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

Rating: 4.98 stars   62 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:

Ohio

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  

Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue Sanctuary (F5RS) is a remarkable organization. They are dedicated to the rescue of rabbits and other small animals as well as the education of the public. Through their "Bunnies in Baskets" program, specially trained and certified therapy rabbits visit seniors in nursing homes, autistic children, and libraries where they host a "Read to a Bunny" program. No animal charity works harder to be financial independent then they do. Through the efforts of "Mama Bun", Sassy Pickard, F5RS runs an online store which features hand crafted jewelry and other items, attends craft shows and swap meets, all in a effort to fund the rescue. It is a pleasure to help a group that goes above and beyond to help themselves to help animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot say enough good things about F5RS. The amazing work they do with rescuing and rehoming small animals such as bunnies and guinea pigs is heroic. What makes them different from so many other rescues is they go out of their way to be self-sufficient. They run an on-line store, do flea marketing and craft shows to raise money to support their efforts. In addition, they do therapy work through their "Bunnies in Baskets" certified therapy buns. These specially trained rabbits visit nursing homes, adult workshops and autistic children. Sassy Pickard and her board members are tireless in their efforts. Please help them help others through this rescue and sanctuary.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known F5RS for over 3 years now. Sassy, the director, and her volunteers work tirelessly to provide the best in care for their rescues. Whether bird, bunny, degu or ferret, all animals are loved and cared for. Those who cannot be rehomed due to illness or behavior can live their lives in gentle sanctuary. F5 struggles to be self-supporting. They do not depend on donations to survive, but donations would certainly help make their efforts easier. I heartily recommend F5 RS to anyone looking for a pet or looking for a charity they can support without question.

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2014

 
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I am the Lead Educator for Colorado House Rabbit Society and I have seen this rescue step up many times and help the general public with information about rabbits. They know what they are doing and have a great reputation. Really great Rescue.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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