Foster Parrots, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and protection of unwanted and abused companion parrots and other displaced captive exotic animals. 

Founded in 1989 Foster Parrots, Ltd. is the largest avian rescue organization in the northeast U.S.A. We are accredited by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are a founding member of the country’s leading avian advocacy and information organization, The Avian Welfare Coalition. Foster Parrots has worked collaboratively with organizations like The Jane Goodall Institute, Born Free USA and World Animal Protection in our quest to bring assistance to captive parrots who have long suffered the consequences of pet trade exploitation and public misinformation.

Believing that the protection of parrots in captivity correlates to the protection of those remaining in the wild, Foster Parrots is highly active in conservation programs and partnerships in Central and South America.


The annual March Matching Fund Drive is one of Foster Parrots’ 3 annual fundraising initiatives, and is the most important of all our fundraiser events. With a matching incentive of $20,000, the March fund drive sets the stage for all of our work in the year to come, putting a strong foundation under the birds and animals at The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, and supporting our education, conservation and adoption programs. All donations dated within the month of March will be matched up to $20,000! 

Our organization is supported entirely by granting foundations and individual donations.  Please consider becoming a donor today to help us continue our work saving parrots both captive and wild. 


For me, the sight of a parrot living alone, living in a cage, deprived of flight, miserably bored, breaks my heart. And the parrot’s too, perhaps.
— Jane Goodall, Foster Parrots Supporter