PAWS of Jackson Hole MissionPAWS of Jackson Hole’s mission is to foster and enrich relationships between people and companion animals to create a better, pet friendly community for all.
PAWS of Jackson Hole obtained its 501(c)(3) status in September of 1999. The mission when we started was to help our local animal shelter by providing funds to spay and neuter all the pets at the shelter. From there we grew to become a well rounded organization dedicated to solving all pet related issues facing our community.
Our biggest contribution to this community has been the funding we’ve provided to the Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter to make capital improvements to the facility. Since 2004, PAWS has donated more than $350,000 to the shelter to improve the living conditions for the animals and to make the shelter more appealing to visitors. Since these improvements have been made, we are seeing record high numbers of adoptions in our community.
In addition to this work, PAWS pioneered an ethic of responsible pet ownership in town and continues to be an educational resource for pet owners. As part of that effort, we developed a comprehensive mutt mitt (poop clean-up) program on all our local trails and pathways. Since we began that program we’ve provided more than 1 million free mutt mitts to our community.
Promoting responsible pet ownership requires a dedication to curbing the pet over-population crisis through strong Spay/Neuter initiatives. Through the Ira Peterson Fund we’ve spayed and neutered thousands of local pets in our community. Plus, through the Muffie Becks McDoc Fund we offer financial assistance to residents who are facing an unexpected or emergency vet bill.
For more information on these and all our other programs, just click the programs tab!
We are thrilled to have the support of our generous donors. None of these programs would be possible without our wonderful pet-loving community!