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Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (a/k/a “MAARS”) located in St. Paul, Minnesota, was founded in July 1999 to provide much-needed services for captive parrots in the Midwest in cooperation with other organizations around the USA and the world. MAARS is the oldest and largest organization in the Midwest, providing sanctuary, rehabilitation, education, and behavioral consultation services for birds and their guardians. MAARS’ core function is to care for its flock at its facility known as The Landing. Its primary mission is to educate the public, people who already live with parrots, and the veterinary community about the issues facing captive parrots. The organization is a no-kill, non-profit funded solely through donations. Since the founding of MAARS, almost 1,500 unwanted parrots have come through its doors, and more than 1,400 birds have been successfully placed in permanent homes.
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