CHANGING LIVEs, one at a time

Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. is a no-kill, volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals, one
at a time. We provide compassion, love and the highest quality care for each animal, in a cage-free, homelike environment, until they find a forever home.

We are a network of foster homes and also have a small Adoption Center located at 810 S. Commercial St. in Neenah, Wisconsin. Stop by during our adoption hours, Wednesdays 5-7pm and Sundays 11-2pm. You can also meet our adoptable pets by appointment. Please note: adoptable dogs are generally not on-site during open hours; they are in private foster homes.

Since 2008, OARS has found forever homes for more than 2,300 animals!  *as of 1/2015

Purple Paw Parade

We are now accepting online registrations for the Purple Paw Parade! Be one of the first to register and receive a free t-shirt!

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How to Help

From volunteering at the Adoption Center to making crafts to asking for donations, here are easy ways to help us help homeless pets.

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We could not do the lifesaving work we do without the support of our community and veterinary partners

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Pet Resources

Information about litterbox issues, declawing, nutrition, behavior, FIV, feline leukemia, pet-friendly housing and more

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Wish List

A list of our most-needed pet supply items that we need on a regular basis to help the orphan animals in our care

Wish List