The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) isn't home to just cats and dogs -- we also have hamsters, horses, ferrets, rats, pigs, donkeys, bulls, roosters, chickens, iguanas, guinea pigs, turtles, ponies, bunnies....and birds!
Two days after Christmas of 2008, the PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement team rescued more than 60 birds (and one cat!) from a trailer home in Northern Pennsylvania. The majority of the birds were in dirty, broken cages and others were flying freely though the trailer. All of them had been badly neglected, but the majority were healthy enough to be adopted.
So what happened to the birds?
Just ask Margaret and Jacqueline, who adopted one of them. His name is Trua and he's a two-year-old Cockatiel.
"Trua is a wonderful bird, and he brings our family a lot of love and makes our daughter Jacqueline so happy. He kisses and goes on our hand just like our Jingels did. Jingles is so missed, we had him for 16 years. Now we have Trua and he has a wonderful home and is cared for so much."
It looks like Trua is also a Phillies fan!
Speaking of the Phillies, the PSPCA is having a "Pup Rally" tomorrow, Thursday, April 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia. We're joining the Phillies Red Phanatic, Phillies Broadcasters, and Phillies Ballgirls to raise funds and awareness for the PSPCA.
It's free and open to the public -- especially the dogs (or the Chase Mutleys, rather). At 5:45 PM there will be a "Pup Parade" and prizes will go to the best-dressed pooches, so dress your pups in their Phillies best.
For more information, visit our website: http://www.pspca.org/events?id=218.
Sadly, we can host any birds tomorrow, but we know that Trua will be there in spirit! Judging by the picture above, maybe he's planning to call in???