Next Club Meeting

Thursday November 9, 2017
         7:00 PM

   Toy Making Workshop
  Salvation Army Sarasota
  (1701 S. Tuttle Ave between Hawthorne St & Arlington St. -- about 1.5 miles south of Fruitville Rd. or 1.3 miles north of Bee Ridge Rd.     Parking and entrance in rear east of S. Tuttle Ave.)


FWCAS members please note:

Elections for the FWCAS officers and board members will be held at our November meeting or by mail after our ballot is published in the Newsletter.

We are accepting nominations for all positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or at large Board Director.

Any eligible club member not attending or just wishing to volunteer for any position, simply email to and give your name and the position you wish to run on.

  Nominations from the floor at the November meeting will be accepted.
However, please note that any November floor nomination(s) will not have been published in the Newsletter and earlier voters will not have had an opportunity to see these names.


FWCAS Exotic Bird Rescue

Unfortunately the FWCAS Exotic Bird Rescue has closed.
Our website will be providing references and links shortly.

We continue to respond to calls and contacts and can provide information, guidance, and references.
Contact: Rosemary Miller: 941-927-6079 ::

Who We Are: The Florida West Coast Avian Society Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education and conservation concerning exotic pet birds. In addition, we support research efforts which work to find cures for various avian diseases. The rescue facet of FWCAS started on an emergency basis in 2004 after Hurricane Charley, with scores of small parrots that needed to be treated for bacterial infections before being re-homed.

Cockatiels, Jack & Ashe - Adopted!

What We Do: We stand ready to care for the avian survivors of hurricanes. We temporarily house parrots found in the wild (including "lost" pets) and those who are abandoned or otherwise lose their human caretakers. We feed them, socialize them, and when necessary, pay for and provide medical treatment. We try to reunite lost pets with their owners and find good permanent homes for all of the birds.

Why We Do It: There is no local parrot and exotic bird rescue in the Sarasota area. Wildlife Rescues refer people to us when they receive calls about lost or found pet birds and parrots. The Humane Society, Animal Services, and other animal welfare organizations are aware of our rescue efforts and know that they can turn to us for help if the need arises. From little Parakeets (Budgies) to big Macaws, we saw the need for a place to house and care for birds-in-need until they could be placed in loving homes. We also saw a need to help re-home parrots that can no longer stay with their human families.

The Road Traveled: Since we started our rescue efforts, we've rehabilitated and/or re-homed numerous Parrots of almost ALL species, including Budgies, Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Quakers, Ringnecks, Conures, Pionus, Amazons, Cockatoos, and Macaws. When at all possible, we use volunteers' homes to house the birds until they can be adopted out. Since most of us already share our homes with avian companions, we realized the need for a climate-controlled room to keep potentially or obviously ill birds so as to avoid transmission of disease to our own pet birds.

Ringneck, Jaime - Available for Adoption!

Where We Are Now: In 2006, two of our members devoted a room in a free-standing building on their property in Sarasota. This is where we foster birds that we can't find other foster homes for until they find their "forever" home. The building has been renovated and reinforced to be able to withstand hurricanes (we hope!), and has been designed in such a way that it can be sanitized to prevent cross contamination in the event we house any sick birds. We stress a home-like environment for the birds, complete with TV and radio, climate control, daily out-of-cage time, and a healthy diet.

The Road Ahead: We have received and are currently accepting donations in the form of food (specific brands) toys, perches, play gyms, and money needed to care for the birds we take in. This is NOT an animal hospital! Rather, it is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping parrots and exotic pet birds of all different species. We work in conjunction with professional veterinarians and avian specialists when necessary to treat ill birds. WHAT WE NEED MOST OF ALL ARE MONETARY DONATIONS TO COVER VET EXPENSES! Many of the birds we've taken in would have died without medical treatment.

Thanks for your interest in our organization and thanks in advance for supporting the work we're trying to do for the birds!

Rescue Coordinators

Rosemary Miller :: 941-927-6079 ::
Gloria Schroeck :: 941-322-9629 ::
FWCAS Rescue ::

Donations to the FWCAS Rescue gratefully accepted via PayPal.