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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Arts & Culture, Film & Video

Mission: 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: produce stories and build educational outreach 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: We work around the world to help amplify the impact of stories about animal welfare

Programs: RUFF LIFE, A Stray Dogs Operation Houston - Stray Dog City Operation Punta Cana American Strays 2030 Project All Eyes On The Gulf Expedition Leaving Fukushima EZ The Skype Sessions - Crude Awakening Snapperfest

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112 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the Executive Director for Abandoned Animal Rescue in Magnolia, TX. We have worked with Tom McPhee for the past several months and the work he has done is amazing! I honestly was not sure at first that we had a story to tell, but he confirmed that is not the case! All of the filming he has done for our animals has been done at no charge to the rescue. This is huge for us as we are run solely by public donations so extra funding for filming is just not in the budget. Tom is usually out two times a week to film and is always professional, kind, respectful, and really a joy to have around. We look forward to continuing our work with WA2S Films!

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tommcphee WA2S Films and the World Animal Awareness Society couldn't be more excited to partner with Abandoned Animal Rescue on our newest series: The Abandoned Dog Rescue Show. AAR is heads above so many other NGO's in how the approach their business, a full service shelter run entirely by volunteers. Truly amazing to observe and present the stories from AAR. check out the most recent episode - #6 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPxBzzRYk8Q

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for about 3 years (2015-2018), this npo does solid work.
This is an example of a current project of theirs -

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The WA2S is creating an incredible amount of awareness about the stray dog issue in the United States.

1 nataliebailey

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know this society from Facebook, I am on the animal rescue pages and came across team WA2S of World Animal Awareness Society from there. I find them very knowledgeable, expert posts, which I share on my page and I know thst they are shared across Facebook. I would like to thank them for all their exceptional work and kindness

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with Deanna & Tom to help them build out their film-making capabilities. They keep growing their story-telling and science and innovation development by leaps - between the canine survey and viral videos series' they are true pioneers. I am really looking forward to helping them distribute the new documentary, RUFF LIFE - the truth about why millions of homeless dogs are killed in America every year. I am proud of what we are doing.

1 Field H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Worked with Tom. Super professional and the org is doing great work!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have really enjoyed watching your videos and seeing your heart that you have for the animals. Then getting to work with you was great. Tom is such a nice and talented professional! Thank you for all of your hard work and telling the stories of these shelters and animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am new to the volunteer role, so I do not have much hands on experience. Saying that, World Animal Awareness Society was the key to me to act and do something. Their informative videos detail the daily life of what is involved in animal rescue and shelter. Tom McPhee pours his heart in soul into showing the world the plight of our abandoned animal population. Please keep up the great work Tom! Paul Gourley

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Abandoned Animal Rescue for 10 years. The videos that Tom McPhee and WA2S produce of this facility show the day to day happenings at our rescue/shelter. I like that not only the dogs are viewed but also the volunteers who make this place run. I share these videos with my friends and family giving them a better idea of what is involved. Always looking for more volunteers, education to spay/neuter pets, the goodness that comes from adopting a rescued dog and WA2S videos are doing that.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tom’s compassion and love for animals is evident in the way he depicts his videos. His raw footage gives viewers a first hand experience of what happens behind the scenes at our shelter, Abandoned Animal Rescue. Truly inspiring to say the least. Kudos to you Tom for all that you do and all you have yet to explore. Yvonne

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization and it's leader, Tom McPhee, is absolutely amazing! They capture the epidemic of unwanted/ abandoned animals and the people who work tirelessly to rescue them. The stories capture the heart of what everyone involved in this field goes through, each day. His film style is unique and brings to light the GREAT, bad and sometimes ugly reality of a day in the life of these animals. Every video is inspiring and makes me want to help, want to give and want to protect the animals - through no fault of their own - are struggling every day to survive. I hope his spirit and devotion to bring awareness to this ongoing plight, changes the view in this world. Animals have hearts, they live and breath, hurt and love; watch his videos, be moved by the stories, and save two animals - the one you adopt and the one you make room for! LOVE WA2S!!!! Keep doing what you're doing - it is FANTASTIC!

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Their effort and purpose is great but the director, Tom, is unstable and a very nefarious and toxic person. A shame for such a good cause to be over shadowed by a terrible individual.

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tommcphee 07/13/2019

This reviewer, "Greg1982" has never volunteered with the World Animal Awareness Society. This is a fake account of a questionable animal welfare non profit we have under investigation for abusing animals. The WA2S has a very finite number of volunteers we have worked with since our inception in 2010. This person posing as a reviewer is not one of them. This is how bad organizations attempt to get revenge on the WA2S for bringing their questionable practices to light. The WA2S Films team has a lens focused on more than 6 organizations that we are documenting currently engaged in highly questionable and in some cases illegal activity. Take a look at all the reviews of legitimate organizations that identify themselves here and the free voluntary work the WA2S team does with them through partnerships. Lastly, we've sent this review and reviewer to be reviewed by GNP to be yanked for being bogus. We'll see.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A recent story published by WA2S, Starving Chained Dogs Living in Feces Rescued, reinforces its mission to not only share stories of human animal interaction, but to affect change. This story ran full circle starting with a family that watches our videos reaching out for help with a situation they knew needed attention - multiple dogs not being taken care of properly. WA2S went on location, analyzed the situation, reached out to local authorities, and spoke with the dogs' owners. The video was published with a call to action as the owner agreed to release the dogs to a rescue. With multiple organizations offering aid, the dogs were given the opportunity to be taken care of and prepped for adoption.

I am so proud that WA2S was able to build a bridge between all of these parties and affected change for the better of everyone involved! This is what it's all about!! Great work WA2S!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is with great pleasure and pride that I am affiliated with WA2S by being a board and film crew member. I have the opportunity to film and share stories of humans rescuing dogs, reuniting families and even showing the heartache and heartbreak and tragedy. Recently we were in Houston, where there is a massive stray dog problem. We were surveying and filming with rescues. Our departure was one day before Hurricane Harvey hit. Once home I could think of nothing other than getting back down to help our friends, which we were able to do. I have never felt so compelled to be somewhere, doing everything we could to help; to share information; to create awareness of the post-hurricane heroes. It was thanks to the bonds we have been blessed to build by doing our work. I look forward to our next follow up with our friends in Houston.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I'm a big believer in this type of work, but working with the World Animal Awareness Society was awful. These are some nasty people. If you're looking for the type of work that they're doing, please try another NPO.

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tommcphee 10/28/2018

As investigators of people and organizations that have an impact on animals, not everyone like what we do. This individual is not a fan of the WA2S because we discovered they were abusing and engaged in criminal activity against animals. It is no wonder they find us nasty. When it comes to taking down bad people and bad non profits that are not helping animals, the World Animal Awareness Society has no peer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WA2S is an awesome organization!! I have witnessed the impact their team has had on different cities, people, and animals all across the country. Their dedication to helping people shows in their videos! I love following their YouTube videos to see what they are up to next!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Killing pets for population control is socially unacceptable and morally reprehensible and the work that the World Animal Awareness Society does is pivotal to social change.
I've worked with them in Texas in multiple situations (as the Animal Services director in Austin and during Hurricane Harvey) and plan to keep working with them.
They are documenting and exposing what Is happening to pets. The good and the bad. Without their presence and ground breaking work the killing and abuse will continue. Pets aren't trash and the notion that cities and counties should round them up and dispose of them is barbaric. Organizations fundraising on the claim of saving pets and then selectively killing some of the pets should be illegal.
Humane communities create social capital that draws businesses and people to them.
Why stop professional and civic excellence at animal services? We want the best schools, parks, fire and police departments. Why not also strive for community based municipal -non-profit partnerships designed to prevent the killing, keep pets and people safe and celebrate the human-pet bond? Thanks to WAAS's bold, brave and cutting edge work the world is changing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Houstonian, I have seen the importance and impact World Animal Awareness Society has had on our extreme animal overpopulation problem. I was able to work closely with them post-Hurricane Harvey and was able to experience first hand their dedication to those without a voice.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The WA2S is an incredible organization! Having known Tom for over 40 years, I can attest to his commitment, compassion, passion, and integrity. He and his team have brought to light the plight of the voiceless and defenseless dogs around the world with his powerful and educational films/documentaries. Take notice humans, this is on all of us!
Keep up the important work Tom and and crew!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to travel with this organization on a couple of occasions and I have seen an immense level of dedication and passion poured into each mission they go on. I recommend supporting this nonprofit because they are willing to go into some of the worst areas in the country, simply to help save abandoned and innocent animals looking for loving homes. WA2S ALL THE WAY!!

1 Alicia M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They have spent a lot of time in Houston's 5th Ward with our group Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project . It has helped bring so much awareness to the animal overpopulation crisis here in Houston and that is what we need. It has been a pleasure to work with them and have them follow us to document the dogs we feed and rescue and to help us get an accurate number of just how many homeless animals there are here. Tom and Deanna thank you for your tireless efforts!

1 Nancy D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do dedicated, loving work to spread the word of desperate,homeless animals! ❤️

1 peopleforanimals

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful work. We have in housing society pair of dogs and then they had puppies. Somehow someone decided to get rid of them and they packed them (small puppies) and sent away in the village..
As we found in the middle of night we went to search for and Believe it or Not we found :)
Lords special mercy upon them and we are Happy living with them..

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World Animal Awareness Society is doing a tremendous job illustrating a chronic problem in the US and by doing so creating critical awareness! Thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our Non-profit Animal Rescue organization "Tescatame" recently held a MASH style spay-neuter clinic for 400 dogs and cats in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in partnership with Caribbean Spay Neuter and the team of Vet Drs., Techs and volunteers who travelled to the DR for this purpose, paying for their expenses and donating their hard work and expertise for the benefit of the animals in need.
WA2S sent their team to Punta Cana, they paid for all their expenses and accompanied us during the clinic, filming the different stages of it and interviewing the Vet Drs, Techs and Volunteers.
We at Rescatame Punta Cana (www.rescatame.org) are very happy about the videos filmed and produced by WA2S during our October 2016 Punta Cana spay-neuter clinic and feel that they are helping spread the word about our organization and the work we do to help the stray animals in Punta Cana.

2 jtgabler

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Noticed they posted some incorrect information with a video. Others commented for the same reason. They would only reply with answers like "No, we wouldn't put that". Even with copying and pasting from their own message they would admit to no wrong doing and just tried to belittle with snide comments in return. They shouldn't be telling a story if they don't want to use correct information. Zero integrity.

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tommcphee 11/15/2016

This is not a valid review. This review was placed here by supporters of the non profit, Michigan Anti Cruelty Society or MACS that did not like a video we posted showing the use of incinerators to get rid of un wanted dogs. MACS incinerates a great many dogs, and by the protests we filmed, nearly all the Pit Bulls that enter their 'shelter'. Our video coverage is of the protesters sharing their experiences. It can be found at the official WA2S Films YouTube Channel and is titled: "Man Brought Back to Life By Dogs Returns Favor Saving Pit Bulls From Horrific Incineration." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDp5YO3merY

2 Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very well documented on animal abuse and rescue I have been on several of the filming's nothing is scripted everything is really happening at the time of filming

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When Tom found out that we are planning to castrate male dogs with calcium chloride at a Spay/Neuter Clinic in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, he enthusiastically offered to come and spend the full 4 days of the clinic to record the issues the local rescue people are dealing with. He is sincerely interested in improving the way we all can assist controlling the stray dog population problem in the world, and he recognizes the possibility that the low -cost injectable castration with calcium chloride in alcohol can and will really make a difference. His crew is ready to record volunteer veterinarians, technicians, rescuers and caregivers at work; and not just the technical stuff; he is working towards a reporting that will show the world the need for this kind of work. We are looking forward to being of assistance to the great work Tom, his crew and his non-profit are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, was helpful in bringing the plight of the Detroit stay dogs to the attention of the public and officials in Detroit.

1 Barbara272

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's great to see people are out there, advocating and bringing awareness to the public about the homeless dog population in some of our major cities, as well as the neglect suffered by so many from their owners. Great job!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that Tom, Deanna and the rest of WA2S does is incredibly inspiring! I consider myself lucky to have had the chance to work with them on a few projects in the past. I can't recommend supporting WA2S enough in any way possible. They are making a difference every single day!

2 Lisa565

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although there are many charities aiding animals in need of rescue, WA2S goes beyond the animal. The video's are great educational aids, world wide. They demonstrate more than just getting stray from street to home. Their interactiveness with community and outreach is barr-none!! Education is key in any project, this group has a formulation that may end homelessness in companion pets, they are with following and contributing to!

Animal related Charity with community interaction and Accountability of projects, World Animal Awareness Society is always my recommendation when others ask who to donate to.

2 Shaun B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Their films make a difference, the music they use is incredible and the cause is very important.

2 Justin Z.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the director of the documentary SMART - Specialized Mobile Animal rescue Team. Tom was extraordinarily helpful with archival material and content for a particularly tricky section of the film. Through this partnership I was able to learn more about the World Animal Awareness Society as well. I can't thank Tom and his team enough for their work and help.

2 Haley12

Former staff

Rating: 5

World Animal Awareness Society takes a critical, first-step approach to tackling the stray dog epidemic in the United States through an often overlooked aspect of advocacy and education. Working closely with Tom and Deanna, their dedication to the cause is what really drives the organization. Their work is nothing short of exceptional and their commitment is truly inspirational.

4 Kim_203

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an Animal Rescuer and Advocate for the voiceless in Detroit, Michigan. I have had the pleasure of working with Tom and Deanna in the arena drawing attention to the plight of the neglected, abused, discarded, and those of us that love and fight for them. The role of WA2S is detrimental in today's world. Is it up to us, as humans, to draw attention, advocate and educate to end the pain and suffering to the creatures of this world. They balance out every aspect of these important issues in their array of documentaries and endeavors. I speak for many Animal Advocates when stating how grateful we are for the candid honesty, indepth perspective, and most of all compassion for telling the stories of the voiceless. Because they need to be heard, and there are far too few humans who speak for them.

4 Martha34

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond to help animals in need. I have seen them at work and they excel in helping where they are needed, never an obstacle in their path. I take pride in saying i know this organization.

4 Mark191

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tom's work is truly fantastic and inspirational. I am so amazed at the work he and his team put in to help homeless animals.

4 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

5 Joni10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The information, combined with live action , real time recover/rescue of dogs with this organization is bar none!
It would be nice to see more done by this group. They combine real life issues, including human interactive stories as well as the canine crisis in America like no other!
They're more than an asset to rescue, but rather an asset to Society! Really need more like them, or mor of them!
Best stuff out there!

4 Cynthia101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

3 arthuryoria

Client Served

Rating: 5

The WAAS is creating an incredible amount of awareness about the stray dog issue in the United States.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with the WAAS and it's a very creative and highly organized outfit. Tom is a compassionate and very effective leader.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World Animal Awareness Society does an amazing job at bringing to light things (such as the massive number of stray dogs in US Cities) that others may want to keep hidden. In addition, they use this information to help raise funds for other organizations that are working on fixing these plights.

3 Angela143

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am continually amazed at reach the World Animal Awareness Society has achieved. The work they have done in Houston to shine a spotlight on the ever increasing stray animal crisis we are facing has and continues to be invaluable!! Their efforts to capture our struggle as well as those facing similar issues across the country and around the world IS making a difference. Their stories are wonderful, important, beautifully filmed and told, and 100% real. We need more. I am proud to support WA2S!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tom and his crew of dedicated volunteers are phenomenal assets to the animal welfare community. Using state of the art equipment, they create a real time assessment of what is happening in animal. With intelligent, unbiased film making World Animal Awareness society sheds light on animal welfare issues that are happening in communties around North America. They not only cover the issues, they also strive to help these communities find solutions to these issues. Being a disaster responder I have to say, Tom and his volunteers are by far one of the best organizations I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

Tracie Dawson
Arthur, Ontario, Canada

2 Cathy100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The World Animal Awareness Society has helped Us in Houston so much. They have continued to help Us bring Awareness to Our dirty big secret, Our Stray Street Dogs. They have spent alot of time counting and documenting our street dogs so the city of Houston has an accurate number. We need more kind People in this World like Tom and Deanna

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization, was helpful in bringing the plight of the Detroit stay dogs to the attention of the public and officials in Detroit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5 Julie174

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I truly appreciate all the hard work that Tom and the WA2S team have put in over the last few years to help bring attention to the homeless animals of Detroit.

4 Kenneth11

Board Member

Rating: 4

I am increasingly impressed with the progress WA2S is making in developing its programs and, thereby, providing eyes for the world to see the plight of animals in today's world.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a genuine and pationate organization with clear goals and strong drive.
WA2S creates beautifly crafted visuals that document human interaction with and impact on the animal world. I am particularly proud of their American Strays Project - a noble cause, and an organized, science-based effort towards ending the neglect of our closest companions.

4 Justin32

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Julie171

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2 Cheryl90

Advisor

Rating: 5

Tom McPhee does a tremendous job with this organization. The dedication and passion his organization consistently exhibits is inspiring. It's a worthy cause that deserves all the support it can get.

3 kventuro

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seeing how hard this organization works to bring unbiased exposure to animal news is so refreshing. I know I can always depend on them for updates about animal well-being worldwide. I hope this wonderful organization receives the recognition it deserves!

3 Pieter C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World Animal Awareness Society is obviously a good cause that deserves to be admired for all it does. Disasters cause immense suffering for animals in need, my experience is that Tom McPhee connects with Skype to make sure he gets the right information to get the right help exactly where it is needed. The animals cannot say but I will do it for them. Tom, THANK YOU! Pieter

3 Marcos P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the great opportunity to meet Tom and his work with the World Animal Awareness Society, during Haiti´s catastrophe. Most of the time, the public get the information, regarding animal rescue operations, from animal welfare organizations involved on the field´s operations, sometimes organizations have political interest; and not always all of the information gets to the general public. I think that the Animal Awareness Society is fulfilling a critical niche by acting as a third party, broadcasting reliable information to animals’ lovers around the world.

Marcos Polanco

3 Karma-kismet

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3 Lisa253

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am happy and proud to be able to say I have known Tom for many years now. I have never seen more energy and passion from a person in all my life. I think it's very obvious this is the case with Tom and World Awareness Society in all that is done on a daily basis.

Such good stuff!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Bill Gabbard. I was FOH Director of Operations for 6 weeks at Hurricane Katrina, LSU Animal-Rescue Command Post.
I also founded the group: Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, which acted as the internationally-recognized, leading communication lifeline to the world during the immediate, post-disaster rescue-efforts, as well as the first, biggest, and longest running, ongoing support-effort on the island, providing support for the local-rescues.

I was introduced to Tom, (and how he rolls), when he called, stated that he wanted to come to Fukushima to get our story, ....and then within a matter of hours..he did-so!
In the world of organizing rescue help and support, someone who can document your situation or story, and then relay that message to the world,... is probably the single most important connection/friend you can make.

This is a man and an organization who get-in , and get the story, ...and then they get that story to the people who can act-on it, and actually make a vital difference. Conversely, if the story is fluid, or changes..they follow that too. They are literally the ESPN of the animal-world.

WA2S is simply all-business. They are not waiting until the story fits into "Anderson's" schedule. They are not sitting around until all the accommodations are in place and "Wolf's deli-tray" has arrived...like the mega-media outlets tend to do. Currently, there is nothing that even comes-close to what Tom and his team are doing at WA2S....nothing that is acting-on what's going on RIGHT NOW..in the animal-world.
This is not a news-outlet that will run the obligatory animal-story... if it will turn a profit.
They are an unbiased, non-profit organization that can bring the bright-spotlight to the real issues, which gets word-out, and the ball-rolling.... to affect a real change.

In closing, I was very impressed with Tom's vision, what WA2S is doing, and what they hope to do in the future.
I firmly believe that they will do what they say. :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3 Scott47

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

\The World Awareness Society is a remarkably fantastic organization. They joined with our non-profit in a time of need and volunteered help during one of our oil spill surveys and at a very crucial time. The professional connections which they helped us foster were invaluable in helping us with almost instant credibility with the major media corporations and other production companies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for listening and actually doing something to help get to the truth about what is happening not only here in the Gulf but also other ecologically troubled spots that need the sterilizing light of national attention. Thanks for helping us to continue the investigations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional filmmaker and videographer concerned with animals, I am thankful that World Animal Awareness Society exists to tell the important stories that are often times looked over and ignored by other media outlets. They play a critical role in raising our awareness of non-human animal issues that that affect our communities.