Many people enjoy watching birds flock to feeders or hearing them sing in the forest, but sometimes our avian friends need help. They face all sorts of risks and challenges, from falling out of nests as babies to flying into windows and becoming stunned or injured. Hundreds of thousands of birds are injured, harmed or abandoned every year. These tiny creatures fall prey to harm easily because they are so delicate, and have little to no defense. These birds need constant care when they go into a animal rescue facility - meaning those facilities are in constant need of new, usable supplies.
If harmed, baby birds have little chance of surviving without human intervention. Given their vulnerable state, baby birds sometimes fall out of their nests, face abandonment by their mothers or are wounded by predators.
While flying and swooping, wild birds may not notice a glass window, a car speeding down the road, or an animal hunting them. Getting sick or injured in the wild are other possibilities as to why birds could need assistance. Domestic birds might be given up because the owners realize they can't take care of their bird, or a bird may get sick and need specialized care they can't provide or afford. In some sad cases domestic birds are abandoned into the wild when the owners can't or don't want to take care of them anymore. These birds have very little chance of surviving without rescuers help, as they have never been in the wild and the climate may be too harsh for them.
After a bird is taken to a shelter or rescue - these organizations need supplies to help their patients recover and promote general health and well being. Wildlife rescues often need to use their financial resources to supply food, shelter and other basic necessities for the animals they help. As a result, they don't always have the funding for other supplies that would benefit the birds. This is where you can make a difference.
How to Help
Send a small blanket that resembles a cozy nest to keep a bird comfortable and warm. Seven dropper caps will also be sent to aid in feeding the bird food, water and medicine.
Do even more for feather friends by sending a week's worth of dropper caps and a blanket for 2 birds!
Make the biggest impact by sending a weeks' supply of essential dropper caps to 5 birds and 5 small blankets. Plus, you'll send a box of medical gloves to help protect both the birds being treated and the shelter employees and volunteers handling them, from germs and pathogens that could spread.
These supplies can make a life-changing impact on rescue organizations and all kinds of avian friends, from beloved backyard songbirds, to wild ducks and geese, to chickens, to majestic birds of prey. Together, we can ease the burden on wildlife rescues and help injured birds take to the skies once more!
Other important information:
- You will not receive a shipment from this purchase. We will contact the receiving organizations on your behalf.
- You will be charged all required taxes for your location. Save your receipt and consult your tax professional to determine if you're able to claim this purchase as a tax-deductible donation expense.
- GreaterGood has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of Benefit Buy contributions based upon what the receiving organization needs the most. We will always contribute products of equal or greater value. Contributions may be distributed as cash or may be used to help other charity partners depending on the greatest need.
- GreaterGood is proud to help provide these goods for animals in need on your behalf. We couldn't do it without your support -- thank you!