Rescued Parrots Get a New Home

September 16, 2019
Support from the Scott Family Fund enabled construction of a new parrot aviary at Flamingo Gardens.

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.

Support from the Scott Family Fund helps Flamingo Gardens house rescued and adopted parrots.

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.

Creating this new home for rescued and adopted parrots at Flamingo Gardens is an example of how our Fundholders support Animal Welfare – one of the 10 Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future.

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.

Scott Family Fund support for the new aviary at Flamingo Gardens fosters Animal Welfare - one of the key issues that matter most to shaping a better future for Broward.
The new aviary at Flamingo Gardens is larger and includes improved safety features.
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To learn how you can support Animal Welfarel, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at nthies@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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