front of centerOrphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.

OARS Adoption Center
810 S. Commercial St.
Neenah, WI 54956

Directions: see below

Phone: 920-558-4430

Please note: we cannot accept pets from the public at this time unless they were adopted from OARS and need to be returned. We are unable to return phone calls regarding surrendering pets.

Adoption hours:

Wednesdays 5-7 PM
Sundays 11 AM-2 PM
& by appointment

(Adoptions only – no pet drop-offs accepted at this location)

Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is volunteer-driven and 100% donation-supported, and we do not have the volunteer or monetary resources to accept pets from the public at this time, unless they were adopted from OARS and need to be returned. We are currently a network of private foster homes and a small Adoption Center in Neenah, Wisconsin.

The pets we help primarily come from other local rescue groups and humane organizations when they need help or are over capacity. We always have a waiting list of pets in need. To help us help more pets, please visit our How to Help page.

Directions to the Adoption Center:


Take Hwy 41 to the Winneconne (Hwy 114) exit in Neenah. Turn east on Winneconne (toward downtown Neenah) and follow about 1.5 miles to the intersection of Commercial St. (there is a Walgreens on the corner). Turn right (south) onto Commercial St. and follow about 1/2 mile. The Adoption Center is on your left-hand side at 810 S. Commercial St., across from Our Savior’s Church. It is a small brick house.

Board of Directors:

Volunteer Coordinator:

Animal Welfare Officer

Lead Adoption Counselors:

For general adoption questions contact

Retention Counselors:

We are unable to accept pets from the public, unless they were adopted from OARS and need to be returned. Please check the listing of Wisconsin shelters and rescues on to find an organization that may be able to help you.

Thank you for your interest in helping homeless pets!

Together, we can make a difference, one pet and one person at a time!