A Manatee County bird sanctuary is getting much needed help to get birds rehabilitated and ready for adoption.
A $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota has gone towards expanding the Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue Center in Bradenton. Now, the operators say they need to find the right, new homes, for the birds to thrive.
The sanctuary is a safe haven for abused or unwanted exotic birds. The birds, which are mostly species in the Parrot family, range in age and size and many of them have special needs or behavioral issues which often require retraining and attention from the volunteers and experts.