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The Tropics Newsletter

The Tropics Newsletter

Several times during each year, The Tropics publishes a newsletter that is designed to keep you updated on all that is going on at The Tropics. Our newsletters are available on our web site for all our loyal supporters.

March 15, 2013

Many know of the health disasters I (Mary) and my husband, John have been through over the last few years. Well, ALL IS WELL, NOW, and we are back at full speed. The birds remain fine, we are fine, and recuperation from major brain surgery seems to be complete. John is doing better now than he has in the past 6 years, too.

I have been having concealing conversations via phone with many bird owners that do not understand the psychology of parrots in captivity. It is very hard, and disheartening to know that there is little to no CURRENT information out there for them to tap into. So many over the years have pleaded with me to write a book. I do not have the money or connections to do so, and I feel that mine would just be lost in the shuffle. That is my reason for not doing it.

Right now we are in a scary financial bind. Any/all amounts of donations are need ASAP! You would still get a tax deductible receipt to use on your tax returns, and you can use and also shop at which sends us a check quarterly from percentages of purchases that people make from their online stores (over 700 stores to choose from).

I realize that this is short, but I must get started on some new articles for the site. This is just a current update as to our wellbeing. Also, our partner of 12 years is still in the loop and handles most of our adoptions. As far as our outreach ministry of taking birds to nursing homes, rehab hospitals and schools, that will not resume. At our ages (John is 70, I am 66) it is prohibitive.

I do hope to send each and every past donor a mailer thanking them for their past support and ask for immediate help, now. Thank you for your patience during our times of physical healing.

Sincerely, John, Mary Bradford The Tropics, Inc.


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Available Past Newsletters
What it Takes to Run Any Animal Rescue
Story of a Past Rescue
Note from Mary
Updates and Helpful Hints
Danger Avian Flu
We have made it through our 14th year
and we thank you
Our Volunteer, Jane and The Featured Bird, Jake, the Severe Macaw
Double Feature
Plus artwork by Terry Mclean
"There's a saying".... Page 2
This is a large file. It will be worth your patience.
What have we learned ? , The Latest Dome Update News, Ten for Life, Laura Tucker joins the Tropics Team, Adoption Update, Bird care, and The Jewelry/ Parrot Quilt Raffle, are all in this issue.
Mary Bradford recaps 2002 and their preparation for 2003 at the Tropics. Get information on the Queen size quilt raffle now in progress. What good news is there about the Dome? A great article from June Reed-Lombardo, 10 For Life. You can read about all the latest Tropics new here.
The Summer/ Fall 2002 Newsletter contains our tribute to Riki Lake, the half moon conure, an article by Michelle Quinn and an update on the Dome.
The Spring 2002 Newsletter contains the latest information about the opening of the Dome, an article about a Quaker being attacked by a ferret, the Tropics new T-Shirt design, and a hint of a possible expansion of The Tropics.