Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue
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April 28, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Roxann Caracristi
Tel.: (608) 756-2147
Cell Phone: (414) 828-9193
Email: birdlover7978@att.net

Mr. Bob Barker of The Price is Right
Pays Mortgage for Bird Sanctuary

Feathered Friends Sanctuary gets generous donation

Mr. Bob Barker, of the DJ&T Foundation and former host of The Price is Right, has generously donated money to Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc. of Edgerton, WI., allowing them to pay off the mortgage on the Sanctuary property. Feathered Friends Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides a safe haven for homeless parrots living in captivity. The Sanctuary exists solely on private donations and adoption fees, and none of the volunteers are paid.

Sandi Meinholz, founder of the Sanctuary, died in October of 2010, of pancreatic cancer. There was fear that the Sanctuary would have to close following her death. Roxann Caracristi, volunteer and President of the Sanctuary, wrote Mr. Barker a letter explaining the situation in May of 2010. After almost two years of communicating with Nancy Burnet, Mr. Barker's assistant, the property changed hands on March 19, 2012. The Sanctuary now belongs to the birds.

All of the volunteers and members of the Board of Directors at Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc., would like to publicly thank Mr. Bob Barker for his generous donation, and for saving the lives of hundreds of parrots, both now and into the future.

If you would like more information about Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc, or to schedule an interview with Roxann Caracristi, please call her at the numbers above, or email Roxann at the address listed above or at www.feathered-friends.com.


FFSR is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization EIN 45-1161823.

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