World Animal Awareness Society

Rating: 4.87 stars   76 reviews

Address:

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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818-561-5109
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We had the pleasure of working with Tom, Deanna and their crew.
Each and every one involved are wonderful, compassionate, and are truly dedicated to the plight of animals!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Brilliant documentation of animal related issues, unbiased, yet creatively told, through the lens of a camera. The cameraman, Tom McPhee, has an eye for the art of pictorial storytelling. His favorite sidekick, Deanna Vollano, keeps the organization running smoothly, as she coordinates the organizations activities and volunteers. Their mission, unbiased reporting of animal related issues, has an underlying goal to bring humans together, and inspire an opportunity for solutions. The World Animal Awareness Society gives hope to those that have no voice, and a possibility to save the dwindling habitats and animal populations around the world.
It was a great honor and privilege to volunteer for WA2S, to contribute and to be part of the team. It was my good fortune, as Volunteer Coordinator, to have a varied task list, returned with lavish appreciation and praise upon its completion. Deanna and Tom are tremendous, kind, flexible, patient creative, inspirational and humble human beings, who have created an organization that just might be able to open the eyes of this world’s inhabitants and preserve the beauty and life of this planet for future generations to come. It is my hope to continue to work with them in the near future.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I work with a group called Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward in Houston, TX. We help the abandoned and stray dogs of the Fifth Ward, and help educate the residents of the area. We were fortunate to be able to work with World Animal Awareness Society as they filmed us out in the field. Their work is so important in order to educate the general public about the horrendous stray animal problem we have both here in Houston and in the US. I am so thankful that this group of dedicated people are as committed as we are to raising awareness and working to end the needless suffering of animals. Working with them was an absolute pleasure and I look forward to doing it again in the future.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been working with Hope Clinic for over 7 years. There are a number of different programs available to people and the staff relates well to each one of them. There is a lot done to help meet the needs of emergencies as well.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I've known Tom McPhee since An American Opera was in it's infancy stage. What a wonderful experience it has been to watch the metamorphosis from 'Opera' to the Haiti Project, and the creation of WA2S.
The people behind the scenes of WA2S are passionate souls that live and breath this organization to get THE WORD AND TRUTH out about what is happening in the animal/human intersection.
I cannot say enough about the necessity of WA2S to continue with their mission and message to the world!
From a basement video reel and soundboard to an international sensation, Tom McPhee, the creator of the World Animal Awareness Society is one of the most beneficial Non for profits I have had the honor and gift of being a part of - with pride....It's been like a Chrysalis watching it grow and develop it's wings and now flying high, their important, imperative work is never done.
May WA2S continue to be a conduit to the masses!

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

Donate more money for the every day operations and upcoming projects so they may continue with there very important messages.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

A wonderful organization. very organized and very effective. tom moves mountains for this great cause.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My name is William Bellottie, I am the Director of Operations for Detroit Bully Corps. We have had a great experience interacting with the World Animal Awareness Society. We have watched the census work in the city of Detroit & found it refreshing to have an objective look at the stray issue in the city. Detroit Bully Corps has worked with WA2S on a few projects & we also participated in the Town hall meeting hosted by WA2S. I find the work that WA2S does to be objective, distinct & refreshing. WA2S certainly has the endorsement of Detroit Bully Corps.

Sincere Regards,
William J. Bellotiie
Detroit Bully Corps- Director of Operations

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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