Now that we have gotten a bit of understanding of what the "new normal" is going to be, in the Covid and Post-Covid world, we continue to take a slow and cautious course with our operations in order to protect the health and safety of all our staff and volunteers.

Virtual interviews have worked so well we have decided to make them a permanent part of our adoption process. The virtual interviews will be conducted either by Zoom or Google Meet and must be completed before any scheduling of shelter visits. We will contact potential adopters via email to set up an appointment for the interview.

During the interview, we ask a variety of questions designed to help us get to know you and to figure out what the best fit will be for a bird that meets your experience and lifestyle. Adoption candidates, once approved, will be scheduled for a visit to meet the bird(s) deemed a good fit.

In most circumstances, previous adopters are exempt from the virtual meeting process.

Home visits will still be conducted once an adoption is finalized.

We will continue to abide by CDC recommendations for everyone’s safety. For now, we continue to limit in-person appointments to no more than 2 people. We will be practicing social distancing wherever possible and will require that face masks be worn during the visit.

Our focus is to provide the best possible future for our birds. With that in mind, we reserve the right to deny an application for any reason at any point in this process.

**** REMINDER **** We are open by appointment only.

Welcome to the website of the Northeastern Avian Rescue, "NEAR."  NEAR is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the safety and care of parrots and other exotic pet birds.  The mission of our organization is to Rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted parrots and other exotic pet birds.  We often refer to our mission as "The Three R's."

Rescue - The Northeast Avian Rescue works alongside the public, local law enforcement and SPCA organizations to remove birds from bad situations.  Sometimes its abuse or neglect - you'd be amazed at how often this happens.  Sometimes it's simply a matter of receiving a bird from someone who, for whatever reason, just can't handle its care any longer.  We approach each rescue case in a clear-headed non-judgmental manner.  That's hard to do sometimes, but every situation is different... and at the end of the day it doesn't matter so much what the reasons are, we just have to be there for the birds.  Rescued birds are brought into our foster families where they are evaluated for medical and/or behavioral problems.