When you adopt from NEAR, you sign an adoption contract. One of the most important items you agree to is that if, for any reason, you cannot keep a bird, it MUST come back to NEAR.

If you find you can't keep the bird, you cannot simply give it to a friend or family member.  You cannot sell, trade or otherwise dispose of the bird.

We will always work with you if you run into hard times with your bird(s), but this is one of the most important items in our -- or any other reputable rescue's - adoption contract.