Even though we don’t have a facility in Star Valley we offer many of our pet services here. We have relationships with all the local veterinarians and we are pleased to continue to offer these programs to all Star Valley residents.
Our Work In Star Valley
Education and Outreach
Trail ambassadors and outreach events promote good dogs and healthy communities.
PAWS knows that good dogs on shared trails and pathways create kind and considerate community interactions. This is why PAWS runs comprehensive education and outreach programming designed to foster good dogs, great owners, and healthy communal spaces. Each year, we have a team of trained Trail Ambassadors out on trails rewarding good behavior and spreading the “PAWS-itivity.” We even work with our local, friendly poop-fairies to be sure people are scooping with a smile! Want to join our volunteer Trail Ambassador team? Just click on the Volunteer button.
You can also look for our promotional videos . These fun, informative pieces remind everyone to be courteous and responsible when out with their pets.
Plus, we are thrilled to be partnering with elementary schools in Star Valley, WY and Teton Valley, ID on a humane education program which teaches kids about caring for pets.
Muffie Becks MedFund
Financial assistance for unexpected veterinary bills.
Whether a pet has an unfortunate accident or a sudden illness, this can sometimes mean financial hardship for local families. Our goal with this program is to reduce suffering and ensure that all local pets have access to veterinary care. This program is essential in keeping pets and their people together and in keeping our local shelter populations under control.
Local resident Hank Becks founded the Muffie Becks MedFund (named for his late wife) to help local families and their pets. The MedFund helps pay vet bills for stray pets and provides funding for individuals who are unable to pay their vet bills in Jackson, WY, Star Valley, WY and Teton Valley, ID.
Residents of our three local communities can apply here for MedFund and can use the program one time.
Spay & Neuter
Free or low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for local pets.
Spaying and neutering our pets is the single most important thing we can do to reduce the pet over-population crisis in the US. This is a financial assistance program which provides free or low cost vouchers to residents of Teton County, WY, Teton County, ID and Star Valley, WY. Just fill out the application and a PAWS representative will call you to discuss voucher options.
Please be sure to check in with your local veterinarian before using a voucher. Thanks to this program our local shelter populations are lower than they have ever been!
Within our three communities, Star Valley, Jackson, and Teton Valley, thousands of feral and stray cats roam freely and breed rapidly. Communicable diseases run rampant through these communities as they are easily transmitted through bites and breeding. These cats suffer due to disease, the elements, predation, and lack of food.
If you have feral or stray cats on your property, apply for our TNR program. Once we have your permission, the PAWS Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) team will set humane traps on your property. Traps are set at night and checked in the morning. The captured cats are transferred to a local vet to be assessed and spayed/neutered. After recovery cats are returned to their property. This program is free and we simply ask property owners to provide adequate shelter, food, and water for the cats.