Under My Wing refuge gets $100K grant

20 Aug 2018 | 12:34

WANTAGE — Under My Wing Avian Refuge in Wantage received $100,000. Animal Welfare Grant from the DJ&T Foundation on Aug. 10.
The DJ & T Foundation Board of Directors selected Under My Wing to receive this grant after determining that Under My Wing Avian Refuge is doing outstanding work to enhance the lives, rights and well-being of the animal population.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and The North Jersey Sanctuary for Exotic Birds provides home, flock, rest, refuge, and individualized care for life.
Established in 2007, Under My Wing exists to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe free flight and open cage environment dedicated to their well-being.
Through education and public awareness, seek to alleviate all animals suffering and help eliminate use of exotic birds as pets, their exploitation in show business and alleviate over-burdened parrot rescues by not emphasizing on the over rated adoption slogans for captive-bred birds due to the grown epidemic of bird abuse and hoarding scenarios all across our Country and beyond.
Under My Wing is focused on the present and future needs of the birds. Our experience brings us to a vision of preparedness and financial stability, with a well-equipped facility capable of handling the neverending needs of the birds – particularly those who have lost their human “family,” have been abandoned or abused, or are elderly or disabled. Preparedness is crucial not only for the immediate future but also for 10, 30, 50 years from now, Given the present overbreeding and over sales of parrots which can live 80 years or more and which frequently outlive their original owners. Our model is to become accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and, through our demonstrated excellence of care, play a leadership role in our community and State in promoting the socially, morally, and ethically responsible treatment of exotic birds.
Under My Wing has recently completed construction of a new 40’x 80’ building with free flight and open cage environment for the bird’s habitation. As a non-profit organization, Under My Wing survives solely on the donations and generous contributions of the public. In order to continually, and consistently help as many parrots as possible to have a safe and healthy life, your financial support is paramount to our lifesaving work. Furthermore, to continue with our development plan to improve, expand to build additional buildings and large outdoor flights aviaries.
Under My Wing is very grateful for the generosity of their donors and thankful for all gifts of any amount that contributes to animal welfare, projects that enhance the lives of our birds.
If you would like to participate by promoting, sponsoring a bird, or investing in the present and future of this organization, please contact Paula N Ashfield for further details at 973-702-7770 or send an email to paula@undermywing.org