Mickaboo 2021 Holiday Event

Welcome to Mickaboo's Annual Holiday Party & Funraiser. We're online in 2021!  This page holds all the info about the events we're hosting for you.

Our online auction runs from November 30, 9 am PT - December 5, 3:15 pm PT. Treat yourself or your friends and family with our wonderful collection of items, from original art to bird toys to jewelry to pet carriers to stocking stuffers. No supply chain issues with these items!  Proceeds help our 300+ flock of rescued birds with necessary veterinary care. MANY MANY thanks to those who donated the silent auction items - see their names (and links to their businesses) here.

On December 4-5, we are planning a number of entertaining and educational events, all virtual. We'll answer questions live! 

No pre-registration required - use these links when you want to join. 

The Saturday, December 4 Zoom event link is here; events are:
11:00 am PT: Pet Trusts - what they are and how to use them. 

Ellen Fawl is an attorney whose practice focuses on Family Law, Probate, Guardianships, and Conservatorships.  Prior to her current practice area, Ellen practiced Financial Elder Abuse Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation.  Ellen has spent twenty years volunteering her time with various animal rescue groups. She was the founder and long-time director of Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue and served on the board of directors of several other 501(c)(3) animal rescues. For several years Ellen fostered Amazons and Cockatoos for Mickaboo. 

Alyssa Eriko Chow has her own law firm which serves communities throughout Northern California in the area of Trusts and Estates, and with assisting individuals and families with their estate planning, trust/estate administration, and probate-related needs. Alyssa holds her B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Alyssa has volunteered for and maintained a relationship with ACC Senior Services over the years. Alyssa regularly provides live webinars to help people understand the basics of estate planning. While she was completing her undergraduate degree in San Diego she was a frequent supporter of an exotic bird sanctuary! There she learned first-hand about the importance of making plans for your companion bird’s future.

Now that the event is over, you can download the PDF of the presentation here and watch it on our Youtube channel: 

01:00 pm PT: Shopping with Pam.  A conversation with Mickaboo's Development Director about items offered in the online auction.
02:00 pm PT: Judy Irving and "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill".  An informal chat with Judy Irving, who directed the documentary "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill".  Have questions for Judy?  Email them here.

The Sunday, December 5 Zoom event link is here; events are:
01:00 pm PT: Mark Bittner, author of "The WIld Parrots of Telegraph Hill", the book that accompanies the film of the same title.  A conversation about his experience with the flock - and more! Have questions for Mark?  Email them here.
02:00 pm PT: Our Parrots Learned to Use an iPad - and More.  Mickaboo volunteers discuss how they have enriched their parrots' and their own lives by enabling interspecies communications via iPads and other means.
03:00 pm PT: A Celebration of 2021 - and Look-Forward to 2022

Mickaboo continues to exist and help birds and guardians who need us because of YOUR generosity. Any gift, no matter the size, will be appreciated by our many volunteers who care for the birds in our care. Please give to help our birds - and get a tax deduction (subject to normal IRS guidelines).

Looking for greeting cards or other Mickaboo-branded merchandise? Visit our Cafepress site! A portion of your purchase price supports Mickaboo.