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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

3 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.

Barb Ricker

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted again from F5RS this year! We welcomed our new guinea pig, Judy. She has been a fun and loving new family member. We are always supported with advice and any help we need. F5RS is our pet sitter when we are out of town and I never have to worry while we are gone. Our pets are so spoiled and probably become disappointed when we come home!

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f5rescue 08/02/2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer, board member and the treasurer but as of Jan 2015 I became an adopter from F5RS! I adopted two guinea pigs. I was a first time guinea pig momma but felt totally prepared. Sassy provided me with books and sources for other info to learn more about guinea pigs. I was able to help take care of them and handle them which helped me decide which two were the perfect ones for me! I was able to ask questions about what supplies I needed. The rescue has helped me with pet sitting when I'm gone and help with grooming needs. I have bought treats and toys for them from F5RS's own store. It has the been a very positive adopting experience and the pigs are very spoiled!

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

F5RS is an organization with a compassionate, knowledgable staff and volunteer base that truly cares about the work they do. Those involved have years of experience running an animal rescue and make it part of their lifestyle, not just a side project. The board and staff are continually educating themselves and improving their methods. The organization is also deeply committed to public outreach and civil service. I am proud to be involved with F5RS, and believe it is a valuable organization, worthy of support.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

1 Greg R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the board of F5RS in 2012. Since then, we have successfully recieved our 501(c)3 status, we are getting our rescue and sanctuary set up and are working on assorted shows and fundraisers for during the year. We have helped take care of the animals in our rescue when needed and I work on the rescue IT and website. I encourage everyone to donate or volunteer to this great organization.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!