Founder, Executive Director
On Sunday September 4, 2005 I found myself beginning a new life's mission as I left Michigan for New Orleans and I began to document much of the animal rescue efforts immediately following Hurricane Katrina. What I discovered? An entire world I had no idea existed and one most people never pay attention to: the world of animal rescue. I found people risking everything, sometimes their lives, to rescue these animals, other peoples pets. The results of this observation? My multi award-winning documentary AN AMERICAN OPERA The Greatest Pet Rescue
Jump forward 18 years and that initial journey set me on a path to discover/uncover the many ways humans and non-human animals interact. With the World Animal Awareness Society & WA2S Films Team, I scour the World for stories to film and present about this relationship. Culminating in a recent movie I made about the stray dog situation in the United States in the 21st centuary, A Stray Dog's RUFF LIFE. And more than 100,000,000 views of hundreds of videos posted to the digital realm and streamed over every conceivable service and device with a member base in the hundreds of thousands around the world. All you need to know about our base you can read from the comments on any video at the WA2S Films Official YouTube channel in dozens of languages from every possible ethno background. One person working with thousands of people over the course of a decade to help understand the world around us.
This is not an animal rights initiative, this is simply about human animal awareness. The WA2S is looking to understand what the sides are. The WA2S was created to be a free agent, looking for facts and stories about how humans interact with animals in contemporary society throughout the world. I am convinced I will be able to see our human evolutionary arc in real time along the way.
You can email Tom here: Tom McPhee
Tom's filmography on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm1140107/
See Tom's bio/cv on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tommcphee
Watch Tom's Talk at Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjuLB8fw-94
Tom is a Certified YouTube Partner managing the growing WA2S Channel