Safe Return of Stolen Birds: The Humane Society of Canada Offers A Reward

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April 7, 2005, TORONTO – On Tuesday afternoon, a Californian family had their motorhome stolen from the parking lot of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Inside the motorhome were the family’s cherished animal companions – two parrots, two cats and a hamster.

On Wednesday night an off-duty Toronto Police officer saw the stolen vehicle in Pickering and Ontario Provincial Police stopped the vehicle. . The police have detained a man in custody in relation to the theft. The two cats and the hamster were returned to their family. The two parrots were not found and the family is very concerned for their safety.

To assist the family The Humane Society of Canada is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the two parrots – Jesse and Ki-Ki. Jesse is a peach and white Moluccan Cockatoo while Ki-Ki is a yellow and orange Sun Conure.

Having been surrounded by animal companions for all of his life, HSC Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan has an idea of what the family is going through.

“Our animal friends are a part of our family, and losing them, especially when you’re traveling in another country, is devastating,” says O’Sullivan. “No one should have to go through this, and that is why we are offering a reward for the safe return of Jesse and Ki-Ki.”

The Humane Society of Canada urges anyone with information about Jesse and Ki-Ki to contact the Whitby OPP at (905) 668-3388 or The Humane Society of Canada at (toll-free) 1-800-641-KIND (5463).

CONTACT: Al Hickey or Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has 6 grandchildren.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 100 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society of Canada works to protect dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, horses, birds, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, fund studies to help animals and the environment, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

A registered charity, The Humane Society of Canada depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our campaign to protect animals and the earth, please make a donation at www.humanesociety.com. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don’t give up. Ever.

 

 

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Kiki - Sun Conure 3 years old, wings clipped orange/yellow/red/green - blueish/green long tail. black beck, knows her name, loves people food Jess - Moluccan cockatoo, 2 years old, has no tail (had two operations) his wings are clipped and short from him breaking them. loving bird, knows his name about 12-15" tall has black eyes, (you often can't even see his pupil). gray/black beck and feet.

CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com via twitter at www.twitter.com/HSCanada and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Humane-Society-of-Canada/211468055538280

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment.

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.