LEADERSHIP
Paula N Ashfield, Founder 

"I have an unstoppable spirit for animal's welfare making our mission too great to leave to chance.

Nothing is of greater value to me than to help the helpless."

​​BOARD MEMBER

Thomas S. Ashfield​

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​​​OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US

Email: info@undermywing.org

Tel. +1 973-702-7770
Paula's Cell +1 862-268-3059 (Emergencies Only) 

Providing Home, Flock, Rest, Refuge & Individualized Care

​THANK YOU FOR HELPING US BRING OUR VISION TO LIFE!

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​​​Embracing with love the many wings

whose lives we transform.

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​​​​​Under My Wing Avian Refuge exist to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being and educating the public of the complex needs of parrots in captivity and the crisis facing them.

The Sanctuary is currently home to approx. 100 captive abandoned parrots, retired from rescued from our local animal enforcement organizations many of whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues.

We employ a fully integrated team of veterinarians and caregivers who provide high-quality care by using positive reinforcement and meet the needs of each bird in our care.

The parrot’s habitations are not open to the public, but by appointment and educational purposed only do we allow both public and private schools to visit.

Under My Wing Avian Refuge is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

ABOUT UNDER MY WING
Under My Wing Avian Refuge, exist to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being and educating the public of the complex needs of parrots in captivity and the crisis facing them.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge AKA Under My Wing and UMWAR
EIN 26-1470517
Cause Area (NTEE Code) 
Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
Animal Training, Behavior (D61) 

DOCUMENTS
NJ State/Sussex County Trade Name Certificate  
2007 NJ Nonprofit Corporation 
2007 Articles of Incorporation
2007 By Laws
2007 EIN 26-1470517 Status Confirmation
2009 Nonprofit Status Determination Letter
2019 NJ Wildlife Pet Shop-Adoption Permit 
2019 NJ Wildlife Scientific Permit 

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BOARD MEMBER
Lauren Bax​

FORMS

Volunteer Application
Visitor Application
Relinquish Application
Boarding with option to Relinquish
Waiver Form for Volunteers

(Visitors and Contractors)

BOARD MEMBER
George Maier

  • Lord Send A Refuge1:51

UNDER MY WING FREE FLIGHT & OPEN CAGE ENVIRONMENT FOR EXOTIC BIRDS ​ESTABLISHED IN 2007


Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives

We have implemented taking precautions, which are most important to the public during this time and stage of COVID-19 outbreak. In order to doing everything possible to minimize and help our community to minimize the spread of coronavirus, programs and events….CANCELLED till further notice!

These programs and events were bread and butter to help financially sustain the sanctuary operations.

Our emergency fund now depleted.

During this period of the coronavirus pandemic, our organization is in much need of your immediate support.  We need to order food and other essential items to ensure the birds health and safety until our State and Country becomes healthy again. 
 
Due to high demand of bird food orders, our distributor cannot secure regular shipments of food to come in a timely fashion over the pandemic of COVID-19 outbreak. In order to make sure we have the food in house and be able to feed the birds, we need to place this order immediately.

We have other items also to purchase in bulk such as cleaning and disinfecting supplies.  Any amount you can possibly contribute to this is greatly appreciated.

We have addressed our need to the State of NJ as well as to the Government because we feel it is imperative for the Government an our State to make sure that people, be protected, but also imperative to address the sheltered animals in need. 

Just as humans are more likely to succumb to disease when we are stressed, weakened or wounded, these same factors also suppress the immune systems in animals, leaving them extremely vulnerable to catching new infections. Please help us keep our birds healthy

We hope and pray we will not need any further funding for Veterinary care, being careful and maintaining the birds diets should prevent medical needs.

We pray you remain healthy and safe.

Thank you for all you can do to help.
 


​​​ENDORSEMENTS

Debbie Huckabay, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc

Julie Murad, Founder, The Gabriel Foundation
Officer Lisa Deutsch, Badge # 827 NJSPCA
Jan Fredericks, LPC, MA, President, God’s Creatures Ministry, Wayne, NJ
Sybil  Erden, Founder and former President, The Oasis Sanctuary
Pat Rudikoff, Board Secretary, The Oasis Sanctuary
Libby Williams, Founder, Pet Watch New Jersey

BOARD MEMBER

Mitchell C Brodsky