Our first milestone became a reality early 2017 when Pasco County approved the site plan for the 4,400 square foot hurricane shelter, pictured above. The plan calls for a twenty-two car parking lot in front of the structure (not pictured), including space for anyone who is physically disabled.
Our three-stage intake process for those birds who are new to the sanctuary and haven’t yet received a clean bill of health. We are pleased to announce that according to our preliminary floor plan, we will finally have a climate emergency area specifically for quarantined birds.
Our vision also includes a special area for parrots who may need to be temporarily boarded during a hurricane including an adjacent free flight area (you can recognize these in the sketch above by the two curved domes stretching out; the long main building in the rough sketch.)
There will be amenities for staff and volunteers who will have a break area and kitchen – not to mention an office and reception area, including storage closets. For staff and volunteers, we there will be a large enough storage area specifically designed to easily receive, organize and store food. A connected room is next door to prepare nuts, food and water dishes. Conveniently, the room next door will give staff and volunteers a dedicated area to recycling and a crafting parrot toys.