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Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary (F5RS)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

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: Ohio

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

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Many years ago we adopted our darling Chestnut the rabbit from F5RS and he was a joy and delight. We are so grateful for the sanctuary for making him possible in our lives! The sanctuary staff were so helpful in every way, especially in setting up a meet and greet with our bachelorette Britannia to see if she and Chestnut were a good match. Thankfully they were and were a happy couple for many years.

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f5rescue We loved Chestnut and were so happy he got to fall in love with Britannia and be a part of such a loving home! I remember their meet & greet clearly and how happy we were to meet his future family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I answered a craigslist ad for a "bunny that bites" thinking she didn't have much of a chance. I brought her home and, yes she was aggressive. One of my Facebook friends told me to message Sassy at F5RS as she was accomplished with these rabbits. This dear lady spent many hours with me online teaching me how to modify the behaviors. Later I found out the bunny was blind. I decided to get her a mate to be her sight. Again Sassy spent hours with me helping me bond the two. Holly now has Koko and he is the best seeing eye bunny ever! Sassy never asked for a thing in return other than a happy ending. That is how these people are. They are totally committed to the animals and giving to the community. They help the elderly through therapy; they help disabled children through therapy and reading programs; and they collect items for the homeless. Though I have never actually met them (I would love to) I think they are among the most beautiful souls that I have ever had the privelage to call friends.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue with true animal lover giving her all to ensure they have a wonderful life

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue and was very helpful and knowledgeable. I had found a bunny thrown out on the stress in pouring down rain, took it home and this wonderful rescue took him in, got him neutered and will find the perfect home for him. I was very impressed when I brought him to the rescue and met with Sara, she was extremely knowledgeable about the animals she takes in. It is a great place

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even thought we ended up not adopting from this shelter they went above and beyond! We were trying to get a friend for our single bunny and took her to pick one out. She picked one out and we brought him home only to have trouble bonding them. They have a wonderful bunny bonding boot camp at the shelter and we took them back to try that. Unfortunately our girl bun does not get along with anyone! And at this time we couldn't have 2 single buns so we picked her back up after about 2 weeks of trying to bond her. I think we were all disappointed she didn't want to bond but that's her personality (at least I know it's not just me that can't bond her!)
This shelter is wonderful and so well organized! I love all of the other services they do, like the boot camp and therapy bunnies! Whenever the time comes for us to get another bun, we will definitely be going back!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing as it is nearly self sustaining. Not only is it an animal rescue but some of the animals are trained at the Rescue to be therapy pets. The founder of F5RS is an amazing person.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Recently I came upon the rescue, Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feather Friends Rescue and Sanctuary, due to one of my bunny friends sharing their link for their Hoppy Holiday's Shopping BUNanza. I found so many wonderful items for my bunny friends for Christmas, as well as myself. Everything was beautiful and very reasonably priced. The ornaments I ordered were so nice and even the stuffed animals were in pristine condition with tags still on them. When I requested an item that had already been sold, they contacted me and went out of their way to accommodate me. Very personable people and I plan on shopping there again soon. There's nothing better than buying gifts for friends, knowing you are helping animals at the same time. Kristen from CT.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I'm in North West England, Sara at F5RS has helped me with advice via social media regarding rabbit health and welfare which has meant my own bunny has a better life. I've tried to donate where I can to help with their never ending vet and feed bills.
I have also had messages of concern and support when my own health takes a dip.
Sara, you rock

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to F5RS looking for rabbit to adopt and bond with my rabbit who had lost his mate. I found that and so much more. They are great people and they do great work. I frequently drove an hour to go and volunteer with them. They work tirelessly to save animals and to promote proper care and knowledge of small animals. As a nonprofit rescue, they struggle with funding every single day, but they never hesitate to give back to the community. They volunteer, they visit, they donate and help spread awareness of other organizations that also serve the community. They are much more than a rescue saving animals, they are making an impact far beyond the animals they save.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Donor

Rating: 5

I don't live close enough but I do donate as I'm grateful they are there for the rabbits

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter has participated in their somebunny to read to program the past two years and they even brought the rabbits to our Girl Scout meeting to take about animal care. The ladies and rabbits are amazing!!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

F5RS staff are the most caring, loving, genuine, and knowledgable small group I've ever met!! They have helped me so much, have a wonderful online store which proceeds go 100% to their nonprofit needs like vet bills, and have offered endless assistance and information to me about my two fur children!!!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot even begin to say how great this non-profit is! They do such amazing work by touching the lives of all types of individuals from older adults to children with autism. The team is knowledgeable, professional and courteous. They have such a big heart to not only rescue rabbits and other animals in need but to also use those animals to help and heal others. If I could give them more then five stars I would because they are one organization that sure deserves the recognition! Cheers to you in helping to make the world a better place.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

F5RS is an amazing small animal rescue and sanctuary run by an amazing group of people. There is no better place to adopt your new small and furry or feathered family member from. They are very knowledgable and willing to share their knowledge to help adopters better care for their new pets. They also do a ton of community outreach and education projects. Just a great group!!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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1 Halley C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this rescue dearly. The owner of f5rs is the most caring woman in the world and would do anything for her bunnies.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Donor

Rating: 5

Volunteer staff fully committed to the well being of all the animals in their care. Truly exceptional efforts put forth.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These bunnies have it made! Everyone who works with this organization is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of the rescued animals. Every effort is taken to place adoptable animals in homes with responsible, loving caregivers, but before that happens this organization offers them attentive care well beyond what one might expect. I hadn't seen a therapy bunny program before they started theirs. It seems to be doing good things for people in the Youngstown area so kudos!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Genuinely care about the animals they work with and make the effort to place them in caring homes. The work they do with the therapy buns is amazing and makes a huge difference in a lot of people's lives. Can't say enough wonderful things about this organization.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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1 May H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are so giving of care and love to each fur baby or animal in their care. Every case is given time and attention, even last minute emergencies. They stopped and answer all my questions. They relieved my anxiety and very so calming and gentle with the bun.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted an adorable bunny from F5RS as a companion for my bunny. They made the process so easy and I knew every step of the way that they just wanted what was best for the animals. They took hours to do meet and greets until we found the perfect bunny. Not only that but now they tirelessly groom both bunnies (one has an extremely difficult coat). They are so dedicated. A truly amazing rescue!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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1 Lisa211

Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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