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

Mission: The moving image is arguably the rawest, most powerful educational tool we have to witness our behavioral patterns, attitudes and interactions and aid us in our continued growth... 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: the places where humans and animals interact filming important stories

Programs: 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

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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!!

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!

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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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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

4 Bill52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is William Bellottie, I am the Director of Operations for Detroit Bully Corps. We have had a great experience interacting with the World Animal Awareness Society. We have watched the census work in the city of Detroit & found it refreshing to have an objective look at the stray issue in the city. Detroit Bully Corps has worked with WA2S on a few projects & we also participated in the Town hall meeting hosted by WA2S. I find the work that WA2S does to be objective, distinct & refreshing. WA2S certainly has the endorsement of Detroit Bully Corps.

Sincere Regards,
William J. Bellotiie
Detroit Bully Corps- Director of Operations

4 Sifat S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World Animal Awareness Society is a best organization that is for the animals and with the animals day in and day out! Keep up the great and very impressive work! I love all their videos.being part of The World Animal Awareness Society as a volunteer gives me the feeling that I finally are taking some responsibilities for worlds weaker species.

17 Rahat- R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Let me share my mind, being part of The World Animal Awareness Society as a volunteer gives me the feeling that I finally are taking some responsibilities for worlds weaker species.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World Animal Awareness Society is working selflessly for the animals' welfare day in and day out! Their limitless effort and the educational as well as entertaining videos have been influencing the people to become more kind and careful to the animal society. I wish they will continue this in future.