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***IMPORTANT NOTICE 16/7/2017*** - Unfortunately Birdline are now full with regard to rescue birds, and are currently UNABLE take additional birds into the charity. We will provide an update as soon as the position changes

WARNING – Please Be Aware 

If you are looking to re-home your parrot, please always use a reputable Parrot Rescue Organisation.

Always check to ensure the organisation you wish to use is registered with an approved organisation such as ‘The Charities Commission’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

WARNING – Please Be Aware

If you are looking to re-home your parrot, please always use a reputable Parrot Rescue Organisation.

Always check to ensure the organisation you wish to use is registered with an approved organisation such as ‘The Charities Commission’ or ‘Companies House’.

We do know of some so called ‘Parrot Rescues’ who are taking in birds, and then re-selling them despite what their web sites states.

  

Please note that we only operate in England, Scotland and Wales. Birds going to be re-homed or safe housed must stay in one of these three countries 


Hotline: 0845 643 1785 *Open Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm. Sat 9am to 12.30. Closed Sundays. Emergencies only outside of these hours.

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   Doddie Kent Minimize  

In Memory of Doddie Kent

 Doddie first registered with Birdline on the official website on 15/7/2008 but was active for many years before this. She advised at the time of registering that she had her own wild caught African Grey and a home bred Orange winged Amazon.

Doddie soon became a Safehouse for Birdline. Many many people visited the house to either drop birds off or to collect birds, apologies to her family for all the telephone calls, the late lunches and late evening meals! The family were always welcoming and hospitable to whom ever visited.

Later she became an ACO for Surrey, being allocated her own number register due to the amount of birds she was dealing with. Any bird numbers that began with DK you knew that Doddie dealt with. Just in the time she had her own numbers she had dealt with 284 birds! She dealt with many many more after the numbering system changed.

Doddie not only helped with Surrey but also covered a lot of the London area, which included her riding her motorbike to do homechecks or getting the tube, we are so glad she didn’t collect birds this way!

Doddie was a very caring individual and did not mind doing this for the birds. Alongside her family and friends, the birds were her life.

Doddie subsequently took on the role of Birdline Manager, and in her own words, she said that she had gained much more experience to carry out that role exceeding every expectation.

She was offered the role of Director on several occasions to which she declined. Doddie would have made a great Director and would have dedicated herself fully to the role but said she enjoyed her ‘hands on role’ too much.

She went on to foster her own Birdline rescue birds, Frisco the Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and Jazz & Milo the Alexandrines. Doddie attended many Birdline shows with these birds helping to raise much needed funds and awareness. We all fondly remember the big bug bear with Doddie at the shows, and she repeatedly said it “People do too much standing around and talking, and not getting out to the public”!

She was forthright and honest and not afraid to challenge behaviours etc. that she considered was not in the best interest of the bird. For a petite individual, she was a formidable force and came across as quite scary to some, but that truly belied the soft and caring side which she exuded. Many new and old Birdline volunteers experienced this in abundance and I know she had earnt the loyalty and respect of many within the charity.

Whilst Doddie was undertaking the Manager role, she also helped with the Birdline Helpline, as well as arranging shows. She also helped with all documentation and I think everyone within the charity will forever remember her show ‘bag’ alongside all her Birdline paperwork! Her organisation was the envy of us all. As I look back, I cannot recall a role within Birdline that she didn’t do!

Doddies dedication continued right to the end and she only handed over the enquires on the 13/9/17 when we received an email which some of it read….

I’m really not well enough to keep getting out of bed to sort it out. I really regret this, as I’ve enjoyed doing it, but I have to be practical. My lung cancer is progressing at a fair rate, and still being useful has been a great help, but I just can’t manage it any more.

This shows the true dedication and commitment that Doddie had for Birdline and the birds, how many of us can truly say we would do the same? Doddie would want you to carry on and help the birds and Birdline as she did for many years. Please don’t let her down.

We will all miss Doddie dearly, she was a rock, a hero, a legend, a mind of useful information, a truly dedicated lady and she became a very treasured friend to many of us. We will miss her with all our hearts.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Doddie for all her help and commitment she gave to Birdline and the birds. A big thank you comes from the many birds she saved. We would like to send our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We cannot begin to imagine the sense of loss you are experiencing alongside the fact that Birdline has lost a truly dedicated, driven, loving lady. RIP sweet angel.

There is a Forum Posting HERE which has some additional comments from members and others who knew Doddie

  
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Do you want to extend your membership? 

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to extend your membership for another year

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   Re-Homing List Update Minimize  

10th September 2017

Birds Removed from the list
 
 
Companion Birds 
  
Cookie the Orange Winged Amazon - 4440613
Yoyo the Cockatiel - 3290816
Oscar the Congo African Grey - 3330816

Macaws 
 
Mac the Hahns Macaw - 5561214
 
 
Birds added to the list

 
Companion Birds 
 
Sammy the Timneh African Grey - 610417
Subway the Congo African Grey - 9831015
Skipper the Congo African Grey - 1020617
Jazz & Milo the Alexandrine Parakeets - 1597 & 1990
Jethro the Blue Fronted Amazon - 3870613
Pineapple & Chunks the White Bellied Caiques - 220114 & 230114

Cockatoos

Snowy the Goffins Cockatoo - 2355
 

Updated Evaluations

Inty the Meyers - 1060516

  
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