The Call for Assistance in Time of Need…
By 2005 Linda Ott’s finances were being drained not only from the cost of Phoenix's vet bills, but from a depressed economy.
Her graphic design business was not sustainable any longer. She had now taken on a full time job outside her home based
business to financially survive.
At this point in time, Linda was going to Pensacola, Florida to help with a family challenge. Phoenix had just been released
from the care of an avian vet in Toledo, Ohio. He would need to have a follow up vet appointment. She was distraught, worried
what would she do with her Greenwing Macaw, Phoenix?
She had heard about an avian board certified veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida that may be able to help Phoenix’s Immune
Deficiency Disease. Phoenix could go there for his follow up appointment and care. She was struggling with logistics to get
Phoenix there when she had to be on the other side of the state in Pensacola, Florida. Financially it was strain to just to
pay the last vet bill in Toledo.
Ms. Ott turned to the Internet where over the years had learned about macaws. She had found many friends online that had
MACAWS, which she often conversed. She began to post on the Internet with many of her friends that owned MACAWS,
the dilemma she had and implored for assistance while she was in Florida and struggling.
She came to know a Terry Corbin, whom came highly recommended by many. After numerous emails and phone
conversations about Linda Ott’s macaw – Phoenix; Ms. Corbin offered to help Linda with her quandary. From the highly
recommendation of many people that knew Ms. Corbin, Linda felt comfortable and came to trust Terry.
Ms. Corbin agreed to drive from South Carolina and meet Linda (flying from Ohio) to Pensacola, Florida, pick up Phoenix
and take him to Jacksonville, Florida for an appointment to see the Avian Veterinarian. She promised she would make
sure that Phoenix would see the avian board certified veternarian in Jacksonville, Florida. She also assured Linda that
Phoenix would be cared for and kept safe by herself, until Ms. Ott was able to take him back. This was a temporary
arrangement and Linda would get Phoenix when she could in the future.
Terry Corbin promised to keep the macaw - Phoenix as her very own bird until Linda Ott was able to take the bird back
into her own care.
The Greenwing Macaw, Phoenix never made it to the Veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida.
Phoenix the beloved companion of Linda Ott disappeared across state lines into South Carolina.
See more of the story at
Macaw Parrot: The Disappearance of Phoenix the Greenwing Macaw.