FRISKY FERRETS, FUZZIES, & FEATHERED FRIENDS RESCUE & SANCTUARY (F5RS)

Rating: 4.98 stars   40 reviews

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Location: 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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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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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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I have known Sassy, founder of F5RS, for a couple years. I have seen how Sassy interacts with and loves these unwanted and abused (at times severely abused) bunnies and parrots. She loves, helps and protects each animal. She makes sure each adoption is a good match for both animal and human so the animal can have their forever happy, loving home. There are very few rescues like F5RS in our area and F5RS could use the help so they can help more unwanted and abused bunnies and parrots.
I can't say enough praises for F5RS or Sassy.

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I would highly recommend Ffive Rescue. Every animal in Sassy's care is treated with love, respect and great care. I have seen Sassy in action and am in total awe of her, her knowledge and her interaction with each rescue.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have both volunteered and donated to this wonderful rescue. They are a small dedicated group of volunteers who take excellent care of the animals and educate the public on small animals and parrots. They engage in a wide variety of activities to help the animals, raise funds and provide education.

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When my husband and I were looking to adopt a rabbit, we looked far and wide. Though over an hour drive to F5RS, we decided to consider the rescue because we were impressed with the online posts highlighting rabbits currently available. Thorough and informative, the posts specified the rabbit's names, and they were not simply referred to by color or number.
Later, we were extremely impressed with the thoroughness of the adoption application, as it shows the care and concern the rescue has in finding responsible homes for their animals.
Because we had a rabbit in our home already, the director worked with us to find a companion of a good fit. The director's patience in rabbit introductions, answering general care questions and adapting to a schedule convenient for us, was more than we expected or could ask for.
The animals are very well cared for in this rescue. The facility is clean, the animals receive daily one-on-one attention and the volunteers are friendly and informative.
As a result, when it was time for our third rabbit, we went right back to F5RS.

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Through the power of social media, I discovered F5RS. I stopped by to drop off newspapers (always a need! No shiny ones, just newsprint, please!) and spent a lot of time with "Mama Bun" and learning about the animals they take in. My animal experience has been mostly with dogs and cats so bunnies were a new experience for me. The staff and volunteers truly understand and care for these creatures. I came away with so much more knowlege about bunnies and how they should be cared for. I can't wait for the next time I'm in town and can stop by and visit (and drop off more newspapers) again.

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