Several hundred parakeets dropped off at animal shelter

ROMEO, Mich. – A Detroit-area animal shelter has been inundated with parakeets.

The Detroit News reports that The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that someone dropped off 400 of the small, colorful birds Thursday night. The shelter said in the post that it “could not turn them away as they were all crammed in seven cages and smothering each other and needed immediate help.” Shelter officials said they reached out to bird rescue organizations for help. Temporary housing for the parakeets was found and food was donated for the birds. The birds have to quarantine for 30 days. The newspaper reports that adoptions were expected to begin Jan. 23.

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12/25/2021 10:50:10 AM (GMT -6:00)