Announcing: Mickaboo 2015 Holiday Party Challenge Grant

Some members of the Board of Directors have put up matching funds to be used in a Challenge Grant, a la public television’s challenge grants.Zoey, a foster cockatoo On December 5, 9 am - 9 pm Pacific Time, for every $3 donated online or in person, an additional $1 will be given to Mickaboo. Party-goers can watch the money grow via a thermometer chart! We will also post periodically to our FaceBook page.

If you're coming to the party - consider donating there. If you can't come and want to help, donate online at  (9 am - 9 pm PT on Saturday, Dec 5).  (The donation buttons are at the upper left of

Need to RSVP for the party, or want a reminder about what to bring, where the parking garage is, and other details?  Learn more and RSVP here

We are gratefull for the many in-kind donors to our Holiday Party silent auction and raffle - see who they are here. 

Bird Toon of the Day - November 30, 2015

Looking for something to get us back into mainstream toons after our Thanksgiving marathon, I found this recaptioned photo from Cheezburger of November 14, 2014.  It got me wondering about whether there really are vanilla-flavored Peeps so I Googled and discovered that there are ... but they are made for Independence Day, not Christmas!  (No charge for additional trivia.)

Bird Toon of the Day - November 28, 2015

Another post-Thanksgiving laugh, from Diamond Lil of November 30, 2014.  It should be noted that a running seasonal gag in the strip is that Lil is so bad a cook that the local senior center rebuffs her volunteering to cook Thanksgiving dinner there every year.

T-Shirt Fundraiser is "For the Birds"

MyPetShirts is offering a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue! MyPetShirts donated a t-shirt totwo parrotletsMickaboo for our holiday fundraiser, and then thought, "Hey, they are doing great things for the birds and the bird people! Why don't we do something a little bigger?"  (Incidentally, MyPetShirts's owners have two rescued parrotlets, pictured at right.)

And so began the Holiday T-shirt Drive.  It's quite simple.

The T-Shirt Drive runs from Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 through December 9, 2015 at Midnight ET.

Any orders using the coupon code "MICKABOO15" will count towards the fundraiser. As more shirts are sold, the percentage of revenue donated to Mickaboo grows.

  • If 10 shirts are sold, 10% of the sales revenue will be donated to Mickaboo.
  • If 20 shirts are sold, the donation goes up to  20%.
  • 30 shirts?  You guessed it.  30%!
  • Cat Hates You t-shirtIf 40 or more shirts sell,  MyPetShirts will donate 40% of the revenue to Mickaboo!

bird ladyRemember, this is per shirt, not per order! So if you order two shirts and a hoodie, that scores three shirts! If you tell ten friends about it and they each order one shirt... Okay, you get the idea. Buy your holiday gifts for your animal-loving friends here (don't forget the Mickaboo15 code!), and spread the word on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and any other social media outlet you'd like.

*The shirts are hilarious, pet-themed silly things. Bird shirts, cat shirts, dog shirts. They are for people to wear, not animals.  Check out the website. Remember to use the Mickaboo15 coupon code for any orders!

** Sales tax and shipping costs will be excluded from the donation calculation.

I'm adopted***The Mickaboo15 code will also get you 1% off the normal price.  MyPetShirts had to do that to get the coupon code function to work. When you get to your shopping cart, click the blue link on the right that says "Apply shop coupon code."