"Don't stop to ask whether the animal
or plant you meet deserves your sympathy,
or how much it feels,
or even whether it can feel at all:
respect it and consider all life sacred."
Albert Schweitzer

Lecompton, KS
Phone: (785) 817-6773
Email:
info@tallgrassparrot.org
 
   

 

We do not breed, sell, or adopt out any bird that comes through our doors. They will live out the rest of their lives here, with dignity and respect.

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A Message From The Director

On March 1, 2008 a fire engulfed the sanctuary, our home, and took the lives of all but 7 of the birds that lived here. The loss of so many precious lives was and still is devastating

At this time we are raising funds to rebuild the sanctuary. The previous sanctuary facility was constructed on the bottom floor of our home. It was below ground due to the extreme storms we have here in Kansas; we mistakenly thought this would be safer then an above ground facility. While insurance paid to have it rebuilt we no longer feel comfortable having the birds below ground. We never considered fire and the lack of ability to evacuate them if necessary.

At this time we do not have the funds to build a separate facility. Our plans are to have it attached to our home with ease of access to the outside and with a separate ventilation system. (The birds that we did rescue from the fire were in above ground rooms). Any donations that we receive will go into a building fund. We hope to raise $30,000 for the addition in time.

It has been 2 years since our fire (March 1, 2008) and the pain of the loss of so many of precious lives still washes over us in waves. The scars I have from my burns do not compare with the scars of the heart. We continue on with our cause of educating people to the special needs of parrots and the need for conservation of these beautiful beings in the wild, but at this time are not able to accept any birds in need of sanctuary.

Sincerely,
Kail Marie, Director
Tall Grass Parrot Sanctuary, Inc.