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Wings of Hope, New Jersey
Rescue and Sanctuary
P.O. Box 22, Cleveland, GA  30528
Ph: (732) 833 - 7825   Fax: (706) 219-3573
Email:  WOH@wingsofhope-nj.com

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Birds with Special Needs
The Wings of Hope Special Needs fund is designed to help those birds with extra-ordinary circumstances entrusted to our care. With your help, Wings of Hope will never have to turn away a bird in need of extra medical care, due to lack of funds. All funds donated will remain in this fund, and be used for those "special needs" birds only.
Check out our other "Special Needs" birds that are looking for very special people to give them a good loving home.
Kelly is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon who arrived to us in poor condition, but not because of lack of vet care or love from her surrendering owners. About 85% of her was plucked with scabbing present. She is currently on meds to decrease swelling and itching. She also gets showers every other day to help her skin and we are changing her diet to help with the vitamin deficiency. Kelly is a very sweet, but timid girl. She steps up and can be vocal about it, however she never bites.

Kelly has been with us for quite time, but we feel that as long as her owner is willing to learn how to properly take care of her wounds because she needs continued wound treatment, she is ready to start looking for a special home to provide her the loving and care that she needs and deserves.

Kelly is now in a WOH Sanctuary Home.

You can make a difference !

If you are not yet in a position to bring in a Special Needs companion, but still have a soft spot in your heart to make a difference in the life of a special one like Kelly, please make a donation to our Special Needs Fund by using the secure online PayPal button.  Those donated funds will be used for the care of Special Needs Birds until they are placed in their forever home.
Here are updates on some of our prior "Special Needs" Birds.
Tess/Jess is a 6-7 year old extremely hand tame Moluccan Cockatoo who had 3 homes before coming to Wings of Hope. Currently a special needs M2 because he was injured in a fall and ruptured an air sac. When his sac fills with air it must be deflated with a needle. He also wears a custom collar as he mutilates in the area of the rupture. He loves to shower but cannot get wet when his collar is on as the collar can’t get wet. He will mutilate the area around the rupture if he is not collared.

Tessa was adopted in December 2007!
Baby/Booger is an adult Blue Fronted Amazon who came into WOH on July 16, 2006. She is being worked with at her foster home to improve her diet. Her foster home reports that she is such a cute bird and has adjusted well with baths and medicine.

Baby was adopted in November 2007!
This is Micky, a Moluccan Cockatoo. Micky came in with a serious injury to his right leg, as well as a bone infection, which has caused him to loose the ability to perch in that foot. He has been under the care of our vet, with great success. The wound on his leg has gone from the size of a quarter, to about the size of a pencil eraser, and is now healed. Our goal was to save his leg and we did. His wound is now totally healed, however he has started to mutilate his leg above the injury and this leads us to believe he has pain or a sensation he does not like due to the probable nerve damage from the past injury. Medications and bandaging of the limb are all we can do at this point and hope that in time whatever he is feeling goes away. He is a happy and loving bird who will sit all day, as long as someone is scratching or petting him. During all of his painful treatment he has never once bitten or shown any ill will toward anyone.

Micky was adopted August 6th of 2007!
Millie: It is with great sadness that we announce that Millie passed on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the very end of her surgery. Please check out her memorial page.
(Sheepy)
(Joe)
Sheepy and Joe are “Special Needs” birds because they have splayed legs. They just need their cages arranged in a special way because of their legs. This means that their legs stretch far apart, like they are doing a straddle and they have difficulty perching if their cage isn’t arranged appropriately.

But they come with a cage that is already properly set up for them and you will get that cage when you adopt them. Having splayed legs does not affect a bird’s quality of life, their lifespan, or the love that they have for their person. Sheepy and Joe are wonderful birds, with great eating habits and great social skills.

Their foster mom takes them out of their cage and she made Joe a special water and food dish due to the fact he's the most disabled one. They love Animal Planet and Sesame Street. I plop them right in front of the TV and they are good. Their foster mom says that she’s going to hate to see them leave.

They just found their longtime, loving home in March of 2007.
Ollie is an Orange Winged Amazon "Special Needs" bird who was the victim of frostbite on his feet. One is a total amputation and the other is a stump. He has a special modified cage, with ladders and platforms and does well.

Ollie found a great home where he can be loved and give love and where his person doesn't even see his handicaps.
Max is a 25-year-old Blue & Gold Macaw who was surrendered into our care due to his owner's failing health. Max was kept on a perch no bigger than 23 inches for his entire life. Max is blind, probably due to a life long deficiency in vitamins and proper care. He was also under the care of our vet and was being treated for an underlying infection. Due to improper care, what we consider neglect, he started plucking his feathers. We hope with his current diet and care, his feathers will regrow and perhaps his sight may improve.

He has now officially been adopted into his loving, longtime home. (Thank you Helene)
Sydney is a Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, who is a severe plucker. She has been under the care of a vet and a bird behaviorist, without success. We have also tried behavior modification, also without success. She is a happy and loving bird that will sit all day, as long as someone is scratching or petting her. She clicks her beak in contentment.

Sydney was accepted into the Wings of Hope-NJ Sanctuary Program, and we use her in our Educational Programs.
Zappa is a Congo African Grey who, for reasons unknown, mutilated himself. He is a loving and friendly bird. He is doing extremely well.

He is almost fully feathered, and was adopted by his Foster Home. (Thank you Pam)
This is Max-ine and she is a White Eyed Conure. Unfortunately for Max-ine, at one point she was housed with an Umbrella Cockatoo who damaged Max-ine’s eye, beak and nare. She is blind in her left eye with a hole in her upper beak. She is learning to trust again. Max-ine needs someone as special as she is to care for her. Max-ine has no special requirements, except for unconditional love, caring, and patience.

Update: Max-ine has been updated by a very wonderful lady. (Thank you Freddie)
You can make a difference !

If you are not yet in a position to bring in a Special Needs companion, but still have a soft spot in your heart to make a difference in the life of a special one like Kelly, please make a donation to our Special Needs Fund by using the secure online PayPal button.  Those donated funds will be used for the care of Special Needs Birds until they are placed in their forever home.
If you've never used PayPal before, please go to Paypal.com to register (registration is free) and you can use your credit card or bank account to make a monetary gift to us. Once you've registered you can use the button above to donate to us.

Or you may make a donation by check. Please mail your donation, clearly marked "Special Needs" to:
Wings of Hope-NJ
Special Needs Fund
P.O. Box 22
Cleveland,  GA  30528

Thank you in advance for your contribution to our "Special Needs" Fund.
Wings of Hope-NJ
Special Needs Fund
Post Office Box 22
Cleveland, GA  30528

Thank you in advance for your contribution to our "Special Needs" Fund.
If you've never used PayPal before, please go to Paypal.com to register (registration is free) and you can use your credit card or bank account to make a monetary gift to us. Once you've registered you can use the button above to donate to us.

Or you may make a donation by check. Please mail your donation, clearly marked "Special Needs" to:

Mr. Peabody has been in rescue since April 2011. He has always been an entertaining personality in spite of his medical issues.He came into rescue plucking and had in the past been self mutilating. Vetting initially revealed an underlying infection and after treatment he began to thrive.

Unfortunately, a recent trip to the vet revealed a long standing, inoperable, cloacal prolapse. He will need to be monitored for signs of infection for the rest of his life.

Even with all these issues he continues to be a wonderful and loving bird that will steal your heart. This special guy will require a very special person that will commit to his care and give as much love as they will receive.