Thanks to Our Supporters who Contributed to Clearing and Cleaning Three Acres of Land in 2014
This is a very exciting time for Under My Wing. The new Building for the birds represents another milestone in UMWAR’s incredible legacy of exceptional parrot care and services to our community. By building a new facility designed with our permanent residents in mind, Under My Wing will continue to meet the needs of our growing care for the unwanted bird population and have the opportunity to expand the sanctuary care for exotic birds in the future.
The Under My Wing new building will be an outstanding 2800 square feet, one-story facility with 12’ high ceiling and radiant heat for the bird’s comfort. The facility, comprised of open space for cage-free birds, large aviaries for cages birds, specially cages for the lame, blind and physically handicap birds, small office, wash room with drain, grooming room, kitchen, bath, supply room and overhead doors to the outdoor aviaries. The quarantine, boarding, toy assembly and our permanent resident’s family visiting area in a separate building.
Of course, construction will create a lot of change on the premises. There will be no intake of birds or visitors during our construction. We have planned well for this project and are working hard to ensure our permanent residents experience remains unaltered and relaxed.
Thank you for your incredible support and patience during construction.
Shizuki U Iseda
GOAL $180,000 - Raised $50,335
NEW CONSTRUCTION 30' X 70' BUILDING
Thanks to Our Supporters who Contributed to the Excavation and Construction of Our New Building in 2016
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Eo Theodorou McNeil
Gail & Paul Gunberg
Aikawa W. Tadahiro
Anonymous - Initials NB
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage, NJ 07461
Hoarding/ Owner Relinquished 29 birds
Diane Tagliabue Zambelli
Jan Martin Smith
Anonymous - Initials RD
Owner died, birds alone in her home for over a year
Daughter was ordered to relinquish birds or face fines
City inspectors find nearly 200 birds in Passaic 'hoarding case' NorthJersey.com
Paula Ashfield of Under My Wing Sanctuary in Wantage begins the process of rescuing the birds on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
BY JEFF GREEN AND MONSY ALVARADO - STAFF WRITERS | THE RECORD
Under My Wing Avian Refuge is a "No-Kill" exotic bird sanctuary. Established in 2007, it is a permanent residential facility for exotic birds and a 501 C3 nonprofit organization. We are best recognized by our community as “The North Jersey Sanctuary for Exotic Birds.”
We provide excellent, knowledgeable care and specialize in working with birds that are aggressive towards humans, very noisy, self-mutilators, feather pucker’s, elderly, or in need of pelleted care, or that have disabilities or display very neurotic behaviors. In addition, Under My Wing provides services to the avian community in general via education, including lectures on basic facts to consider before acquiring a companion bird and hands-on training in dealing with new or existing companion birds. Our community outreach programs target not only adults, but children and teenagers as well, thus assuring the exotic birds’ proper care now and in the future.
Under My Wing is focused on the present and future needs of the birds. Our experience brings us to a vision of preparedness, deeply rooted, financially stable and with a ready and equipped facility capable to handle the bird’s continual needs resulting from their capture to the present mass production and sale of their species. Our vision’s readiness is crucial to animal welfare especially for the unwanted, abused, disabled, elderly and the parrots left to chance 10, 30, 50 years from now as well as; educating and preparing the youth, to care for the unwanted parrots lives and have a life expectancy to 80+ years of age, surpassing us and today's human generation.
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