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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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)

Programs: Purchase vet services, pet food, and supplies to provide the highest quality of care for each animal

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Ashley N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Corey K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Beth R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar