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Michael Hutchison & Parrot Rescues - Hobby to Job

Mikehutchison_2 Rural Lifestyle, let's talk about it.  Sunday morning at 8 on 98.3 WOW-FM.  You can listen live if you are in Central Iowa or click this link and use your PC.  It's quick and easy...

Along with news, information and tips about living the rural lifestyle we'll also be visiting with Michael Hutchison of the Iowa Parrot Rescue located on his Letts, Iowa acreage.  What was his passion has now turned into a full time business for the retired school teacher.  "Parrots are great pets but so many people don't understand the amount of care and attention they need," says Hutchison.  "Last year we took in over 100 birds some as far away as 300 miles."

Hutchison isn't just caring for parrots he's also expanding his methods.  This weekend he has six families at his acreage learning how to build a parrot rescue operation.  He says there is a huge need.  "Based on our experience we believe we could use about thirty rescue operations across Iowa.  It's that large of an issue."  Others must think so too...this year he received a large grant to expand his facility.  His hobby has become his full time job.

Grab a cup of coffee and come by for a visit Sunday morning at 8.

Michael P. Libbie - Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications...thanks for reading and now for listening.