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116 Exotic Birds & 4 Macaque Monkeys – 2 Rescues in Tennessee, August 2011

On August 3rd, 2011, Animal Rescue Corps, in partnership with Ady Gil World Conservation and Petsmart Charities, assisted the Portland Tennessee Police Department in the rescue of 116 exotic birds, several chickens and other species of domestic birds living in deplorable conditions inside of a residence operating as an exotic bird mill known as Hookbill Haven Aviary. The next day ARC received an urgent call for help from Bedford County Animal Control, also in Tennessee, to rescue four Macaque monkeys found living in ramshackle cages in a backyard after a fifth monkey escaped, attacked a neighbor and was killed. All animals have been placed with rescue or sanctuary partners.
Thank You to all Animal Rescue Corps’ Partners, Volunteers, Supporters and Contributors!

Strategic Partners

Ady Gil World Conservation

PetSmart Charities

Ady Gil World Conservation

PetSmart Charities


Animal House Vet Clinic of Nashville


New Leash on Life

Animal House Vet
Clinic of Nashville

Loews Vanderbilt
Hotel Nashville

New Leash on Life

Tennessee State Fair

Nashville Zoo

Tennessee State Fairgrounds

Nashville Zoo

Volunteer Equine Advocates


Placement Partners

ARC extends our gratitude to our placement partners.  Through their efforts these animals are either provided permanent sanctuary or continue their journey to a forever home.

Sanctuary partners providing a permanent home include:

Rescue partners providing nurturing foster homes and eventual adoption include:

Generous Supporters and Contributors

American Red Cross, Bedford Co. Heart of TN Chapter
Bankston Motor Homes
Dogs and Kat (dog training)
Gabby’s Burgers and Fries
Garden Goodies
Guy Gilchrist at
Hayes Security, LLC
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Leiper’s Fork Veterinary Services
Metro Nashville Animal Control Services
Nashville Paw Magazine
Obsessive Confection Disorder
Peak Health Management, LLC
Representative Janis Sontany
Volunteer Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
Whole Foods
Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant Videography

Bird Rescue Video

Monkey Rescue Video

Bird Rescue Photo Album

Monkey Rescue Photo Album

ARC Press Releases

Animal Rescue Corps Praises Tennessee Authorities For Animal Cruelty Responses

Animal Rescue Corps Places 116 Exotic Birds Rescued From Exotic Bird Mill and Miller Pleads Guilty

Animal Rescue Corps Finds Placement For Four Monkeys Rescued From A Tennessee Home

Animal Rescue Corps And Beford County Animal Control Rescue Four Monkeys

Animal Rescue Corps Is Assisting Portland TN Police Dept In The Rescue of 116 Exotic Birds From Alleged Exotic Bird Mill

ARC in the Press

Dozens of exotic birds rescued from Portland Home

136 exotic birds rescued in Portland, woman charged

Update: Exotic Birds And Monkeys Rescued In Tennessee

Neglected exotic birds now under care in East TN

Monkeys join rescued birds at fairgrounds

Animal Rescue Corps on the Ground in TN –
Over 130 exotic birds and 4 macaque monkeys rescued in two counties

We are making an effort to acknowledge as many organizations as possible, but it is simply impossible to recognize all the amazing contributions from both organizations and individuals that have been made to this effort. If we have failed to recognize you here, please accept our apologies and know that you have our profound gratitude and share in these successes for the animals.

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