Hoarder Dies Alone, Then Her 400 Cockatoos Die Too

Sulfur-crested Cockatoo on a green lawn
The author photographed this wild, free Sulfur-crested Cockatoo in Sydney, Australia

Another tragic story is currently rippling through the American parrot owners’ community.

Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary owner Lori Rutledge of Stanwood, Washington died alone sometime in March. By the time anyone got around to checking up on her, 400…

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