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COVID-19 Update
Please read the information below which highlights NEAR's response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Until further notice, Northeast Avian Rescue (NEAR) will remain closed to the public. While we are still monitoring and working on adoption applications, we are not accepting any appointments for adoption interviews.

If you need to surrender a bird, it is important to fill out a surrender request on this website as soon as you can. We will work with you to bring your bird into the shelter, however we will not allow access inside the building until the orders for Social Distancing are rescinded. We understand that surrendering a bird is a very difficult, emotional decision. If you can wait until we re-open our doors, we encourage you to do so. At that time you will be welcome to visit and spend as much time as necessary to be comfortable with the surrender decision.

If you are interested in volunteering for NEAR, please do contact our volunteer coordinator (volunteer@rescueparrots.org). We will begin conducting volunteer orientations again once it is prudent and safe to do so.

We do apologize for any inconvenience our closure has caused. We are limiting access to the world (and the world's access to us) out of an abundance of caution. Thank you very much for understanding!

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