Welcome to the website of the Northeastern Avian Rescue, "NEAR." NEAR is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the safety and care of parrots and other exotic pet birds. The mission of our organization is to Rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted parrots and other exotic pet birds. We often refer to our mission as "The Three R's."
Rescue - The Northeast Avian Rescue works alongside the public, local law enforcement and SPCA organizations to remove birds from bad situations. Sometimes its abuse or neglect - you'd be amazed at how often this happens. Sometimes it's simply a matter of receiving a bird from someone who, for whatever reason, just can't handle its care any longer. We approach each rescue case in a clear-headed non-judgmental manner. That's hard to do sometimes, but every situation is different... and at the end of the day it doesn't matter so much what the reasons are, we just have to be there for the birds. Rescued birds are brought into our foster families where they are evaluated for medical and/or behavioral problems.