WORLD ANIMAL AWARENESS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.84 stars   62 reviews 2,435

Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture

Location: 2531 Jackson Ave. # 246 Ann Arbor MI 48103 USA

Mission: The moving image is arguably the rawest, most powerful educational tool we have to witness our behavioral patterns, attitudes and interactions and aid us in our continued growth... The VISION of the World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S.org) is to focus a lens on a wide spectrum of interactions at the human-animal intersection and curate a detailed filmed archive of behaviors in expectation of observing human evolution.
Results: All programs are tracking: More here: http://www.WA2S.org
Target demographics: build humane programs around the world
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 100 animal focused non profits / charities with communication support for critical programs
Geographic areas served: the realm of animals and people
Programs: American Strays Project All Eyes On The Gulf Expedition Leaving Fukushima EZ The Skype Sessions - Crude Awakening Snapperfest
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 27-1918794
818-561-5109
http://www.WA2S.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I truly appreciate all the hard work that Tom and the WA2S team have put in over the last few years to help bring attention to the homeless animals of Detroit.

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

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I am increasingly impressed with the progress WA2S is making in developing its programs and, thereby, providing eyes for the world to see the plight of animals in today's world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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This is a genuine and pationate organization with clear goals and strong drive.
WA2S creates beautifly crafted visuals that document human interaction with and impact on the animal world. I am particularly proud of their American Strays Project - a noble cause, and an organized, science-based effort towards ending the neglect of our closest companions.

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Definitely

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A lot

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2014

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Tom reached out to me after I won a video PSA contest on wildlife safety and awareness. He commissioned me to produce several videos and creative projects. He was very kind and clearly very passionate about his work. I'm glad I was able to be a part of such an amazing organization. I will never forget my time with the World Animal Awareness Society.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I met Tom and learned about his group - the World Animal Awareness Society - during a screening of one of his documentaries. After watching The American Opera: The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever! I knew I had to meet him and learn more about his work. His passion to objectively share with others the plight of animals and their problematic relationships with humans inspired me to help his organization. I volunteered on his most recent project called American Strays.The goal was to go to different quadrants in Detroit and count stray dogs. This information was tabulated by Statisticians at the University of Michigan and shared with policy makers to allow everyone to better understand this problem and create solutions that make sense. WAAS is a non-profit that I am proud to support.
Julie Walker
Dearborn, MI

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Definitely

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

Some

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Tom McPhee does a tremendous job with this organization. The dedication and passion his organization consistently exhibits is inspiring. It's a worthy cause that deserves all the support it can get.

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Definitely

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A lot

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Definitely

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Working side by side with Tom every day I have first hand knowledge of his talent, extreme passion, drive and dedication. WA2S is a game changer due to its UNIQUE ability, through the lens, to bring awareness to so many significant issues concerning animals around the world. It is an honor and privilege to work with such an innovative organization that is so highly motivated and unwavering in their mission.

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

Ask others to volunteer. The more qualified volunteers, the more work that can be accomplished.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

Seeing how hard this organization works to bring unbiased exposure to animal news is so refreshing. I know I can always depend on them for updates about animal well-being worldwide. I hope this wonderful organization receives the recognition it deserves!

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Life-changing

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2014

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World Animal Awareness Society is obviously a good cause that deserves to be admired for all it does. Disasters cause immense suffering for animals in need, my experience is that Tom McPhee connects with Skype to make sure he gets the right information to get the right help exactly where it is needed. The animals cannot say but I will do it for them. Tom, THANK YOU! Pieter

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

ask them to keep on doing what they are doing forever and ever more.

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Life-changing

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2013

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I had the great opportunity to meet Tom and his work with the World Animal Awareness Society, during Haiti´s catastrophe. Most of the time, the public get the information, regarding animal rescue operations, from animal welfare organizations involved on the field´s operations, sometimes organizations have political interest; and not always all of the information gets to the general public. I think that the Animal Awareness Society is fulfilling a critical niche by acting as a third party, broadcasting reliable information to animals’ lovers around the world.

Marcos Polanco

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

Tom, I think it will help a lot if people get to know more about the animal welfare issue in the caribbean and south- central america.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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