Bird home for the bruised

2018-03-14 06:01
From left: Riva Davisholding Snowy, Percy Kheswa, Meghan PAgeholding Lulu and Tamara Naidoo with Fantaon her shoulder.PHOTO: byrone athman

From left: Riva Davisholding Snowy, Percy Kheswa, Meghan PAgeholding Lulu and Tamara Naidoo with Fantaon her shoulder.PHOTO: byrone athman

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BROKEN birds need love too, seems to be the motive behind the practice of housing and taking care of any bird that needs tending to, at the Fallen Angels Bird Sanctuary and Rescue Facility (FABSARF) in Ashburton.

Indigenous or not, the sanctuary offers a place where birds can be taken care of, nursed and loved back to health, instead of the normal procedure of euthanasia if a bird is considered too far gone.

The bird sanctuary, which offers a 24-hour call-out service, began under the name Small Fry’s in 2014, manufacturing enrichment toys and accessories for birds and small pets. It changed its name to FABSARF in 2016 when it saw a greater need to focus on bird rescue while using Small Frys’ toys as a way to subsidise the rescue facility.

Sharing her passion for nursing and taking care of birds, D.E. Davis showed the Maritzburg Fever around her secure and stable facility where every bird is allowed to fly freely.

“We have a clinic area where our recovering birds are kept. Any bird that comes in is treated with antibiotics from our vet, who we consult with, is treated for lice infestation and is dewormed,” said Davis.

With some birds coming in with deformed spines, bite wounds and more, Davis said that their policy is to fight for the bird until the end and they refuse to give up on any bird.

“We will fight to the bitter end for these birds,” emphasised Davis.

Housing 140 birds, the organisation has, in the pipelines, an application to become a full-time rehabilitation centre, permitting it to work with all types of indigenous wildlife.

The private facility will be hosting a market day on March 24 at the Ashburton Clubhouse and accepts any donations from the public and more specifically is appealing to the public for the items listed below:

• blankets

• corrugated sheets

• F10 products

• fencing

• newspapers

• paint (non-toxic)

• poles

• shade cloth

• stakes

• weld mesh

• wire mesh

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