When entering the Marine Corp in 1967, Ron Johnson was forced to find a new home for his green-wing macaw and Moluccan cockatoo when none of his friends or family members were willing to take them in. Although he was successful in rehoming the two parrots, he made a vow to one day help other birds in similar circumstances.
In 1997, he made good on his promise. Together with his wife, Tammy, they founded Feathered Friends Forever. What started as a small operation consisting of five rescued birds quickly ballooned to eighty-five. Over the years, Feathered Friends Forever moved locations several times, as they outgrew each location.
Today, Feathered Friends Forever is located on 13 acres in Harlem, GA and continues to provide a safe haven for parrots in need.