Greyhaven Looking for a New Home

The Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary, at 4490 152 Street in Surrey, is losing its donated 500 square foot space on March 31. The parrot sanctuary, which houses conures, budgies, cockatiels and other exotic birds, has been upstairs of the Outdoor Garden Depot since 1998.

I’ve visited Greyhaven twice with one of their volunteers to get to know their birds and to help out. With the growth in the exotic animal trade, Greyhaven has outgrown its modest space. While averaging some 115 successful adoptions a year, the sanctuary received 159 new birds last year.

Aside from donating 1000 square feet to the non-profit society, you can donate your time, cages, bird toys, stainless steel dishes, bird food, first aid kits, arbutus and willow branches (for perches), T-stands, climbing trees, crafts (which Greyhaven can sell at fund-raising events), Canadian Tire money, or, of course, real money. If you’re really thinking of buying a bird, don’t! Talk to Greyhaven about other options.

2 Comments so far

  1. Rachael (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    I’ve never heard about this place. I hope they do find a new space – hopefully closer to Vancouver – and I will volunteer. I like the company of birds.

  2. Maktaaq (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 8:00 am

    One of the conditions they hope to have in their new space is that it would be on a transit route. Hopefully they will find a new location regardless.

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