Birds stolen from nonprofit in Punta Gorda

Published: September 13, 2022 11:04 AM EDT
Updated: September 13, 2022 12:30 PM EDT
(CREDIT: Punta Gorda Police Department)

The Punta Gorda Police Department is investigating the theft of almost 30 birds.

According to the police department, the Parrot Outreach Society was burglarized and had 28 birds stolen from them.

No other details are known at this time.

The Parrot Outreach Society is a nonprofit organization that is concerned for parrot welfare in captivity and the conservation of wild parrots, according to its website.

The nonprofit wrote on Facebook that their power was shut off at around 3 a.m. before someone entered to steal the birds.

“We are absolutely devastated and are asking all our followers to be on the lookout for our babies. We ask all breeders to be on the lookout. These birds mean the world to all of our volunteers, and we are all heartbroken,” the nonprofit said.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-8477 or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading an arrest or recovery of the birds.