M.A.R.S. is in a bit of a quandry. What to do about reopening to the public, or reopening in some way, as a place where visitors and birds can continue to share amazing experiences together. All of us here at M.A.R.S. have contributed a hand in creating an enviornment that would allow just that interaction. Unfortunately things change, circumstances ensue and then new solutions need to be researched and implemented.
In the beginning Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary was open almost every day of the week and all the time, 11:00 to 4:30. Weather, back then, was our only obstacle to opening, as our visitor area was and is still an all outside, uncovered venue. Then as we grew Volunteers and their ability to be available on certain days became an issue and we cut our days to 4 days a week. Now with the rising cost of liability insurance, and lack of any substancial donations from the majority of our visitors, we once again have to reconsider what to do to keep our doors open for all of you who support M.A.R.S. and enjoy visiting our parrot rescue and adoption facility.
Please know, that a solution is going to show itself and hopefully soon. But for the time being M.A.R.S. will continue to set up appointments for visiting the adoptable birds here at M.A.R.S.. All you have to do is e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. and I will give you details. There are so many amazing parrots waiting to become your new family member, and it is our promise to you with our no fault adoption policy that we achieve this goal.
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