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As we begin to reopen, we are implementing new procedures for adoptions to protect the health and safety of ourselves and our volunteers.

We will now be conducting virtual interviews of prospective adopters prior to allowing anyone to visit the Shelter. All virtual interviews will be done via Google Meet or Zoom. We will contact potential adopters via email to set up an appointment for the interview.

During the interview, we will be asking a variety of questions that will help us find the best fit for your home, experience and lifestyle. Those approved for adoption will then be scheduled for a visit to meet the bird(s) deemed a good fit.

Previous adopters will not have to go through this process. Home visits will still be conducted once an adoption is finalized.

As we abide by the CDC recommendations for everyone’s safety, we are limiting 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.