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Review for Fellow Mortals, Inc., Lake Geneva, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We were fortunate enough to meet the staff at Fellow Mortals when we brought in an injured opossum we found in our yard. At that time we were welcomed by Karen, a most helpful young woman, who handled our frightened rescue with immediate concern and compassion. She was our first encounter with this wonderful organization, and when we read more about their operation and facility, started by Steven and Yvonne Blane, we decided to do what we could to help. I volunteered to sew cage pads for the animals, and my husband got involved in some carpentry and outdoor work projects around the place. We also participated in their annual fundraiser, an outstanding event. Our love of animals led us to support Fellow Mortals, because we saw their genuine dedication to helping injured, abandoned and frightened creatures. When you picture the hours and hours of all-day feeding schedules for baby birds and animals, you can only imagine the patience, love, and devotion this staff has for their “fellow mortals.” My husband felt fortunate to participate in squirrel releases and also some raptor releases, experiences that he said touch the heart deeply. We will continue to support this wonderful organization. They are committed to ongoing superior care, they give their time, (and yes, talents—Yvonne writes the most beautiful articles about the animals, as do many of her highly skilled staff,)keeping folks informed about the view of life from the animals’ world. What amazing and gracious people these are, helping those without a “voice.”

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the care given when we brought an injured animal, and their complete dedication to each animal's welfare.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the dedication and compassion displayed by the staff, and the feeling that through volunteering for this group, we were able to help, even in small ways, to make life better for the animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue on as professionally as before, but with the ability to hire even more staff, and help out even more needy wild creatures.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Carpentry, animal release, sewing, fundraising.