Animal services

A group of birds found by Mission Viejo Animal Services are adopted

MISSION VIEJO, CA — Thirty parakeets abandoned on a Laguna Niguel trail have been adopted, thanks to the efforts of the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and an outpouring of community support, the city said in a statement Thursday.

The parakeets were discovered by a Laguna Niguel resident on April 12 while walking his dog on a path near Moulton Parkway, according to previous reports from Patch. The parakeets were rescued by Mission Viejo Animal Services before being cleaned, assessed and rehabilitated.

The parakeet’s rescue sparked an outpouring of community support and each abandoned bird was adopted within days, a city spokesperson said.

“The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center is overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the interest and support from the public,” said Animal Services Supervisor Brynn Lavison. “In the end, 15 lucky families were able to add an adorable feathered family member or two to their homes.”

According to Lavison, the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has been inundated with inquiries from interested adopters.

“We would like to sincerely thank the community and all adopters for the heartwarming sight of concern over these beautiful birds,” Lavison said.