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Thanks to your generosity and that of MANY others, Mickaboo has ended the October 2013 moratorium on additions to our foster flock.  THANK YOU very, very much!  You have an opportunity tomorrow (yes, Tomorrow!) to continue supporting our mission of improving the quality of life for companion birds in need.

During the last moratorium, we reviewed our financial policies in light of having had two moratoria in one year - the result of demand for our services outpacing our funding model - and made changes. We created a per-bird fee for individuals surrendering their pets.  This fee has been generally well received and understood; that said, there are times when the surrenderer cannot afford it.  This is where YOU come in!

We are creating a "Benevolent Fund" to assist these surrendering guardians. The pictured budgies – all of whom are undergoing veterinary treatment - recently came to Mickaboo from a guardian who needed this sort of financial help. All funds collected tomorrow - GlobalGiving's first Bonus Day of 2014 - will be dedicated to this fund. 

Tomorrow, from Feb 12, 6 am PT - 9 pm PT (or Feb 12, 9 am ET - midnight Eastern), GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $75,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Tomorrow, go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page to take advantage of this opportunity – early tomorrow (we recommend 6am-7am Pacific) - before matching funds run out!

Read more about how Mickaboo impacts the lives of our feathered companions in our recently published newsletter.  From an unexpected adoption to an Amazon's medical and emotional rehabilitation, there's a heartwarming story for everyone.

Please make a note (now) to give tomorrow to help many other birds like this budgie trio and their pre-Mickaboo guardians.  They and our volunteers will really appreciate it!

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