Still, Scooter was Perkowska's first bird and she was the one who paved the way for many other ducks, pigeons, chickens, lovebirds and more getting rescued, re-homed (if domesticated), rehabilitated and released back into the wild through Kasia's Ark.
"After I moved back to New Orleans, I just started rescuing other birds," Perkowska said. "I also started calling different nursing homes and asking them if they would welcome a visit as well and they said yes. That's how the visiting program got started."
In addition to nursing homes around New Orleans, such as St. Joseph's, Perkowska also visits schools and other education centers.