NCVMA Presents $5,000 High Five Grant to Phoenix Landing Bird Rescue

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Supports Parrot Rescue Organization

Asheville, NC, January 25, 2014 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has awarded one of its five, annual $5,000 High Five grants to Phoenix Landing Bird Rescue. Phoenix Landing, with a location in Asheville, N.C., is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the welfare of parrots, especially those with an extensive lifespan. Parrots are not “rescues” like adopted dogs and cats, as many will need a succession of good homes throughout their lives. The High Five Grant will assist Phoenix Landing in placing parrots in loving homes and promoting adoption among bird owners.

The High Five Grant Program was established to assist qualified organizations that promote community service as well as compassion and health care for people and animals in North Carolina. NCVMA will award $5,000 to Phoenix Landing in 2014, and the organization will have the opportunity to receive $5,000 per year through 2015 by a reapplication process.

“We are pleased to offer this grant to Phoenix Landing Bird Rescue,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We hope this grant will assist the organization in promoting the adoption of parrots throughout North Carolina and beyond.”

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Robert Buhler