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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

21 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.

Rhonda Rogers R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The therapy bunny program is awesome. The residents of one of the nursing homes they visit really enjoy them. It is great to see the smiles that these bunnies bring.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

F5RS goes above and beyond on so many levels. Not only do they provide exceptional care to animals who truly need it, but they also work very hard to find them proper and safe forever homes. It's also very encouraging to see an organization take the time to educate individuals on their cause and teach them how to properly care for animals. Overall, there are only positive things to say about Sassy and her team!

divadonations

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!

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!!

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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!

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!

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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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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Hannah25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best rescue I know! I've known F5RS for many years through the rabbit welfare network and I just wish I were closer geographically so I could adopt from them myself. Truly wonderful people.

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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

Amazing organization. They go above and beyond ! They are the most caring group of people I have ever met. I am so very thankful for people like them.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing rescue group. They are very knowledgable and dedicated to the animals they deal with. You can tell they care about and love animals and I would definitely recommend them to any person in need of information or wish to adopt a small pet!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Lisa212

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I highly recommend F5RS for your pocket pet and parrot adoption needs. I've had the pleasure of working with Sassy (director), who is very knowledgeable of the animals she cares for and her heart for providing these animals with a responsible and loving home is apparent. Sassy goes beyone the call of duty in caring for her animals and is a wonderful advocate and educator for her rescue!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This lady is wonderful. Always willing to help out with all animals even those animals that were not her responsibility.
She gives great advise and knows her stuff when talking about rabbits. She helped me out with my sick rabbit, teeth trimming, questions and answers.
She is an EXPERT!!!! Thank you so much for caring for the best creatures and all you do!!! Elphaba Thropp

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

1 Stacy16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 bunnies from Craigslist. Sassy has been wonderful in answering questions that have come up. I wish I had known about this rescue before I got my buns. Kudos to Sassy for her willingness to take on such a wonderful endevour. The bunnies are lucky to have someone that cares so much.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

1 Wendy53

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great people who really care about the critters in their charge. They also do therapy (going to nursing homes etc) called Bunnies in baskets and are an asset to the community.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!