West Michigan Fire Department Rescues Pet Parrot From Tree
Need some good news? I sure do!
Well, a West Michigan Fire Department recently stepped up to help out a resident's pet parrot that was stuck in a tree! The little guy had been missing a long time...
It's awesome to see community members come together to help an animal in need!
According to a post from the Portage Department of Public Safety, around 9p.m. on Tuesday, Truck 1243 C-Shift got a request to rescue a parrot from a tree in Lakeview Park.
The parrot had been missing for more than a month!
The owner found out about his missing parrot's location when someone made a post to social media, saying they'd seen the parrot in the area.
Portage Park rangers spotted the parrot sleeping in a tree and called the Fire Department for assistance.
The parrot was successfully reunited with its owner and appeared to be in good health.
From the comments on the post, it sounds like a few different folks in the area had spotted the bird at different times and had been unsuccessful in capturing him - they're glad to see the parrot back with his family!
Someone did pose the question, "How does one sneak up on a parrot with a fire truck? Perhaps it was too cold for it to fly away...."
The Portage Fire Department answered,
Very carefully. He was actually sleeping until we got pretty close to him.
Way to go Portage Fire Department!
If you'd like more feel-good stories like this, earlier this year, the Grand Rapids Fire Department rescued an osprey (which is a kind of hawk) that was tangled in a net on the Grand River.
Wildlife Rescue Center Ltd. helped to assist in the rescue. We recently learned that this awesome, nonprofit organization may face closure unless the community steps in to help. It's time for the founders to retire, and now WRC is looking for a new home and funding to continue the incredible work they do helping rescue and rehabilitate injured, sick, and abandoned animals in West Michigan. You can find out more here.