12/31/2022: We collectively raised over $40,400 (donations + matching funds) in the Quita Challenge. THANK YOU all for your generosity - this sum will help us cover about 3.5 weeks of our typical veterinary expenses.
We wish you and yours a happy and safe new year!
12/4/2022: THANKS to all of you for participating in our 25th Anniversary Holiday Funraiser and Party. We raised $49,655 toward our birds' veterinary care. See video links here.
10/16/2022: Mickaboo is hosting monthly online adoption fairs via Zoom and Facebook. Our Oct 2022 virtual adoption fair has been posted to Facebook and is featured below. Our next adoption fair will be shown via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 12, 2023, at 1 pm PT. Register here.
8/17/2022: Budgie SOS! Mickaboo is facing an overwhelming number of surrenders of budgies and we need more foster homes for budgies urgently! If you can help and you are already approved to adopt or foster with us, please contact our Parakeet Coordinator team. If you are new to Mickaboo and want to help, please use our Contact Form to get started today!
4/21/2022: Michelle Yesney stepped down as Mickaboo's CEO after 18 years of service. Michelle intends to stay active with Mickaboo as an experienced advisor and board member - and of course, she’ll be keeping her commitments to her current foster birds. See more details here.
Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #94-3286344) based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mickaboo is an all-volunteer virtual organization, meaning we are a network of volunteers with no central physical location. Our basic goal is to rescue parrots and other commonly domesticated companion birds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. To accomplish this goal, we do the following:
- Provide medical care and safe, healthy, foster homes for the rescued birds we take in.
- Take in and rehabilitate injured or sick conures from the San Francisco "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” flock.
- Find and educate quality adoptive homes for the birds in our foster care
- Inform avian caregivers on the most current standards of care via our free classes, online resources, and consultations.
- Educate the public about the tragedies of overpopulation, and encourage them to adopt, not buy or breed birds.
Mickaboo is always looking for energetic, responsible volunteers to become foster parents and to help us rescue 300 to 400 birds every year, including helping with administration, education, fostering, public relations, technical support, and even simple one-day tasks such as bird and cage transport or staffing our adoption fairs.
We gladly accept donations. Over 95% of the financial support we receive goes to providing direct care for our birds.