Two more parrots found dead, still no arrests

Posted at 10:50 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 02:24:28-04

Neighbors in Point Loma are furious after a woman found two more dead parrots.

The two birds were found near All Souls' Episcopal Church on Easter Sunday, and were taken to the fire station down the street.

“I’m not happy that it keeps happening,” Jen Carter said.

She came out to take pictures for SoCal Parrot to document the latest deaths.

“This is the first time getting up and close with these poor dead birds," Carter said. "So it’s very upsetting to see because they’re these gorgeous parrots. They look perfect, there’s nothing wrong with them and there’s nothing you can do for them.”

Carter then took the birds to Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital so the bodies could be refrigerated until the San Diego Department of Animal Services got them.

Deputy Director Dan DeSousa says they will take the two birds to their Carlsbad location Wednesday for a necropsy to determine cause of death. 

Carter thinks the same person who shot and killed five parrots this year with a pellet gun is also responsible for these two.

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“Healthy conures don’t usually die at the exact same time with no reason whatsoever, without human involvement,” Carter said.

She urges everyone to stay vigilant by walking around neighborhoods, looking and listening for injured parrots.

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Anyone who finds an injured parrot is urged to call the Department of Animal Services 24-hour hotline at 619-236-2341.

PETA has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parrot hunter.

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SoCal Parrot will have a meeting in Point Loma soon, and an April 24 training in Jamul.