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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 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.

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

A lot

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Very Well

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2012

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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

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2013

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2 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.

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Life-changing

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2014

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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!

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

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Life-changing

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2013

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2 people found this review helpful

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

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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

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2013

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4 people found this review helpful

The World Animal Awareness Society is a best organization that is for the animals and with the animals day in and day out! Keep up the great and very impressive work! I love all their videos.being part of The World Animal Awareness Society as a volunteer gives me the feeling that I finally are taking some responsibilities for worlds weaker species.

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2012

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17 people found this review helpful

Let me share my mind, being part of The World Animal Awareness Society as a volunteer gives me the feeling that I finally are taking some responsibilities for worlds weaker species.

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Likely

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2012

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21 people found this review helpful

The World Animal Awareness Society is working selflessly for the animals' welfare day in and day out! Their limitless effort and the educational as well as entertaining videos have been influencing the people to become more kind and careful to the animal society. I wish they will continue this in future.

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Life-changing

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2012

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27 people found this review helpful

I have a love for animals because they are faithful pals who make us laugh, keep us company and love us no matter what. The World Animal Awareness Society is a great organization that is working for the human animal awareness. Their work is very challenging and difficult, yet with a powerful impact. I saw their videos, all were excellent, educational and heart touching. Carry on with the good work. Nazma

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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