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Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US 
Email: info@undermywing.org
Telephone: +1 973-702-7770
Paula's Cell +1 862-268-3059 (Emergencies Only) 

  Operational Budget for 2020

Personnel Estimated

Paula Ashfield $0.00

Thomas S Ashfield $0.00

George Meier $0.00

Mitch Brodsky $0.00

Lauren Bax $0.00

Amanda Larsen (Husbandry)

Total $350.00

Facility Costs Estimated

Utilities $4,800.00

Rent of Land $12,000.00

Repairs & Upgrades $5,000.00

Office Expenses $700.00

Small Office Equipment $500.00

Security $800.00

Garbage $900.00

Ground Maintainance $4,000.00

Depreciation $5,000.00

Cleaning Products and Equipment $4,000.00

Total $23,000.00

Materials & Supplies Estimated

Bird Upkeep $28,000.00

Veterinary $3,000.00

Program Supplies $5,000.00

Total $36,000.00

Miscellaneous Estimated

Insurance $480.00

Travel $2,800.00

D&O Insurance $3,300.00

Advertizing $150.00

Web $2,900.00

Telephone/Internet $3,250.00

Bank Fees $300.00

Accounting and Legal $6,000.00

Contractors $3,000.00

Permits and Business Registrations $500.00

Total $22,680.00

Programs Estimated

Food $2,700.00

Drinks $1,200.00

Program Supplies $8,000.00

Rentals $2,500.00

Total $14,400.00

Land Improvements Estimated

Driveway and Sidewalk $240,000.00
  Outdoor Cameras   $4,500.00
  Signs & Lighting $3,000.00

Excavation, Filling Grading $10,000.00

Equipment Rental $2,500.00

Outside Help/Contractor $16,000.00

Other $2,500.00

Total $34,000.00

Project - Outdoor Aviaries Estimated

3 Outdoor Aviaries with Safety Zone $54,000.00

Automatic Feeders $5,000.00

Water Sprinkler $4,000.00

Sand for Flooring $1,500.00

Total $64,500.00

Total Expenses Estimated



Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives

Embracing with love the many wings 
whose lives we transform.

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Under My Wing Avian Refuge is a non-profit organization that takes the business aspects of its operations seriously. It is due to your trust and investment that today we have, a very exciting and successful, mission!

Our responsibility to both the birds and the general public is to create lean project budgets that have the most mission impact at the lowest dollar impact to the wallets of our supporters.

Under My Wing Avian Refuge provides a safe haven to exotic birds and maintains their lifelong care. In addition Under My Wing provides services to the avian community in general via education, hands-on training and educate the public to better animal welfare issues. We also offer community service and programs specifically designed to assist the elder, disabled and the youth population. Your donation dollar is not used to support the staff at Under My Wing, but rather to support unwanted, abused and neglected parrots in the avian community who rely solely on our organization to provide a safe and secure housing as well as: proper veterinary care, healthy diets and mental stimulation. You help to enrich their lives, strengthen our organization, and help secure the future of our sanctuary for years to come. Please take a moment to read the content provided on our website. You will not only read about the mission of Under My Wing and how the mission is accomplished but you will meet in images the before and after life changing and progress of the many birds whom the mission reaches. Your donations also help us with special projects and long-term development!

Your contribution, as part of a winning team of donors, will fill out a responsible revenue model and will benefit many parrots as well as our community and people who rely on our services. Please consider becoming a member of Under My Wing Avian Refuge. All supporters of Under My Wing projects are the lifeblood of our organization. We rely on you. Be assured of our immense gratitude for your financial support, as we continue to save, serve and care for parrots from abuse and neglect as well as protect the endangered species from becoming extinct. 

​​Providing Home, Flock, Rest, Refuge & Individualized Care



  • Painting of walls and woodwork
  • Paper towels and baby wipes​Parrot cremation expenses
  • Parrot disease testing lab fees
  • Parrot enrichment: toys and toy parts, swings, bowls and other 
  • Parrot food: pellets, fresh fruit, vegetables, treats, nuts and seed
  • Parrot grooming
  • Parrot microchip and registration fees
  • Parrot necropsy
  • Parrot new cages, stands, aviaries and parrot play gyms
  • Power washing, equipment replacement cost
  • Quarantine supplies, equipment and wear gear
  • Replacement cost of cages and stands
  • Shelving for storage
  • State Wildlife required and scientific registration permits
  • Stripping and polishing of floors
  • Tarps for outdoor aviaries
  • Telephone, cellular and internet
  • Tools
  • Travel expense
  • Vehicle insurance and maintenance cost
  • Veterinary required routine care and emergency expense
  • Veterinary prescribed medications for birds
  • Web site domain and hosting
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Although we could never provide the freedom these parrots deserve as in the wild, we do provide a safe, comfortable, loving, and mentally enriching environment, where many develop trusting relationships with our staff. We maintain a high standard of care assuring the best possible quality of life for all the birds at our sanctuary. Each bird is provided with a healthy diet and proper avian veterinary care as well as hospice care for the terminally ill, and comfort (palliative) care for the physically challenged. 

Under My Wing has a major investment in educating the public as well, the avian community and the youth as well as established programs which includes seniors, disabled individuals and teens. In addition we offer simple services such as avian sexing and disease testing, avian grooming, avian boarding, training new bird owners, and sell bird food and other avian products to help us with sustainability.

We do not receive any additional funding to help with operational costs other than the generosity of our benefactors. Because we are a nonprofit corporation we cannot issue shares of stock, we are not Government of State funded and rely only on your support to help us sustain maintain a sanctuary for unwanted and the high-risk (biters, handicap and aggressive birds) and adoptable birds.

Under My Wing is well aware that a donation is not an obligation and we wish never to come across as you owed anything to support our cause. Thus, we are very grateful and appreciate all you are willing to do to help us make a difference in supporting our work. Caring for these birds here at the refuge is expensive and money matters to help us make a difference in their everyday life as well as long term. Donating funds to our cause of any amount helps us tremendously. ​

  • ​Accounting and legal services
  • Alarm system monitoring cost
  • Annual liability insurance policy
  • Aviaries mash, wire and such
  • Bank accounts fees, check ordering and Investments cost
  • Building maintenance and repairs
  • Business registration (federal, state, and county)
  • Cleaning equipment and supplies
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dish detergents, sponges and scrubs
  • Disinfectants
  • Electric, water and heating expense
  • Feeding syringes and special food for sick parrots
  • Food bins and water carts
  • Gas for travel, power washers and generator
  • Garbage and dumpster cost
  • Ground keeping and snow removal
  • Heating lamps and panels
  • Legal and accounting cost
  • Life insurance for the bird’s long-term future care
  • Office supplies, postage and delivery cost
  • Outdoor aviaries parts and equipment for repairs
  • Paid staff for bird care and cleaning​

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
Foundation Type: General, charity-Section 509(a)(2) Sub-section Code 501(c)(3) 
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) 


​for the BIRDS!