Wish Upon A Paw

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

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Location: 518 Cty High G Neenah WI 54956 USA

Mission: MISSION Inspire collaborative efforts to decrease the homeless pet population. We started with a wish. A wish for a better future for homeless animals – better than one being euthanized every 4 seconds in a shelter. Better than 45 kittens and 15 puppies born for every human birth. Better than thousands upon thousands of kittens being born outside to feral mothers, destined to fall victim to wild animals, vehicles or disease. Our wish is for a future where every homeless pet will be treated with respect, and be cared for, living in a safe environment. Because when kindness and respect guide our actions toward every other living being, the world is a better place for everyone. Guided by the model of Best Friends Animal Society, we’re working toward no more homeless pets – starting with Wisconsin. WISH was founded in May, 2011 by Emily Anderson and Natalie Nelson, both of whom have volunteered in animal welfare for many years. Emily volunteered extensively with local animal rescues, and went on to found two no-kill rescues in the Fox Valley area. Natalie has also volunteered with various animal welfare organizations and served as the Director of a local animal shelter and was also a founder of a no-kill animal rescue. Using their combined experience, they hope to reach out to animal welfare groups across the Midwest to help them strengthen their organizations, increase adoptions, garner volunteer and community support, and do their part to reduce the homeless pet overpopulation epidemic. Consulting services are offered at no charge. We will also be implementing Trap-Neuter-Release programs to help prevent unwanted babies from being born into a world where there are not enough homes for them. WISH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates as a 100% volunteer-run, no-kill, foster-home-based animal welfare organization that is based in the Fox Cities. We receive no federal or local funding; we rely completely on donations to fund our consulting efforts, trips to shelters and rescues, TNR program and care for the homeless kittens and special needs cats in our foster homes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This last December Natalie at WISH helped me with all my 200 questions relating to a stray(AKA Parker) that was found outside in the cold WI December(Friday night) weather. Parker was nothing but a lover boy to myself and two other people that actually found him and brought him to me. I was able to keep him comfy in the bathroom of a vacant apartment for a few days at least.(Perk of my job as a Property Manager). On Monday I took Parker in and Wish gave him the normal once over for FeLV/FIV,distemper booster and treatment for the not so pleasant worms. At first it was thought he had a foster home, but due to many contributing factors he did not. I was out of mind trying to find a foster home for him but that wasn't happening. I was not considering fostering him because, of my 14 year old 6.8lb Black cat(kid) who has medical issues and well she is all I know and I am all she knows. So really I did not want to do anything that would risk my baby physically but especially emotionally, and there for the reason for 200 question to WISH and Kitty's CVT Jennifer at Fox Valley Cat Clinic. But at the end of the week I picked Parker up and he is now in my home(apt) temporarily. Wish upon a paw is wonderful in every way,personally and professionally they ROCK! Oh, and their video's on youtube are certainly something to see and share as well. I certainly would recommend and advocate for Wish upon a Paw any time. Thank you Amee D

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

The only change would be BIGGER AND BETTER in order to reach more people.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

I heard of WISH from my Jennifer at Fox Valley Cat Clinic Menasha WI

Rating: 5 stars  

Wish Upon A Paw is doing such an amazing job with rescuing homeless kittens and finding loving, forever homes for them. I am constantly impressed by the love, compassion, and dedication that Emily and Natalie give to their foster kittens. As a volunteer with Wish, I have foster kittens with me 5 days a week at the veterinary practice where I work and we help socialize the kittens. Without fail, everyone is impressed with how sweet and friendly they all are. This is a result of great foster care, great medical attention and loving hearts.

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

Working for a veterinary practice, I have daily hands on socialization with foster kittens and their care. Our practice also provides veterinary services when needed. I also help with fund raisers...i.e. our Wish Giving Christmas Tree and collection of donations

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

build them a big new facility if I had the money to do it!

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

New friends, learning about outreach to community and other rescue organizations

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It makes me feel so happy when I see kittens get adopted and when I work with a shy kitten and watch them blossom into friendly, playful kittens when they get constant love and attention. I wish I could do more, and eventually, I will.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a veterinarian I work with many homeless pets. Often these forgotten animals are not only starved for attention but suffering from serious health problems. They face a long road to physical and emotional recovery. WISH has impressed me with their dedication to their charges. They go the extra 100 miles to meet every need of their small charges, and all on a shoe string budget. When adopted I know they are sending home well socialized kittens, who will bond with owners, enriching both lives. If you are looking to support an animal rescue, look no further. WISH is a dream come true for pets and people.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

The volunteers are extremely compassionate and caring and every homeless pet that enters their organization is treated with the highest-quality care and love. They truly are making a difference.

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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?

2011

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