Sue provides Royal Service that extends beyond
the store walls.
has been a Whitby Team Member since March 2004, and is known for her animal rescuing. Fourteen
years ago while working in a pet store, she came across an injured Lutino Cockatiel (named
Gizmo). Sue took the bird home and nursed it back to full health, which started a lifelong love
of birds with Gizmo at her side.
With experience working at a vet clinic, and years
in a store that specialized in birds and exotic animals, Sue focused on animal husbandry and
nutrition courses to improve her skills. This led to more bird rescues: Ringo, the
beaked Blue Headed Pionus (who came into her care knowing a few choice words); Molson, the
charming and comical Pearl Pied Cockatiel with no toes; and a blind and diabetic Albino
Cockatiel, just to name a few. Despite being in rough condition upon their arrival, some of
these rehabilitated birds (including Gizmo) later went on to win ribbons in local shows
Over time, Sue has placed around 50 birds into new
homes, and has provided care for a number of rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, and even a timber
wolf. She's currently working with a wildlife rehab centre to become involved as a foster
parent to other animals in need.