Suns Out, Tongues Out ~ Summer Happenings!
We are finally feeling like summer has arrived and that we have hopefully seen the last of the snow. Visitors from around the world have been stepping foot in the Animal Adoption Center (AAC) and families are in the market to adopt! We are so grateful to be apart of such an amazing community and we would love to take a minute to catch everyone up with what is happening this summer at the AAC. Not only do we have a lot of events for you to join us at but we have plenty of cats and dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages that are eager to find their forever homes. We are sure that we can find a great fit for you or your family! Check out our available animals here.
Our summer events start off next week where we will be one of the featured nonprofits at the Slow Food People’s Market, a family friendly farmers market every Wednesday, 4-7PM, from May 29th – September 18th at the base of Snow King. Join us on July 19th from 4-7PM at Phil Baux Park to meet some adoptable dogs and learn about our programs. Shop for local vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, milk, bread, eggs, and a great selection of prepared food for dinner and dessert. Plus live music and drinks!
The following week we will be joining the Summer Concert Series to Save the Block on June 26th at. Bank of Jackson Hole presents the Summer Concert Series to Save The Block. Save The Block has partnered with Orijin, Melvin Brewing, and Jackson Hole Still Works for free drinks with great live music! Stop by the green space between Persephone and Healthy Being Juicery to learn more about the campaign to Save The Block’s historic character. Come support Cafe Genevieve, Persephone Bakery, and Healthy Being Juicery & Cafe and featured nonprofits including us! Biking and walking is encouraged along with bringing your lawn chair or blanket.
The weekend of June 28th and 29th the Animal Adoption Center’s Spay/Neuter Wyoming team will be traveling to the Wind River Indian Reservation for the second spay/neuter clinic of the year. Over the course of this two day clinic, a team of 4 vets, 7 vet techs and multiple volunteers will spay/neuter approximately 200 animals of registered tribal members. We will be accepting food (human and animal) donations at the Animal Adoption Center until June 27th to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Over the past 10 years, AAC’s Spay/Neuter Wyoming program has facilitated the spays or neuters of over 12,000 animals and these mobile spay/neuter clinics are one of our main ways we can do this!
Leading up to our annual fundraiser, New Leash On Life, we will be selling raffle tickets for our Grand Raffle. The winner gets to choose between three different trips. Pack your binoculars for Africa, bikini for Mexico or wine glass for Napa! Help the Animal Adoption Center save the lives of homeless by entering to win one of these amazing vacations! Purchase your tickets online, in person or call 307-739-1881. 1 ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100. Drawing held at the New Leash on Life on July 13, 2019. Need not be present to win.
Moving into July is our annual fundraiser, New Leash On Life, on July 13th at Snake River Ranch from 4-8pm. Please join us in celebration of the Animal Adoption Center’s 15th Anniversary. Enjoy an evening with live music, dinner, cocktails, auctions, yard games, adoptable furry friends and more! All proceeds from this fun and inspiring event support the AAC’s life-saving rescue, adoption, education and spay/neuter programs which positively impact the lives of thousands of animals each year. Buy tickets before they sell out here.
Diehl Gallery presents Donald Martiny’s second solo exhibition, Praxis & Poesis, and they have generously chosen the Animal Adoption Center for the exhibit to benefit. Join Diehl Gallery at the Artist Reception on July 18th from 5-8pm at 155 West Broadway. The exhibit will be open to visitors from July 18th-August 7th.
We are excited to announce our partnership with Dog Is My Copilot (DIMC) on August 14th. DIMC saves thousands of shelter animals by transporting them to organizations where they will be adopted. They will be flying animals Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Phoenix to Driggs, Idaho to join the Animal Adoption Center’s adoption program. Keep your eyes peeled for new dogs and fill out a foster application if you are interested in helping out!
Each summer we have a handful of youth interns that joins us on their summer break to learn all about animal welfare and the rescue world. Their end project is to put on their own Lemonade stand. All profits will go directly to the Animal Adoption Center. Stay tuned for the date in August!
Old Bills Fun Run is the last hoorah of summer! 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. The Animal Adoption Center is one of the many qualifying nonprofit organizations that participate in Old Bills each year. 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.
We are elated to be spending the summer celebrating our 15th Anniversary with YOU! If none of these events work with your schedule you are more than welcome to stop by during operating hours, Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm and Friday from 11-3pm. We also have our dog-walking, foster and volunteer program and we always welcome the helping hand!