last year, its rusted, 20-year-old parrot enclosure was at risk of collapse.
Now, thanks to a $6,000 grant from the Scott Family Fund, Flamingo Gardens has opened an enlarged parrot aviary – with stronger steel, improved safety-cage entrances and more room for the parrots to spread their wings.
Carole and Steven Scott are among the Foundation’s Community Builders – bold leaders who establish endowed charitable Funds of $1 million or more. Knowing about the Scotts’ passion for helping animals, Justine Morgan – the Foundation’s Charitable Funds Services Director – reached out to Flamingo Gardens for ways the Scotts could make an impact with their Fund.
Support for Flamingo Gardens’ parrot rescue turned out to be just the right fit for the Scott Family Fund.
The character of our community is reflected in the way we treat our animals. Animal Welfare seeks to ensure that Broward’s animals are treated with respect and live safely without threat or abuse. Support for animal rescue, spay and neuter programs as well as emergency medical care are among the ways that our Fundholders create bold impact for Animal Welfare.