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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:46 PM
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Oh Danii... I am so sorry. This is so sad. The poor little budgie!

It makes me so mad every time I hear about this kind of treatment to animals. It is so horrible that kids would do that kind of thing. It really makes me wonder how kids can turn out to be so sick and cruel. is it how they were raised? Or the friends they hang out with? It's just so disgusting! I'd like to hear what their parents say when you tell them.

Danni, don't feel bad about not being able to save her. I understand that you are sad about her dying, and that is totally understandable. We all feel sorry for you and the poor little birdy.

But please, please do not feel bad about yourself, or blame yourself, or anything like that! No one could have done better, there was nothing else you could have done for her. She must have been hurt very badly, and she just would not have been able to recover.

Thank you so much for doing what you did. It was wonderful that you could get her off the streets and into a warm, soft shelter where she could have some peace. The poor little girl had some comfort at the end. You should feel very good about doing that for her.


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This is so sad! I know that budgies that are outside sometimes turn to people for help. Hard to believe that this can be a mistake
Terrible to hear that young people can be so cruel. Yes, you should tell the parents...but somehow I don't think they will be interested.
You did everything you could. Sometimes all our best efforts are not enough...

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Thanks Trixa and Birdybuddy, your words mean a lot.

I just keep thinking "What if I was there a few minutes earlier before they were hitting her with a stick?"

But I'm starting to feel better about it, I never thought about the things you guys said ( giving her comforting last hours ) so thank you so much for all your kind comments, all of you.
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No problem, Danii. I'm glad we could help you feel better. We're all here for you!

I know it's so easy to just think about what-ifs, that has happened to me, and you just can't think about it. There's nothing you could change. There are so many what-ifs to think about, and it is just torturous, I know how you feel, and I'm sorry. I don't blame you, and it's hard to keep those evil little thoughts from entering your mind.

I'm so glad that you are starting to feel better, and glad that we could all help you think of the good things in this situation.
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Dannii thank you for caring enough about what you thought was a little mouse to go over to where those kids were and save that little Budgie. I'm so sorry she didn't make it. I know it makes you sad as it does all of us, but you saved her from whatever horrible thing those kids would have done to her next and you brought her to a safe, warm place and cared for her. I'm sure she would want you to have this..{{{HUGS}}}!

Those kids make my blood boil! I'm glad you will be sharing with their parents what happened and I hope their parents care enough to do something about it.

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I cant stand it when hear stuff like that we had an injured raven at school, I feel like punching some people in face because of what they did to that bird, thankfully the grounds keeper caught it...
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so sorry to hear about the budgie. you did the right thing, and don't feel guilty because it could have ended up worse if you had not come along.
it sickens me when i hear of cases like these because they are far too common. i studied animal cruelty in particular while doing legal studies and there are cases where there are teenagers, some older then me, who do more attrocious acts (that i dare not repeat) and get away with it because "they didn't know any better". i'm 17 and i knew from an early age never to harm any animal because they have rights to live just like us.
how any person could ever harm any animal is beyond me.

you did the right thing, and it was a wonderful thing you did but at least the poor thing isnt suffering any more, and hopefully karma will catch up to those kids
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they say kids that are cruel to animals, most likely end up criminals

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Thanks guys, at least she will be remembered with love and care from all of you here and not just found...in god knows what condition on the kids grass.

Just to keep you updated:

I've spoken to two of the kids parents this morning, I met them while taking the dog out. They were mortified and promised me they would deal with this, and I was glad to see that they were shocked that the budgie died, just so they recognise the severity of their kids actions. They're such nice people though, one of women was nearly crying because she had budgies when she was younger and couldn't believe her son would do such a thing.

I also phoned the SSPCA and the local rescue centre and reported the budgies death, she was wearing a white band (nothing on it though) so I'm hoping that helps match her up to any missing reports.
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I feel just awful…

Today when I was coming home from the college, I happened to notice a bunch of our neighbour hood kids (about 10-13 I think) gathered round something over at grassy area where they all play. Usually this would no catch my attention, but the girls where squealing and yelling at the boys to “Get it away” and more worryingly, I noticed one of the boys lift a stick and strike at something in the grass… infuriated I went straight over, my mind jumping to the conclusion that they where hurting a poor field mouse.

But to my absolute horror I saw a little bundle of black goo…with wings. The kids ran away laughing like it was all a big game to them, playing with life.

I didn’t think she was still alive but I wasn’t going to leave her there anyway, so I took off my jacket and picked her up and to my amazement I heard a faint little chirp and a brief movement of the wings. Luckily I was only a few minutes from my house.

I got her home and tried to wash off some of what I was sure was car oil off her, it worked a little but I didn’t want to scrub at her or stress her out by washing her (which I done with cotton wool and a bowl of lukewarm water). She still barely resembled a budgie when I was through, but her greeny colour,and face was much better than it was and she was starting to move on her own a little.

Since I’m using both my cages for quarantine right now all I could use was a cardboard box ( with airholes ), which I put a heated towel in, some seeds with millet and diced apple (just in case she ate fruit) and some water. But like I expected she didn’t show much interest in the food and didn’t move all that much in general.

I phoned round all the emergency vets and was shocked to hear that “We don’t treat anything smaller than a cat on emergencies” but managed to get an appointment for first thing tomorrow morning… I just wish we had an avian vet near.

I simply didn’t know what to do. I was scared in case she tried to preen herself and swallowed the oil and I didn’t know if I should wash her again or not…making her wet when she’s weak didn’t seem like a good idea. All I could think to do was keep reheating the towel when it got cold and generally keep her warm until morning…

It’s just going 1.32am, I found her dead at 1.20am and I’ve been checking her every ten minutes so I know she died recently…

And it’s so heartbreaking. I feel I really let the little soul down… she wasn’t even my bird and I’ve cried over her.

But I also feel outraged that kids in my neighbourhood can be so cold and cruel, I intend on informing their parents about this tomorrow.

I also am going to alert the SSPCA in case anyone has reported their missing pet and at least try to let the owners know what happened.

Fly high little one, without any pain and I’m sorry I couldn’t do more.
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Thankyou so much for trying to save that poor little soul, it really boils my blood that people can even do these sorts of things, and I want justice.

At least the little fella will know human love from his last few hours with you.

Our thoughts are with you and him, fly high little one xoxo
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