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

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals, Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

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

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our national honor society went out to F5RS to volunteer, and we had a great time! The animals were so much fun to work with, and you can easily tell that the owner loves and cares for all of them as they wait for their forever homes. She had personal stories to share about each rabbit and bird, which helped us get to know them as we cleaned cages. We loved working here, and hope to come back in the future!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We boarded our bunnies at F5RS while on a week vacation. They went above and beyond taking care of them! Sassy even bonded our bunnies (which we all thought the female was unboandable from not getting along with other bunnies). We were amazed and so impressed they were bonded and even groomed before being picked up. Sassy goes above and beyond taking care of all the animals as well as doing the BIB program! Our son loves visiting the bunnies in the library and reading to them. I highly recommend F5RS.

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f5rescue 08/02/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is seriously one of the best I've ever encountered. As an animal lover, I've been in contact with many local rescues and shelters and F5RS are like family and have went above and beyond allcthw time every time, no matter WHAT. I am beyond thankful for them.

1 Stacy Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group was there for me when I needed a safe place for my girls. My one girl had health problems and she was with them when she crossed the bridge. My Lilly was with someone who loves her as much as me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization making such a huge contribution in the small animal rescue world in our area. They have gone above and beyond to make a difference with all the education programs and rescue programs. I have seen them work tirelessly to keep to the high standards that every rescue should adhere to. While caring for the smallest of innocent creatures that have been tossed aside by careless people. I have also seen the smiles that these therapy bunnies have brought from youngest to the oldest of hummanity. This rescue is all heart!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sassy and the crew work endlessly to care for, rehabilitate, and find GOOD homes for the animals. They even take time for educational visits to teach our kids about responsibility and owning a pet!!

1 Sam_47

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the reading program! A great way to get kids comfortable with reading out loud, plus the bunnies are adorable!! Thanks for everything you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very fun atmosphere. Bunnies are loved and well cared for. Other animals receive excellent care also.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great rescue! They do amazing work with their bunnies taking them into the community. They are a no kill shelter and they truly care about the animals.

1 Chloe S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is absolutely the best rescue I've ever had any experience with. They are loving, kind, and giving. Not only do they rescue animals, they educate the public, they have wonderful therapy rabbits, but they also sell many many wonderful and reasonably priced items! From toys to scentsy candles, they've got it all!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are absolutely amazing! They care so much about their rescues and volunteers: way more than any other rescue I've ever seen! I love them and their organization. I always look forward to my volunteer days with them and their buns!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Lucy20

Donor

Rating: 5

This is by far the best small animal rescue in the area. Many animals have been rescued, rehabilitated and some have become therapy bunnies used in multiple programs. These programs, such as bunnies in baskets, visits nursing homes, hospitals and other places that being love and joy to many people. Read to a bunny is also a great program that visits multiple libraries each month so that Children are encouraged to read a book to the bunnies. A

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Essentially one of the best rescues for bunnies and birds.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Patricia152

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

Thank you very much for your review!

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

Thank you very much for your review and kind words!

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Simon3

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!