BOY SAVES SPARKEY
When an unnamed boy posted an ad on Craigslist offering to trade his bike for something interesting, a man responded to the post and exchanged a 12-year-old blue-and-yellow Macaw. But the parrot's new owner had a suspicious feeling about where the man got the bird. He called authorities to see if anyone had reported a missing bird. The boy's hunch was right. Chere Pulido's service parrot, Sparkey, had gone missing. Pulido's service bird was trained to dial 911 for his owner who suffered from a cancerous brain tumor. A couple weeks prior, Pulido had found Sparkey's cage empty. According to Pulido, neighbors heard bird screams in the middle of the night. It was clear that Sparkey had been stolen. Although the bird-napper has yet to be found, both parrot and owner are happy to be reunited.