Posted: 31/08/2014 at 23:53
I've been v close to this situation, and know how terrible it is. Top birds advice above is so good.
it may help to keep in mind also, that while they may plead to be left in their own home, that home may also be lonely and frightening for them tho they will not admit it. If they go into care there will be a period of adjustment, and then they often feel relieved of the worry and fear and really welcome the security.