Dr. Julie Burge, DVM could hardly believe what she found when she entered an abandoned home near Kansas City last week. The avian vet- who also runs Burges Bird Rescue- was shocked by what she saw. Several birds had been left in the home that had been abandoned by its owner. According to neighbors, someone stopped by the house every so often to leave food and water on the floor. The birds, 4 macaws and 2 cockatoos, were rescued from the home this week.
The birds were signed over to Burges Bird Rescue by a woman who owned the property. Doctor Burge said the woman had discovered the birds living alone in a house that her ex-husband had formerly occupied. According to Burge, "The woman had a court order that said anything in the property was hers- and she said she never expected to find 6 birds her ex-spouse had left in the property."
After she got the request for help , Dr Burge and two volunteers gathered equipment and then rushed to the home to rescue the birds. The birds are now safely sheltered at Burge Bird Rescue.
Burges Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 rescue organization. The rescue takes over 100 unwanted companion birds every year and helps to find them new homes.
Dr. Burge is a true animal lover who volunteers her time to help birds and other animals. Dr. Julie Burge is a 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia. Although she started out seeing dogs, cats, and other small mammals, she soon realized that birds were the animals on which she wanted to focus her veterinary career.
She started Burge Bird Services in Kansas City in 1990, and has grown it to be the only exclusively avian practice in the area. She later started the rescue. Dr Burge also volunteers with several national disaster animal response teams and has helped in animal cruelty investigations.
Contact Burges Bird Services at 816-356-4700 or email: BurgeBirdServices@yahoo.com Burges Bird Services and Burges Bird Rescue is located in Grandview MO
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