Exotic Bird Rescue Needs a New Home

For: Lazicki's Bird House and Rescue
Organizer: Valerie Ashley
$14,265
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 245 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Lazicki’s has helped hundreds of unwanted parrots

find new, loving homes

Lazicki’s Bird House and Rescue is the only rescue in Rhode Island to focus exclusively on re-homing abused, and unwanted exotic parrots.  This work is desperately needed.  We receive approximately 10-20 calls per week from people looking to relinquish, or needing emergency placement for their bird.  Many birds do not come from the best of situations; coming to us missing eyes, toes, feathers and worst of all with broken spirits.  Now in our 17th year, Lazicki’s has helped hundreds of birds find better lives because of the dedication and sacrifice of those who believe in us.

We won’t be able to continue without your help.

We received devastating news earlier this month that our building has fallen into disrepair and will need to be demolished.   We only have until December 30, 2013 to find a new facility to house our flock of close to 70 parrots and continue this important work.  Rental costs for commercial properties here in Wakefield are higher than what we are currently paying. The spaces we have found so far in our price range will require extensive renovations in order to meet the needs of the birds currently entrusted to our care.

We cannot make these renovations without you. Your support will ensure that the birds you see in this video will continue to have:

  • a comfortable home and loving daily interaction
  • proper sunlight for their health
  • cleaning facilities to keep the rescue spotless
  • space to allow the birds to fly and stretch their wings

Please help us raise our goal of $10,000.00 to assist in offsetting renovation and rental costs so that we can continue this important work.  To learn more about our rescue’s history and the birds who currently call our rescue home, please visit www.lazibirds.org or find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/grammiecracker.

With your support, we will face this new challenge head-on and make a wonderful new home for the Lazicki parrots!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 2, 2014

Posted on January 2, 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who pitched in to lend us a hand during this fundraising campaign.  We are beyond grateful!  The floor in the new location was in pretty rough shape, and the cement sander was no help at all so we decided to use these mats to cover the floor.  They were approved by the state vet and will not only insulate the floor from heat loss but will also be soft on volunteers' feet.  The floor issue delayed our move by a few days but we are on our way to being open for business in Warwick. We would have never been able to afford these thick, durable mats without your help.  For a photo check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/grammiecracker  


Posted on December 21, 2013

Posted on December 21, 2013

It's official! We got the keys to the new place today and I had the privilege of helping Steve rip up carper for a bit this afternoon. Having done that - I realize what a labor intensive job that is (for me anyway). LOL If anyone would like to assist Steve tomorrow (Sunday, December 22) in this process - he will be at the new location (2141 West Shore Road Warwick) beginning at noon! Thanks!

Posted on December 14, 2013

Posted on December 14, 2013

We are just about there folks. Waiting on one last inspection of the new facility by the fire marshal and the keys to the new place are ours!  We are beyond excited to begin fresh at 2141 West Shore Road Warwick!
We have already begun packing up toys and perches into boxes, and steam cleaning empty cages.  We have had so many offers from the community to assist us in the move - we feel truly blessed.  Here is a little video we made as we get closer to moving day. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsTs_juopos

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