Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary (F5RS)

Rating: 4.98 stars   50 reviews

Address:

11836 South Ave Box #19 North Lima OH 44452 USA

Mission:

F5RS (Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary) is dedicated to the practice and promotion of the idea that life is guaranteed to all healthy, sick, injured, or behaviorally unsound animals where medical and/or behavioral intervention can provide quality of life. At our facility, each animal receives individual consideration, regardless of health, age, prior abuse or trauma, or feral status. We provide care and treatment for all animals as needed, including veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, exercise, clicker training, and socialization with people and other animals.

Results:

We have been able to find forever loving homes for many small mammals & rabbits and have been able to maintain and start new educational programs. We have also been able to exand our Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) program to be able to visit more people and start our SomeBunny to Read To children's reading program.

Target demographics:

the educate on house rabbits and the care and health of small animals & parrots, and our therapy rabbits help the elderly in nursing homes, adult disabled, & children with autism.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Park Vista nursing home, Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Chapter, Beyond Expectations Speech Center, Fairhaven workshops, Gateways to Better Living

Geographic areas served:

The Mahoning Valley area

Programs:

Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) SomeBunny to Read To program Flat Jefe Adventures Be Bold for Bunnies Book Educational Hands-On Visits You and Your Bun Pet Classes Bunny Care Pet Classes Bunny Care the Sequel Pet Classes Grooming and Message for the Healthy Bun Pet Classes Bad Bunny? Pet Classes Bunny Athletes Pet Classes Parrot Nutrition and How to Provide it Pet Classes Clicker Training for Parrots Pet Classes Parrots of the Jungle Birthday Parties Bunnies are Best Birthday Parties Birds and Buns Combo Program Birthday Parties

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330-881-6543
http://f5rs.petfinder.com

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Reviews for Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary (F5RS)

Rating: 5 stars  

I went to F5RS looking for rabbit to adopt and bond with my rabbit who had lost his mate. I found that and so much more. They are great people and they do great work. I frequently drove an hour to go and volunteer with them. They work tirelessly to save animals and to promote proper care and knowledge of small animals. As a nonprofit rescue, they struggle with funding every single day, but they never hesitate to give back to the community. They volunteer, they visit, they donate and help spread awareness of other organizations that also serve the community. They are much more than a rescue saving animals, they are making an impact far beyond the animals they save.

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

More funds and greater fundraising so they could get a better physical space.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

F5RS staff are the most caring, loving, genuine, and knowledgable small group I've ever met!! They have helped me so much, have a wonderful online store which proceeds go 100% to their nonprofit needs like vet bills, and have offered endless assistance and information to me about my two fur children!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot even begin to say how great this non-profit is! They do such amazing work by touching the lives of all types of individuals from older adults to children with autism. The team is knowledgeable, professional and courteous. They have such a big heart to not only rescue rabbits and other animals in need but to also use those animals to help and heal others. If I could give them more then five stars I would because they are one organization that sure deserves the recognition! Cheers to you in helping to make the world a better place.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

F5RS is an amazing small animal rescue and sanctuary run by an amazing group of people. There is no better place to adopt your new small and furry or feathered family member from. They are very knowledgable and willing to share their knowledge to help adopters better care for their new pets. They also do a ton of community outreach and education projects. Just a great group!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer, board member and the treasurer but as of Jan 2015 I became an adopter from F5RS! I adopted two guinea pigs. I was a first time guinea pig momma but felt totally prepared. Sassy provided me with books and sources for other info to learn more about guinea pigs. I was able to help take care of them and handle them which helped me decide which two were the perfect ones for me! I was able to ask questions about what supplies I needed. The rescue has helped me with pet sitting when I'm gone and help with grooming needs. I have bought treats and toys for them from F5RS's own store. It has the been a very positive adopting experience and the pigs are very spoiled!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I'm proud to be able to say I'm a friend, volunteer and board member of F5RS. Daily, I see the wonderful work this rescue does for rabbits, birds, and small animals. Some of these creatures are unadoptable but will safely and happily live out their life in the sanctuary. Animals are spayed or neutered, trained and socialized before being adopted out which makes them a wonderful pet for a pre-approved family to take home. F5RS is active in the community including visits using their therapy bunny teams, providing various classes, education at different venues, fundraising and selling items through craft shows, flea markets, their online stores and their newly opened store in the rescue. F5RS has been able to help out in many emergency situations such as hording cases, helping families in crisis and taking in special needs animals other rescues could not provide for. F5RS has recently become a 501(c)3 and is always looking for volunteers, monetary donations, donations of supplies (including NEWSPAPERS) and donations of items that can be resold to raise money for the rescue.

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?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted an adorable bunny from F5RS as a companion for my bunny. They made the process so easy and I knew every step of the way that they just wanted what was best for the animals. They took hours to do meet and greets until we found the perfect bunny. Not only that but now they tirelessly groom both bunnies (one has an extremely difficult coat). They are so dedicated. A truly amazing rescue!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Very helpful an knowledgable. More than willing to answer Any questions I have. Animals are well taken care of and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Wonderful job!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to F5RS several years ago at a business expo. It was the first time I had heard of certified therapy rabbits! Since I own a therapy practice with a variety of therapies, I asked them if they would like to join us for an upcoming family event. They did and have been volunteering their time and expertise on numerous other occasions--our annual Halloween party, story times, and our summer reading program, Some Bunny To Read To. The volunteers know and care so much about their animals, and the kids just love interacting with the bunnies!
Andrea Moore
Owner, Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy

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

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

These people are utterly devoted to the well being of the animals in their care, and yours. The most knowledgeable I have come across in behavior, training, grooming, diet, bonding etc. And their homemade treat products are awesome too! I don't think you will find people that devote more time to the cause then they do! Sassy is the best!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The name of this site says it all.... Great Nonprofit. The director and volunteers do everything they possibly can for the animals they take in. The crew goes above and beyond what others do. I’ve adopted two bunnies from them and have directed friends to F5RS as well. All of my communication with this rescue has been pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend others to look into this group for their adoption needs. Truly a valuable resource to all animal welfare. Keep up the great work and thanks for your commitment…

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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