314 miles. 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Outrageous humidity. Steep mountains. Trucks roaring by, spewing black exhaust. Feet pounding the hot asphalt for more than a week. Why would anyone want to run all the way across Tennessee in July?!?
Dusty Hardman is doing it to raise money to help parrots.
It's heartbreaking to see all of the wonderful, intelligent birds that need homes. Parrot Outreach currently has about fifty birds that need one-on-one attention and a family of their own. In the meantime, they live at the Parrot Outreach Society's storefront at 1105 Taylor Road in Punta Gorda, Florida in some well worn cages. I know I don't know much about birds but I have the opinion that by getting to know and understand a bird BEFORE bringing it into your home can be extremely valuable. With a baby, you get what you get. You're stuck. If you look for a bird (or dog or cat) at a rescue, the caretakers can fill you in on the bird's quirks, strong points and weaknesses so you can match just the right bird with your temperament and that of your family. If bird adoption is not your thing, consider donating to Parrot Outreach Society via Fundrazr to help replace our well worn cages.
I am what’s called a Whitecap Pionus, just look at my beautiful white head feathers! I don’t much like bare hands in my cage but will gladly step up onto a nice soft towel. I just don’t want human cooties in my house! I am happy to sit on your arm or shoulder without the towel once we are out of my house. I do have a few things to talk to you about if you have the time. I really need and want lots of head and neck scratches too.Please consider adopting this guy or help us buy them a new, easy to clean cage (approximate cost $250 to $500 depending upon the type of cage we can afford). For more information or to visit with Mr. P, please call 941-505-2593
Mr. P getting comfortable on the perch
Relaxing at the Parrot Outreach