Parrot Outreach Society Inc
1205 Elizabeth St, Suite I
Punta Gorda FL 33950
The Parrot Outreach Society is a non-profit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions. 
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mrs. Pamala Jo Hill
Board Chair Affiliation Parrot Outreach Society
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2009
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration Yes Apr 2017
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $75,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
501(c(3) Determination LetterView
Other Documents
Impact Statement
  • Increased building fund to $41,000 in reserve
  • Retail sales at $27,000 and adoption fees at $22,000 for total income of $49,000 plus donations; 30% increase of intake of birds, 40% increase in adoptions
  • Extended adoptions to entire state of FL
  • Increased bird population capacity by 100%, 2,060 sq ft to 5,600 sq ft
  • Forged relationship with local vet tech program at Charlotte High School, students completing  required hours at our facility
  • Established safe haven for pets of domestic abuse victims
  • Continue to increase volunteer base through public outreach and making ourselves known at local events
  • Continue public education regarding the plight of unwanted parrots and lack of funding to rescue groups who care for them
  • Aside from sustaining day to day operations through increased retail sales, we are in need of a permanent home rather than renting space. We will continue to save and continue our Raise the Roof for Parrots campaign
  • Expand our vet tech program affiliation to other high schools and tech centers
Needs Statement
  1. Cages-$10,000 for 2017.  By having standardized, commercial-grade cages, our birds will be safer, cleaner and we will be able to accommodate more birds onsite.  More birds onsite means more adoptions.  Our quarantine cages are in need of replacement as well.  
  2. A larger facility is our ultimate goal.  We need to be able to properly house, feed, bathe and socialize the birds.  We need larger retail space to increase retail sales (to sustain the organization).  A larger facility will increase opportunities to adopt the birds into permanent homes because we can have all birds at one facility $400,000 We are currently housing 180 birds. 
  3. Veterinarian fund of $10,000
  4. Printed material about the organization to put at Chamber of Commerce Center and vets offices $500
Background Statement
Parrot Outreach Society started as a small parrot rescue operating from a private home in 2009. The Founder, Pam Hill, was the Secretary of the Caged Bird Club of Charlotte County. Members and nonmembers would look to the club to take in unwanted birds and Ms. Hill would take them in and find new homes for them. Over the years, the number of birds continued to grow. September of 2012 brought a move to a store front facility where the public could visit the birds available for adoption, more birds could be helped and retail sales could help support the organization. That store front was 1,000 square feet and occupancy was about fifty birds. By September of 2013, we had outgrown our 1,000 square foot facility and moved to a 2,060 square foot facility where we currently house and provide for just over 150 birds at any given time. Our retail sales continue to grow since 2013 and our intake of birds has increased.  We outgrew the current facility and have now expanded to 5,600 sq ft In six years, we have served over 1,400 parrots.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- Sarasota
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Lee
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments We currently serve Charlotte, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties as our focus areas for adoption and intake of unwanted or confiscated parrots. We have recently expanded to cover all areas of  Florida as well. We also serve out of state areas for intake of birds if the owner is able to transport the parrot to us, including relinquishments from individuals or other organizations.  
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Environment
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Due to recent changes in law and classification of species as endangered by Fish & Wildlife, many of the parrots we help can no longer be transported across state lines. If a rescue needs help downsizing or closing they can no longer look out of state for that help with certain species, which severely limits their options. We have concerns that this new classification will now lead to parrots being euthanized due to the drawn out process of applying for a CITIES permit to be able to move them across state lines whether it is for adoption or from rescue to rescue.
Parrot Outreach Society is currently the only brick and mortar parrot rescue in the state of Florida. We are currently working to obtain a permanent home on acreage in Punta Gorda, Florida. The need for our services continues to grow by leaps and bounds. We have approximately twenty volunteers at any given time, not including our Board of Directors, that care for, socialize and clean for the birds in our care. Volunteers also staff the retail area of the rescue Tuesday through Saturday. We are a 100% volunteer run, no kill shelter 
We have some of the most dedicated, hard working volunteers who genuinely care for the plight of these unwanted animals and give of their time freely. We care for birds that have been abused and neglected as well as birds whose owners have lost their job, home or health and birds that people have impulse purchased only to find they are not easy to care for pets. These sensitive, intelligent creatures require not only large housing but destructible toys, stimulation, healthy diet of pellet, fresh fruit and vegetables and human companionship. They crave and need hours per day of human interaction and love.
We not only provide services for the birds in our care but also the residents who adopt or need to relinquish their bird. Owners who have short term crisis' are helped with temporary boarding of their birds free of charge so they do not have to relinquish their bird. We also have instituted a program for victims of domestic violence to provide a safe haven for their beloved pets where they do not have to fear them being harmed in retaliation for leaving.
Keeping our environment free of non native species is another of our goals. Many areas of FL already have feral colonies of parrots that compete with the native wildlife for space and food. People who have nowhere to relinquish their birds to, will and do, release them into the wild.
Parrot Outreach Society has established a structured screening and adoption process that requires applicants to complete an adoption application, a series of interviews and verification of the applicants references. A background check is completed to confirm no record of animal abuse, domestic abuse or violent crime offenses. Multiple onsite visits are required of applicant with the bird of choice. The birds housing, routine, care, personality, history and inclusion into the adopters home are discussed at great length with the adopter. The bird of choice must respond well to the applicant or the process is stopped and the applicant may begin again with a different bird. We invest a tremendous amount of time and resources pre- and post-adoption to ensure the best fit possible between adopter and adoptee.
Budget $1,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families Adults
Short Term Success
Each month of 2014 we will either maintain current adoption rates or will increase the number of adoptions. We will continue to attend pet expos and pet related events for public exposure to help maintain these goals.
Long Term Success
The past year has seen a 40% increase in adoptions. Our goal will be to see at least a 40% increase each year and no failed adoptions where the bird is returned. We will secure land and buildings by the end of 2015 in order to expand and help more birds and families who wish to adopt or must relinquish their beloved companion.
Program Success Monitoring
Adoption numbers will maintain at current rate or increase each month in 2014. There will be no failed adoptions where the bird is returned to the organization.
Program Success Examples
We have maintained our adoption numbers each month so far in 2014. We have had no failed adoptions and no birds returned thus far in 2014. The organization has seen a 40% increase in adoptions in the past year.
Education is as important as our adoption program is because without education more birds will continue to be relinquished. We have developed printed materials such as brochures and handouts related to basic parrot care, nutrition, behavioral problems and species specific care in hopes of educating people who already own parrots or potential adoptive families. We have a monthly newsletter that is circulated on our Facebook page and our web site. Our President also writes a monthly educational article for Pet Gazette magazine. We believe a well educated parrot owner will make for a long term parrot owner. The more we educate the less the chance of someone giving up their beloved companion. We are currently attempting to work with local school systems to allow us to enter the schools and educate the children regarding parrots in the wild and in captivity. We also provide consults regarding behavioral issues to help the owner better understand their bird's behavior and how to successfully retrain behaviors to make them acceptable to living in harmony with humans.
Budget $10,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served Adults Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
We will have at least one successfully avoided relinquishment per month through educational outreach and consults. We will begin school programs in Sept. 2015.
Long Term Success
Long term success will be measured by tracking the number of calls to relinquish that are turned in to educational opportunities that end with the bird remaining in it's home.
Program Success Monitoring
We will monitor educational success by tracking the number of would be relinquishments that result in the parrot remaining in it's home. We will also track feed back from the public and parrot owners as to whether our outreach is working.
Program Success Examples
We have had calls to relinquish Cockatoo's that are screaming and disrupting family cohesiveness  that have resulted in an educational opportunity. Owners have been taught about positive re-enforcement techniques that help to retrain and redirect unwanted behaviors. It is our goal to have as many parrots as possible remain with their families.
Parrot Outreach offers short term fostering of up to 90 days to families in need. There are several situations that may warrant short term fostering such as foreclosure, loss of a job or an owner being temporarily incapacitated. We do ask for a donation for this service unless the reason is financial hardship.
Budget $1,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families Families
Short Term Success
We will have utilized our short term foster program 100% of the times that is applied for, with at least 50% success of the bird remaining in it's current home.
Long Term Success
We will help at least 50% of short term foster birds to remain with their current owner. We will do this by providing shelter, food and care for bird until the family/owner can resolve the short term situation that is causing hardship.
Program Success Monitoring
We will track the number of short term foster birds and how many successfully stay with the current owner versus being relinquished for adoption.
Program Success Examples
We took in 2 parrots while their owner was critically ill and in the Intensive care Unit at the local hospital. We fostered these birds for 90 days and then agreed to an additional 60 based on the owners recuperation rate. After being released from the hospital the owner moved on to a rehabilitation facility to complete her healing. At the end of the designated foster period, both birds returned to their owner where they still remain.
Description Currently many areas of FL have feral colonies of non-native parrots that compete with native wildlife for food and shelter. Some have even been recognized as nuisance species. Some of these birds create large nests along power lines that interfere with service and maintenance of lines and transformers. By offering the community a safe place to relinquish their unwanted parrots we are helping to protect of native species and environment.
Budget $1,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Families Families
Short Term Success By the end of 2015 we will have prevented over 100 birds from being released into our environment thereby protecting native species. We will have 95% success rate in preventing releases. FFWC will be aware of our efforts and in turn refer residents to us for relinquishment.
Long Term Success This program will improve the sustainability of native species by preventing the release of non-native species into our environment. Nests of non-native species will decrease on power lines and transformers.
Program Success Monitoring We will monitor bird counts for non-native species throughout the state. We will also monitor FFWC complaints regarding non-native species of birds.
Program Success Examples Numbers of non-native species will decrease by Audobon bird counts. Complaints regarding non-native species to FFWC will decrease in our area.
Program Comments by Organization
We have established a food bank for parrot owners who have fallen on hard times and simply need some help until they get back on their feet. It has a designated time constraint, 3 months, for food to be provided to the owner. We are excited about this new program because it can help birds to remain with their families. We have also established a program for the parrots of domestic abuse victims so they may place their companion for temporary boarding where they will be safe. This is done free of charge. Our newest program allows vet tech students from the local high school to complete community service hours in order to complete their program certification.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
 We are called upon at times by Sarasota and Charlotte CountyAnimal Control to take in parrots that have been confiscated. We network with Peace River Wildlife Center by directing the public to their facility and calls for placement of wild birds that have been injured. PRWC in turn directs people to Parrot Outreach Society that are seeking to adopt or place parrots. Parrot Outreach Society is also a Petco Partner. We are approved to pull birds from Collier County Animal Services shelter as well as Lee County. Florida Fish & Wildlife bring found and confiscated birds to our facility. Local vets refer clients to Parrot Outreach for relinquishments and adoptions. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization We are actively soliciting Board of Director members to fill vacancies. We are recruiting for a veterinarian position. We will also be looking for community members with experience in development, grant writing and business.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Please view our website, to view all of our available birds.
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Adoption Application
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Pamala Jo Hill
Company Affiliation Parrot Outreach Society
Board Term Jan 2002 to Feb 2025
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms Eve Butler Secretary of the Board
Ms Jacqui Coleman Board Member
Ms. Stacey Hafeli Board Member
Mrs. Pam Hill President/Founder
Ms Susan Jennings Adoption Coordinator/Board Member
Ms Diane Regan Vice-President
Ms Diane Skipski Fundraising Coordinator/Board Member
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Capital Campaign
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Governance Comments by Organization
Each year our organization grows by leaps and bounds while the need for our services steadily increases. We are now adopting throughout the state of FL. We currently have a full Board of Directors with backgrounds in multiple area. Parrot owners are a smaller group than dog and cat owners. Funding is limited when applying for grants as most grants are not available to us. We have established a volunteer grant writer and received a grant from the Zamo Foundation, one of the few that will consider parrot organizations as receiptients.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $75,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose Our Raise the Roof campaign has the sole purpose of raising a down payment for land.
Campaign Goal $400,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 41000 as of May 2017
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$109,397$39,105$28,130
Administration Expense$16,424$25,897$12,308
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.021.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%60%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$22,729$0$0
Current Assets$22,729$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$22,729$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $90,213Contributions, gifts, grants $55,086Contributions, gifts, grants $33,530
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $18,248Program Service Revenue $11,160Taxable Income $8,316
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGross Profit from Sales of Inventory $17,2800 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Although birds are the third most popular pet in the United States, federal, state, county and local funding is not available for rehoming unwanted pet birds.  Additionally, grants are rarely available for the avian species.  Coupled with this, birds live an unusually long time as compared to the canine, feline and equine species, some as long as eighty years.  Bird rescues like ours are in a unique position, we have animals that need to be rehomed yet do not have the ability to fund our organization through mainstream means as do other animal organizations.  To fund our organization, we have built up a retail sales base that is currently supporting our operation.  
We are experiencing exponential growth due to media attention and also because we are the only avian rescue accepting birds on the west coast of Florida. Adoptions continue at record pace but we are concerned about continuing to afford the birds in our care and wish to eventually establish a foundation to ensure continuation of the organization.  To offset costs, we are trying to increase retail sales, adopt more birds to loving families and continue an aggressive grant writing campaign in Sept. 2016. We did receive a grant in Jan. 2016 from the Zamo Foundation for $7000.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations as the organization files a 990-N.  No balance sheet information provided.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support as the information is not separately stated. For 2015, financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ. 
Nonprofit Parrot Outreach Society Inc
Address 1205 Elizabeth St, Suite I
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone 941 347-8876