I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health, during these difficult and uncertain times. I wanted to take a moment to tell you how thankful I am, now more than ever, for our Oasis friends and supporters.
We have been monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). We know that you are concerned about the welfare of the parrots and people alike. In consideration of the most recent guidelines and restrictions, and in the interest of safety for all, The Oasis is taking the following steps:
- Discover The Oasis which was to be held onsite on May 2 has been cancelled. We are considering a gathering later this year, likely in October when the summer heat has subsided. Meanwhile, we are looking into options to provide a virtual event and activities that can be accessed via the internet. Stay tuned to our website and social channels for information coming on that soon.
- Onsite visits, tours and the volunteer program will be paused until further notice.
So much uncertainty is around us but what hasn’t changed is The Oasis’ commitment to the birds in our care. They rely on us each day and we will continue to ensure all of their needs are being met, and they are healthy and happy.
It’s important to know that at this time there is no evidence that COVID-19 can cause our flock (and our pets) to become ill or that they spread it to other animals, including people. Please be assured that our staff and birds are in good health.
Your support and patience is appreciated in the coming weeks, as we do our part to ensure the health of our staff and the birds we serve. We need you more than ever and continue to rely on the generosity of our supporters to ensure the birds’ ongoing care. If you would like to help, please click HERE or direct your gift to Arizona Gives Day which we are participating. Read more about Arizona Gives Day in the next section below.
We will continue to stay in touch and keep you updated. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of The Oasis Sanctuary.
Janet Trumbule, Executive Director