A critical component of the AAC mission and one of our goals is to provide education and awareness about the homeless pet population issue and and to offer solutions to address this problem.
We hope to help shatter the many negative stereotypes about abandoned animals, encourage and help people to choose to adopt instead of purchasing a pet, to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, and to encourage people to become involved with organizations that promote animal welfare. Together we believe we can put an end to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals, and we envision a future where there are no more homeless pets.
We are proud to partner with local organizations to create off- site adoption events which allow the animals, potential adopters, and staff to interact in a social environment while raising community awareness of homeless pets. Some of the notable events we have been part of are the Pearl Street Bagels Adoption Day, Pets Place Plus adoption events, the Snow King Winter Bazaar, Home 4 the Holidays, Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities, Jackson Hole Peoples Market, Subaru Share the Love and the 4th of July Parade.
Youth and School Groups
At the AAC, we offer innovative ways for children and young adults to become involved with animal welfare by working closely with local youth programs and giving them the chance to interact one-on- one with our animals. Teen Power, GAP Girls, C-V, Summit High School, Journey School and other mentor and scholastic programs are a few of the groups that visit the AAC frequently. The continued visits from schools and youth groups provide excellent opportunities to educate young adults about the importance of rescue, adoption and spay/neuter.
The AAC is also included in Teton County School District’s CREST program. CREST “…“Community + Recreation = Enrich Student’s Time” — the district says the program “offers children the unique opportunity to learn from dynamic professionals and local community partners and participate in project-based learning.” Thanks to TCSD, the AAC gets to teach the youth about animal rescue.
The Animal Adoption Center strongly believes that by teaching compassion and empathy for all living things that we can prevent the needless suffering and abuse of animals for generations to come. If you are a youth group leader and are interested in bringing your class to the AAC for a lesson in animal rescue and welfare please contact us. We also provide tours for those who are interested in learning more about the AAC and seeing what goes on behind-the-scenes! We invite you to stop in during business hours or to arrange a tour please contact us.
NEW LEASH ON LIFE
Saturday, July 10, 2021 Snake River Ranch | 4-8pm
Your participation and support helps us save the lives of homeless pets.
Thank you for fueling the Animal Adoption Center’s life-saving mission! This year there are both in-person and virtual ways for our animal enthusiast community to be involved through New Leash on Life. In order to help keep our community safe and healthy, we have significantly reduced in-person ticket numbers.
Our in-person event will be held at the Snake River Ranch from 4-8pm and will include a plated dinner, live music, cocktails, auctions, adoptable pets and more. Virtual guests are invited to participate in the silent & live auctions, grand raffle, and the incredible $25,000 Lulu’s Fund match.
All proceeds from this fun and inspiring event support the Animal Adoption Center’s rescue, adoption, education and spay/neuter programs which positively impact the lives of thousands of animals each year.
OLD BILL’S FUN RUN
Giving Period for Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 is August 1st – September 18th at 5pm.
First, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill donate $500,000 to the match. The Community Foundation then solicits additional matching contributions from donors called Co-Challengers. Co-Challengers donate at five levels: Diamond ($100,000), Platinum ($75,000), Gold ($50,000), Silver ($35,000) and Bronze ($25,000).
Next, qualified local nonprofit organizations raise money from donors. Gifts are made to the Community Foundation by a donor on behalf of a local charity or charities. Nonprofits can raise as much money as they wish, of which the Community Foundation matches the first $30,000. They still receive 100% of donor contributions in excess of $30,000, but that money is not matched.