Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay/Goodnews

Hermes Rivera

Today’s good news story comes from the Good News Network. Here it is in its entirety.

275 Rare Parrots Saved From Hurricane at Florida Sanctuary: ‘They’re Family.’

275 exotic parrots are now on their way to a new wildlife sanctuary after their heroic caretaker pulled all of them up into his stilted house like Noah’s Ark to ride out Hurricane Ian.

There’s no question in Will Peratino’s mind that if he had not done so, the waves which crested his 5-foot high fencing around Malama Manu Sanctuary on Pine Island would have drowned all of them.

After the devastation, a full-scale volunteer effort transported all 275 parrots by boat through flooded canals to solid ground, where they will be taken to another wildlife sanctuary.

The efforts were led by Project Dynamo, a volunteer rescue operation from Tampa that heard about Peratino’s plight. They put together a team and four boats to put all the parrots into cat-sized pet carriers and bring them off the ravaged Pine Island.

One of the volunteers from the new sanctuary said they are likely to take the birds in for 6 months to a year.

“It’s been a long week,” Peratino said once all his birds were safely on their way. “This represents us being able to accomplish what we wanted to do, which was to save all these birds. We heard other people just abandoned their pets, and there’s no way we could do that.”

There is a lot of work ahead for this parrot-loving man, to build a new home for the flock, which includes breeding pairs meant to safeguard populations of endangered animals from becoming extinct.

It’s as close to a modern reproduction of the story of Noah as one can find.

Here is a video of the rescue.

The good news here is that even though human life was not at risk, preserving an animal species raised a call to action and response. Today’s JohnKu talks about priorities. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Rescue by John W. Howell Β© 2022

When the call goes out,

To rescue a troubled soul . . .

No questions are asked.

 

90 comments

  1. What an amazing undertaking. And yes, when doing good is done simply for the sake of doing good, everyone wins.

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    1. We all do for sure. 😁

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      1. Indeed we do. Great story Boss.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  2. Good work! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thanks, Michael.

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      1. My pleasure, John! Have a beautiful weekend arriving! xx Michael

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      2. You as well, Michael.

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  3. That’s awesome. Can only imagine the noise though.

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  4. Fantastic! I love this! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. 😁 I’m glad you liked it, Jill.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely story, John. Your JohnKu is so on point with its β€˜no questions are asked’. The response is what’s important. Have a wonderful weekend πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Have a great weekend as well, Harmony. Thank you. 😁

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  6. What a beautiful story to wake up to. No questions asked, indeed.
    Have a super Friday, John!

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    1. Have a great Friday as well, Dale. Thank you. 😁

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      1. Thank you, kind sir! One more till the weekend! I have a Guinness Extra Stout with my name on it. Last one saved from my vacay (coz I cannot for the life of me find it here!)

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      2. YUP. Tomorrow is VooDoo Ranger day

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  7. What terrific story to start my Friday off with.
    Thank you, John.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, GP. Thanks for letting me know. 😁

  8. Restores one’s faith in humanity to read of such selfless acts.

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    1. There are good humans out there. It just takes some hunting to find them. Thanks, Lori.

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  9. It breaks my heart to hear people left behind pets. So glad this story had a different outcome. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. That struck me as well, Staci. Thank you. 😊

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  10. What this guy is doing is wonderful. Shame he had to put up with this adversity, but I’m glad it all worked out.

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    1. Yeah me too. Thaks, Craig

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  11. Another great story. Do unto the least of these my brethren…

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    1. Good quote, Noelle. 😊

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    1. Thanks for the share

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  13. I can’t even fathom leaving my pet behind. The cruelty of some people never ceases to amaze me. I need stories like this to show me there are still people out there taking care of pets.

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    1. I can’t understand people like that either, Teri. Let’s think only of the good ones.

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  14. Great story, John. Happy Fri-Yay!

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    1. Thank you, Joan Happy Fri-Yay to you.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this story, John. There really are a lot of good people out there.

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    1. I think there are as well Dan.

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  16. A wonderful story, John. What an effort! People jump right in to do the right thing. Can’t we replace the stories we hear on the news with these stories? I wish!

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    1. I do. I no longer listen to the news.

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  17. Your words are perfect John. It may be that we will be judged on how we treat those less fortunate. This man has nothing to worry about and all the people that helped him.

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    1. I agree, Pamela. These are good people.

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  18. I love that JohnKu! I immediately thought of Marcia Meara when I saw this. It sounds like something she would jump in and do. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Jan

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  19. Wow wow wow. What a wonderful true story, John. Some people are pure heroes. Thanks for sharing the good news.

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Greg.

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  20. Oh my, this is a tearjerker. I’m going to share this with my doctor. She has two adopted parrots and talks about their antics every time we meet. Beautiful story, John. Thank you. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Tearjerker is a good description

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  21. Thanks, John. It’s nice to see good deeds recognized.

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  22. That’s a wonderful story with a great ending for those parrots and birds! I hope they the do well in their temporary home and it doesn’t take too long before they can get back to their own home. The people who made this happen are amazing it warms the heart and soul.

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    1. It was a heart warming story. Thanks, Deborah.

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  23. So Will how did you ride out hurricane Ian ? Well once I got the 275 parrots in my house it was a piece of cake… until we ran out of crackers. I can see the movie trailers now. Good story John.

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    1. I think you are on to something. Life Flight with saltines.

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  24. Wonderful news, dear John! Long life the parrots!πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes we know how we like them. 😁

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  25. I have a friend who rescued birds. The 3rd floor of their home is an aviary. At any one time, she has 25 magnificent birds in the aviary! She has had to make arrangements with the local zoo should any of the birds outlive her.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that story, Annette. I’m sure there are some that will.

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  26. This turned up in one of my news feeds earlier in the week, and it gave me such a warm feeling to know how these rescuers came together to help out Mr. Peratino. You can tell by his emotion in the video how much all those birds mean to him. I couldn’t imagine abandoning my pet. I’m so glad these parrots (and the 2 lemurs) got a happily ever after.
    Wonderful share, John. Happy Fri-Yay!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I liked this story too and fail to understand anyone who could abandon a pet.

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  27. I hadn’t heard of this one. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Jo.

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  28. Aw, how wonderful! Thank you for spreading the good word, John.

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    1. Thank you for reading it, Debbie. 😁

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  29. We have a fairly large shelter in our area that usually gets called upon to take in animals displaced by weather events in the South. I always marvel at their dedication and determination to not only save the animals, but find them forever homes. Great story, John. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your information too, Bruce. 😊

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  30. What a dear, sweet man. Thanks for sharing this incredible rescue effort, John. The dead fish in the fence illustrates the danger eloquently!

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    1. I think so, Jacquie. Thanks.

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  31. Bravo to all the people involved in the rescue!

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  32. That’s cool. I can only imagine how noisy his house must have been with all those birds in it at once! πŸ˜›

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    1. And all those requests for crackers.

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      1. Hahaha. Good one, John.

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      2. 😁 Thank you, Betsy

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  33. Beautiful story!
    It’s tough to think people abandoned pets.
    I couldn’t live with myself if I did that. I’d have to go down with the litter box!
    Lovely JohnKu!
    It’s great to hear a good story…. of sorts….. after Ian!
    🦜xo🦜xo🦜xo

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    1. I don’t understand how anyone could just let a pet fend for themselves. Humans suck sometimes. Love the parrots. πŸ‚

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      1. Agree about the pets! Beautiful parrots! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  34. A beautiful share John. I needed a tissue watching that video. I’m glad the birds are safe. πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a good story for sure.

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  35. Very nice work! Birds are also a part of nature, and we should save nature.

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    1. They are indeed.

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  36. Always look for the “helpers” in any disaster. An inspiring story for sure.

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    1. So true. Thanks.

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