ORPHAN ANIMAL RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, INC.

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 810 S. Commercial Street Neenah WI 54956 USA

Mission: Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals, one at a time. We provide compassion, love and the highest quality of care for each animal in a comfortable environment. We give any extra care and nurturing that is needed for those pets who may otherwise be deemed unadoptable – the shy, the sick, the orphaned, the injured, the abused, the neglected, the unwanted misfits.
Results: We were able to raise enough funds to purchase our adoption center in Neenah at 810 S. Commercial Street. This is the temporary home for our healthy, adoptable cats and kittens who are ready to find their forever families! Adoption/Open Hours: Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon & by appointment (ADOPTIONS ONLY - NO PET DROP-OFFS ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION)

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Rating: 5 stars  

OARS volunteers were great and the location in Neenah was very homey and nice. It was extremely apparent how much the volunteers care about the animals. They did a thorough back ground check, wanted to meet my whole family, required everyone to use hand sanitizers, provided me with medication for the kittens, the kittens paperwork, and information about a free health check to a local vet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having happy, healthy, and extremely social kittens!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes...everything was great!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have recently adopted a cat from this facility and it is abosoluty wonderful. The people that work there are so sweet and caring. The place was clean and orgainzed and you can see they take very good care of the animals at there facility. I am very happy in my decision in adopting a wonderful cat from here and would highly recommend this place of business to anyone looking to adopt. Thank you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The adoption process and receiving a pet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more volunteers because you can tell the employees there work very hard and could always use more help and donations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

OARS is a volunteer run and driven organization for unwanted pets. OARS is truly dedicated to helping out these animals that have no hope. All of the money donated goes to the care of these animals. I have donated several times myself and I volunteer. I truly believe this organization does superb work in our community.



We are working on public education to reduce overpopulation as well. A new program called SNiP was started to help address these issues.



I personally am very passionate for this nonprofit as I am an animal lover through and through and I love to see the happy endings when in the beginning these animals had little to no chance of making it. It truly is magical there!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. Last night for example a freezing cold kitten came in. She was scared to death but with love and hope she settled down and I was able to hold her, cuddle and love her up. She never would have made it if some good samaritan hadn't brought her in!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing. My wish is that together we put a huge dent in overpopulation and find loving homes for the unwanted and abandoned.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with OARS for a year and a half now and it has been one of the best experiences. I love knowing that I am helping to save precious little lives. It is extremely rewarding to work with such a great organization and I look forward to continuing to do so. Plus, its worth noting that you really feel appreciated there. The ladies are always saying thank you and letting you know how much they appreciate all you do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally been there to help nurse a kitty back to health and see it get adopted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing different. I really can't see how they can improve things.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of OARS for 2 years now, every day is something new and wonderful. The group is positive and always looking to strive to be the best they can be. The animals in OARS care are treated with respect and kindness.
When OARS faces a new problem in the community, like there not being an end to kitten season this year, they don't just back down and feel defeated, they create a new program to help! OARS SNiP (spay/neuter program) is being launched to help end the feral over population problem in the Fox Cities.
I am proud to be a volunteer of OARS and just know we are changing lives, one at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally adopted 3 cats from OARS, as well as fostered many.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to work on funding to grow the organization and make it even greater.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

At the age of 52, I decided to become a cat person after being a dog person for many years. I adopted my first kitten from OARS in March of 2010. They told me that cats do better in pairs. They were right. I adopted my second kitten from OARS in June of 2010. They were so helpful and concerned about the animals they were caring for. You could tell the care they had for their animals came from the heart. They really wanted the person/animal match to be a good one. My dog and two cats have become best freinds. I am thinking about getting a third kitty. If I do, it will be from OARS. They do wonderful things everyday.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization does wonderful things for animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a kitten from OARS in July 2010. Not only were they very helpful and friendly through the entire process but they are also a wonderful resource past the adoption. They are always willing to offer advice and guidance on caring for you new addition. One of the most impressive things about this organization is the care and concern they have for the animals they work with. It is clear they are passionate about this cause. Each animal is important to them and they work hard to find suitable homes for them. They take the time to get to know these pets and understand the best enviornment for them. As a continued supporter, I am always happy to see the outreach that they do. They are involved in festivals and fundraisers, continually promoting what they do. As an animal rescue organization, they certainly get my gold star!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization helped me find the perfect kitten for my family. They provided guidance in making the transition easier for both her and for our already existing pets.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My only suggestions is to expand hours for people adopting from out of town.

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I've helped transport many dogs from overcrowded shelters to the safety of OARS. The volunteers I've had the privilege of working with are all energetic, positive, hard-working people dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned and abused animals. They have big dreams and I have no doubt they will see them realized.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life through great experiences and friendships.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand community outreach for kids. I believe if kids are taught at an early age to be kind to animals and be responsible for their care, it would help them in the future.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We adopted two sibling kittens last winter from OARS after a search of several local shelters and rescues. We were so impressed with their facility and their warmth and care of the animals that my husband (who initially resisted adding more fuzzy family members) told me to add a big donation to the adoption fee. Our kittens, now one-year-olds, had been found stray without their mama at a very young age, fostered in a home and hand fed. They are so cuddly and well-socialized and had had all the medical care they required. I follow OARS on Facebook due to my fond feelings for them and will eventually volunteer when more space opens in my life. I have referred several friends to them and will continue to do so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of our healthy happy cats and those of others they have helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their funding!

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1 person found this review helpful

I got my cat from OARS, & my boyfriend has now gotten 2 cats from them. We both love working with them because all the volunteers are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, & helpful. When 1 of our cats had a behavioral issue, we went back to OARS for advice & they were tremendously helpful & supportive. They gave us advice on how we should react & also recommended several different products to help in our situation...& completely resolved the issue. Needless to say, we have made several donations & will continue to donate to this wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

everyday life...we have 3 cats from OARS & also purchased a cat tree from them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not. They do a great job already.

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