TSWCD hosts Parrot Rescue for movie night

BAZETTA – Throughout the year, the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District hosts movie nights combining a nature movie with guest speakers and a program.

Amy Reeher, watershed coordinator with TSWCD, said the movie nights include various topics from endangered wildlife to helping the environment.

The most recent program included speakers from Parrot Rescue of Mantou and the showing of an animated movie on macaws. Parrot Hope Rescue introduced the movie with some of their own parrots.

Reeher said people donated items, such as perches, food dishes, bird toys, food and paper towels to the rescue group.

Karrie Noteman of Pittsburgh with Parrot Hope Rescue said the programs by members of the group are for promoting conservation and information on taking care of parrots.

Parrot Hope Rescue of Mantua is the largest parrot rescue group in northeastern Ohio in order to present abuse, neglect, and ultimate abandonment.

An upcoming fundraiser is a ”Bowling for the Birds,” set for 9 p.m. Jan. 19 with Scotch Double tournament at Sky Lanes, 83111 Windham St., Garrettsville. Cost is $40 per couple for food and bowling, and $25 per non-bowling couple. There will be a 50-50 raffle, games and food drinks. For tickets, visit debbie@parrothope.org

All proceeds help Parrot Hope Rescue, which is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted parrots.

Parrot Hope Rescue was originally founded in 2005 with members working to alleviate the crisis facing captive parrots who often end up unwanted, neglected and abandoned.

Representatives shared the story of helping parrots which included more than 200 parrots in 2010 and more than 250 parrots in 2012. They said many parrots outlive their owners, with some parrots living to 100 years, and are often overlooked with animal rescues.