Doc the rescued parrot
March 2, 2012
A decade ago, Doc the parrot entered Brenda Wilson's home in Battle Ground an anxiety-riddled bird who had a serious feather-plucking habit. Doctors considered putting Doc on anti-depressants, Wilson said. Today, the parrot is more at peace, courtesy of Wilson's continued devotion to rehabilitating him. What is amazing, Wilson's family and friends agree, is Doc is just one of several successful animal rehabilitation stories for which she is responsible. At her peak in the 2000s, Wilson cared for around 100 parrots, all while raising two children and working as a home healthcare nurse.