15 of the parrots of Troy Ohio that survived a life of abuse and neglect finally get to begin a new life of freedom. A long awaited free flight aviary at Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue in Palmetto Florida, where they will remain with loving caretakers for the rest of their lives.
"This is a long awaited dream come true for many people, but most especially the beautiful "Troy Angels", that have waited so patiently to have their "flight of freedom". The "Troy Angels" are a very special part of my life and I have been focused on their care and future since the rescue in September. They will continue to be a part of Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue for the rest of their lives and will live in a large free flight aviary with plenty of sunshine, fresh food, clean water and all the human interaction they want. They remain in good health and have acclimated to their surroundings very well."
Before (This is a tough sight to see)
At the beginning of August, 2011 somewhere between 50 and 100 parrots were abandoned in a home belonging to Mr. Ratcliffe who resides just outside the Troy, OH city limits. These parrots lived in filth and extreme heat without food and water. Many of them died of starvation and disease. The remainder resorted to eating the dead or dying parrots in order to survive.
These birds remain with Mr .Ratcliffe in an unheated, uncooled metal pole barn despite the pleadings of the international animal welfare community to have the Humane Officer seize the birds according to Ohio Animal Cruelty Statutes and press charges against Mr Ratcliffe.