An Exotic Birds Rescue and Sanctuary

"Our Safe Haven for Exotic Birds"


Under My Wing Avian Refuge  
1243 Rte 23 North  
Wantage, New Jersey 07461  

Tel. 973.702.7770  



Our Existence Is  of Paramount Importance to the Parrots' Lives and Well Being.”

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"Exoti Birds"

    " Our Programs"

Pennies for Parrots l Companion 4 Life l UMWAR Youth Group 

Pennies for Parrots is an Assistance Avian Health Program designed to help defray some of the costs of veterinary care in an emergency situation for parrot owners across the USA. 

Our Pennies for Parrots Program was created by Paula in 2007 when is search for veterinary assistance to help Aldo, a Moluccan Cockatoo that needed immediate veterinary care. Paula had a hard time finding anyone to help with Aldo's veterinary expense and took out a personal $3000 loan.

Paula envisioned that since there was no such program in place that was easy accessible for bird owner to use she would simply create one.   

To make her vision a reality she built a web page and advertised it. This was one of the great achievements for Paula who just had opened her sanctuary for exotic birds.

To keep up the continual assistance for parrots in need across our country here we explain our activities. 

Pennies for Parrots had been placed on hold while our sanctuary experienced a few setbacks due to a smoke fire, Hurricane Irene and Storm Sandy. We are looking forward to resume this program in 2013.    

The Planned Activity: 

  • To allocate a small portion of Under My Wing Avian Refuge general funds to this program.
  • To receive your our financial support for this cause and help parrots in need in need of emergency care and collaborate with the veterinarians who are treating the parrot all across USA.
  • To make available to the public reports of the donated funds along with reports of the emergency veterinary expenses paid thru the program.
  • To invite others to join us in this project and to donate repetitively to eliminate the neglect and suffering of parrots all across our country. 

It will be due to your generosity and gift giving to Pennies for Parrots that this program has become not only a reality will continue to provide emergency veterinary care for parrots all across our country.

Meet Abby, our first applicant to receive the benefit of the "Pennies for Parrots" assistance.

Pennies for Parrots aka PFP
Contributions are endorsed to
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
Your donations are Tax Deductible

Mail Checks to:

Under My Wing Avian Refuge
"PFP" Contributions
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage, NJ 07461

“Companion 4 Life"

Many seniors and physically challenged individuals live alone and in housing that restricts them from pets such as a dog or a cat, some not financially stable to undertake the burden of a pet. They are left discouraged due to their age and circumstances.

If you are one of these individuals or know of one who would enjoy the company of a small bird than this program has served its purpose.

Our Exotic Birds Refuge Companion Program is a worry free program and our community service that provides companionship to qualified individuals who reside in Sussex County. We take full responsibility and a senior or disabled individual can have confidence and joy knowing his/her companion bird will be provided for. We visit frequently and provide Avian Vet care when needed along with food and other necessities for the bird.

We chose to help our community who would enjoy the company of a small bird live a more fulfilled and happier life.  Socializing with friends sometimes can be very limited if at all. A constant companion such as a small bird is a life to care for which bring disabled individuals; Purpose, Inspiration, Hope and Joy.

Our Exotic Birds Refuge Companion Program limits the responsibility for these individuals to enjoy the company of chosen bird, provide daily feeding, clean water daily clean the cage.

No worry to the individuals or their family. We eliminate this concern as well as to where the bird ends up when it's no longer able to be cared for by the senior. We will gladly take the bird back. 

We can't wait to see people smile! 

UMWAR Youth Group

 The youth of today will become the owners of parrots tomorrow. Our youth program educates young people all about parrots and philanthropy. Their goal is to work collectively for the cause of our organization by selecting activity and projects to make a positive change in a parrot's life.

We are proud of our youth group for they are enthusiastic, energetic and selflessness. A true committed hard working team.   

"We DID IT FOR UMWAR" youth group will be enrolled in the Humane Society of the United States Award Program to encourage other youth groups to embrace working for the good of animals all across our County.

Please visit their web page WDIFUYG as they are updating it and proudly showing their hard work.
Please support our youth group by writing them a note and making a donation on their behalf.

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