When wild creatures are injured and need a safe place to recover and gain strength, B.E.A.K.S. comes to the rescue. Calling ... More
When wild creatures are injured and need a safe place to recover and gain strength, B.E.A.K.S. comes to the rescue. Calling itself a "Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary," the facility serves more than 2,000 birds and animals each year. Their amenities offer you an opportunity to get a close look at eagles, owls, seagulls and other bird species while they recuperate. Admission is free, but voluntary donations are accepted. Call for an appointment for a guided tour.
B.E.A.K.S. is AMAZING! I found a injured duck which I named Faith :) that would not have survived if not for Cindy. Her ongoing efforts to protect our birds/ducks should be well noted! She does all of her work with her own funds which is selfless and a true dedication to a worthy cause! I don't understand why there is no Federal funding, State funding, County funding OR City funding, I find this disturbing bt says a lot about Cindy, because despite no backing an funding, she has taken on saving the lives of animals. This takes a special person! I am greatful to her for ALL she does! Thank You Cindy For ALL you have done and continue to do I admire you!
Cheri M. Reader USN (Ret)
Cindy Mosling and her husband Andy have cared for injured birds for decades. Right now they have over 500 birds because of Tropical Storm Beryl and all the recent rain. They work so hard and need support. They are finally getting online - hopefully this will help them get the support they deserve. They are launching a Facebook page and soon a website! They are good, humble, hardworking people who love, love love birds!
After reading all of the negative reviews, I decided to give BEAKS a call anyway, since I needed help with a Cedar Wax Wing bird. Cindy answered on the third ring even though she was in her car headed to a funeral. She was extremely helpful and nice as could be. Offered several options and said she could take the bird when she gets back in town tomorrow. She is an incredible person and doesn't deserve the negativity that's on this web site. She can only do so much!!!
Ninety five percent of the population does not know how to react to an injured animal. For that kinder percentage who are caring enough to find the professional attention, remember to not let panic set in. The appropriate government organizations will not come to the rescue, nor will it be easy to find a vets office who has the licensing required to treat wildlife (you should only think you could comprehend how difficult this is). The only recourse are the individuals who donate countless personal resources in volunteering to treat injured wildlife with all the dignity the creature deserves. BUT REMEMBER, these individuals have busy households that consist of the same myriad of lifes requirements as you all have (children, illness, jobs, sr parents,et al.) Not getting a response? try search engines on your computer first (ie Google for assistance). BEAKS is beyond an impressive undertaking, the community should know what a gift they are to wildlife.
Mrs Mosling is awesome. I contacted her after 9pm regarding some injured ducks that were struck by a vehicle while in a metal cage that had blown out of the bed of a truck. She answered her phone with enthusiam and met me at the entrance to BEAKS to take custody of the injured ducks. There is a spot in Heaven reserved for this wonderful woman.
It would be helpful if BEAKS had a website or if someone responded to facebook OR if an answer machine would simply give instructions on how to help or take an injured bird to your facility. For two days I myself got a "mailbox is full" response and if is frustrating to people who want to help to be unable to somehow communicate with someone. There is not even a way to donate to BEAKS. That being said, I think your responses to people here are not very professional. The community appreciates Cindy - there is no need to go on a rant against people who are only trying to desperately help their injured birds. I don't think you are presenting yourself or BEAKS in a very positive light.
For all of you that say Beaks doesn't serve you well enough. Get a clue! It's a not for profit bird rescue. Which means they make NO money from this. So if she doesn't bow at your every command, then get lost because you probably we're going to give her a donation anyways. They are fantastic to work with and they serve all the birds very well. If you find a hurt bird, leave it in a card board box by Beaks entrance gate and honk your horn. They are there and will come out and take it in. But they have so many birds to take care of they don't have the time to deal with you annoying people.
Just in case anyone has an EMERGENCY like I did this morning, DO NOT waste your time,energy, and gas, trying to contact this organization. Although I DO SUPPORT their efforts, it would be nice and not very much effort to list hours their facility is REALLY open and have a phone number where someone answers the phone or people can actually leave a message. I received quite a bit of information and help from the manager of Pet Supermarket on Beach Blvd at the Beach. Since I was working, I had to pay a staff member to take the baby bird out to BEAKS during listed open hours and NO ONE was there! I was shocked. NO ONE was answering the phone so I couldn't let them leave the baby in the "basket" because the baby had to eat every 30 to 45 minutes. So after more research, I called the humane society only to discover my vet of over 20 years -Hidden Hills Animal Hospital was the drop off site. This "tidbit"of information could SIMPLY be included on their web page and save people quite a bit of time! Is this really too much too ask? I sent a cash donation to assist with the baby's care and left over worms for it to eat. This organization is absolutely wonderful and as I understand, survives on volunteers and donations. Jacksonville is blessed to have them. If someone "dumps" an animal on them for rehab, please make a donation to support its care. But, I also believe the organization has a responsibility to the community like to have a current phone number with a clear mailbox, current hours with someone there to take "drop offs" and a web site instructing people where a drop off location is so someone like me doesn't waste money and other's time to drive have way to Amelia Island only find the place locked up!
OK for all you people out there expect a volunteer non-profit agency to jump backwards through hoops while you sit on your rump and do nothing but complain that you have a bird that is injured or becoming a nusciance...grow the heck up! What these people do for NO PAY and working strictly with what is donated is truely extraordinary...who else would do this if BEAKS went away???? Are YOU going to pay for expenses to take care of wildlife that has been injured or is ill (9 times out of 10 because of humans) or volunteer your time???? Like I said get your head out of your rear and grow up.
I called becasue I have 12 duck eggs on my front porch. I did not want to har them but have them relocated. I would have taken them to B.E.A.K.S. I was told to shake the eggs so they would not produce. I ask the lady" wouldn't that kill them" she said if you don't want more eggs then shake them and kill them. I told he if I wanted them harmed I would have rolled them in the lake! Then she proceeded to say that they are all volunteers and does not get paid. Then do something that you have a passion for! She made me mad. Zero stars for them
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