Better together
Our Organizational Approach
We do More Together Than We Can Alone

It's hard today to get ahead.  We all need each other- and everyone has a special set of skills.

We we work together with our talents, magic happens!

Little Bird & Co. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and rejects discrimination or harassment based on grounds such as race, color, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, age, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, or disability.

Every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. The foundation will strive to ensure equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all foundation programs. 

Feed a budgie for one month

Provide enrichment for 2 birds for one month

Feed a pair of ducks for one month

Provide one intake exam

Provide shelter for a small flock of fowl

Replenish the community chest

Donate any amount to provide funds for the next exquisite creature in need.

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What is a "little bird"?

  • A little bird is a bird in need.  
  • Sometimes, a little bird isn't even a bird, but a forgotten little friend in a damp basement corner.
  • Once in awhile a little bird is actually a pretty darn large creature; but they bring a lightness to a soul.
  • More often than not, a little bird is well loved and is a light in the darkness for someone.

What we believe:

  • We all deserve love, kindness and care.
  • Sometimes, a helping hand can be all the difference in the world.
  • We believe that healing goes beyond the physical.
  • The bonds of families and flocks should be preserved.
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Creatures Helped
Charity Events
$ Raised in 2022

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

June 25th, 2022

We'll be at the Brooklyn Park Arts in the Park

Check out the event site, make a donation to the art sale, or RSVP to the event now!  Come and meet our board members and let us know how we can help!

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June 11th, 2022
We're hosting a Little Bird & Co. garage sale in Richfield!

Check out our event site, make a donation to the sale, or RSVP to the event now!

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Become A Member at Large

February 20th, 2022
This month we've taken in an Indian runner duck that needs prosthetics.  We're raising funds to purchase a 3D printer and offset the cost of providing veterinary care and rehabilitation. 
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Helping Animals & Uplifting Communities 

Do you know a fledgling business owner?  Someone who supports their community?

Do they need more opportunities to showcase their talent?

Little Bird & Co. may be able to provide assistance in trade!  Please reach out if you'd like to get more information on our upcoming events and fundraisers.

This month we're attempting to implement a live contact chat.  We are all volunteer run, and may not be available.  If you don't get a response right away, please leave us a message at or on our voicemail +1(612)217-4134

We're still raising funds to purchase a 3D printer and offset the cost of providing veterinary care and rehabilitation- please consider donating! 

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Molly Swenson

Vice President

Jaime Nalezny, DVM



Vice President

Lisa Ekstedt



Robert Mackey

Member at Large

Lindsey Hromi, CVT

Member at Large

Michael Fredricksen 

Member at Large

Rea Retterath



A Sample of Birds at Large

Mr. Emma, Mithril, Mercutio, Puff, Diana, Sunset, Willow and Mithril again


Current Needs

Foundational support

Community Chest

$ 33 of $10,000 Raised
Willow dreams of running to the water, and with your help soon she will be able to!

Short term need

Our short term need is a 3d printer to give our current patients the benefits of prosthetics.

$ 430 of $5,000 Raised
Country Club Golf Resort

Capital Campaign

Our long term goals include a land purchase to build our non-profit veterinary facility, enrichment and rehabilitation areas, and classrooms.

$ 0 of $1,000,000 Raised