Associated Press, Published August 27 2010
Old-fashioned tweet can net you a bird pet for $1BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Tweeting the old-fashioned way can net you a steep discount on a fine feathered pet.
The Animal Humane Society says its five Minnesota locations have an overabundance of birds. It says many of the 279 birds are the result of voluntary surrenders.
To encourage people to adopt one the group is offering a promotion — tweet your best bird call or sing or whistle a few lines of a bird-themed song and you can adopt a bird for $1.
Officials say most of the cockatiels, parakeets and finches were being properly cared for but the owners could no longer handle them. Workers have examined the birds, tested them for disease and prepared them for adoption.
The promotion applies at the group's locations in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul, and Woodbury.
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