WORLD ANIMAL AWARENESS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.84 stars   62 reviews

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
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28 people found this review helpful

Wonderful organization that is for the animals and with the animals day in and day out! Keep up the great and very impressive work!

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WA2S is the pillar of all animal information. I love all their videos and trust the infomation as true.

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I first met the founder, Tom McPhee, after he produced the award winning documentary "An American Opera" about household pets caught up in Hurricane Katrina, and have followed his work since. The World Animal Awareness Society is an amazing organization bringing to the public a vision of what happens at the intersection of humans and other living creatures, and helps raise the question of who we are as humans in relation to creatures that share the planet with us. Action must be preceded by knowledge and understanding. The WA2S brings that to us vividly and effectively.

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The World Animal Awareness Society is an incredible non-profit asset to our community and the animals. Their work is a well-needed shot in the arm to the general public. Any way can can assist them is assisting the animals!

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The most impressive activity of them is their visit to Japan to get a story about the left behind pets/animals in evacuation zone in Fukushima in May 2011 after that awful earthquake/tsunami on March 11 in that year. There was a first major demonstration in protest against Japanese government's policy to shut everybody out of those zone and doesn't allow anybody who want rescue those pets/animals. Tom and his colleagues walked with Japanese people together and shot all about it. It was the time most of foreign people were so afraid of radiation and didn't want to go to Japan. I was very touched that they actually went there, recorded what's happening and shared that with world. I strongly believe that the their role particularly in this Japan earthquake/tsunami thing has been so big.

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In 2010, We were looking for a unique way to fund raise and decided to approach World Animal Awareness Society to have Tom come to Nova Scotia to share with us his experiences during the animal response in the wake of hurricane Katrina in 2005. Tom brought his award winning documentary An America Opera, the Greatest Pet Rescue Ever here to a great crowd. His Q&A after the show was a hit as well. Any animal response or advocacy group would be well served to consider bringing Tom in for a showing. It was one of our most successful fundraisers thus far and we highly recommend to anyone! Marcel Marcotte for The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia

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I am an educator in the Pinckney Community Schools. My contact with Tom McPhee and the World Animal Awareness Society began several years ago. Before Mr. McPhee founded the WA2S he worked with my class on a documentary entitled "Homeless Pets: An Economic Epidemic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDD6AmpnXU). After he began WA2S he came to speak to another class regarding the oil spill in the Gulf. The WA2S takes animal/human interactions and shares them with the general public. I have learned about a variety of events and interactions in a objective format...I am able to share information with the children I teach. It is exactly what the title implies, "world animal awareness".

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Went into the zone after the great Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan with WA2S was a great experience for me. They're totally focused to the animals left behind and those people who tried to help them.

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I love this organization as it so eloquently chronicles the issues facing the world of animals today--not just domesticated dogs and cats, nor just strays and ferals, but information on ALL kinds of animals, and ALL types of issues. One of the best public awareness non-profits in the world today!

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Tom and his team support animal equality in the world. The education and compassion reported to the public truly makes us more aware of the issues all over the universe. Thank you Tom and team!

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