Old Bill’s Fun Run helping shelter animals find loving homes
We are so excited that the Old Bill’s Fun Run Giving season is upon us! For over 25 years, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has leveraged local philanthropy to make nonprofits more effective and our community stronger.
We’re grateful to be part of this incredible event. Each year, funds raised through Old Bill’s touch the lives of everyone including pets in Teton County! You can become a donor through Old Bill’s Fun Run and support Dog Is My CoPilot to help us fly pets in overcrowded shelters to adoption centers that help each pet find a safe and loving home.
By donating through Old Bill’s Fun Run during the giving season, the impact of each donor’s gift is boosted through the additional funding provided by Co-Challengers in the form of matching gifts. Will you join us with a gift today and help us leverage the full match?
We believe that collaboration with individual animal shelters and adoption organizations, which manage the placement of animals in their local communities, is key to saving more lives!
Right here in Teton County, we are so grateful for our strong partnerships with the Animal Adoption Center, Paws of Jackson Hole and Aska’s Animals. Over the last several years, The Animal Adoption Center has been partnering with Dog Is My CoPilot to help make a meaningful impact for animals in desperate situations. Hundreds of our passengers have found homes right here in Teton County and we are excited to show you the impact that our supporters have made for these animals!
Meet Foxtrot and her puppies (Bravo, Delta, Lima, Tango, and Zulu). Foxtrot’s story began in Texas where she ended up in an overcrowded shelter and very pregnant. The original plan was for her to go to Aska’s Animals where she would be fostered and have her puppies. But mindflight Foxtrot had other plans and her 5 puppies were born on the plane en route from Texas to the Tetons. We are so thankful for our volunteer pilots who always remain calm, no matter the challenge presented in a rescue flight. When Foxtrot arrived at Aska’s Animals, she was nervous and was hesitant to let anyone near her puppies. But after a few days she warmed up to her caregivers and allowed them to help care for her and the 5 growing puppies. After spending 6 weeks at Aska’s Animals and being socialized, the entire family was ready to find homes through the Animal Adoption Center
Polly, was a passenger that spent time with her foster home in Jackson – her mom and dad recently checked in with us and had this to say about their lives with her: “Polly loves to go on road trips and makes a habit of sleeping in the back seat while her owners drive so she is ready to sunbathe, chase balls and bounce along the beach when they arrive. Rolly and Polly still get to see each other regularly and both are thriving! Considering their rough beginning, Polly loves everyone she meets; she is especially fond of young kids and loves to play”. We are thankful for all our partners that helped bring Rolly and Polly into Teton County and help them find loving forever homes.
Cinnamon, now Goose, came to the Animal Adoption Center via our rescue plane, the Big Dog. He was one of the largest dogs in the rescue flight and also very timid and shy in the beginning. Initially, Cinnamon was to be fostered by a local family, but it turned into a foster fail, because he was adopted!! Goose is now loving his new home and the adventures his humans take him on. Goose has found his groove and is a goofball, a gentle giant, full of energy, and always up for an adventure in the mountains.
“When we first got Bernie, he didn’t trust anyone except for women and kids. He was scared and you could tell he had a hard beginning in life. Now, he has found his confidence. He is an extremely loyal and loving part of our family. He loves to cuddle, bark, and hunt and chase squirrels. If there is a lap to sit on he’s in it! He and his dog sister/life partner Sweet Dee are an inseparable team. He will gladly go mountain biking or river rafting, as long as I am there, he is my shadow. He is our 8 year old daughter’s favorite play buddy and is great and tolerant with kids. He has become a huge part of our family and we love him very much!”
Because of our partnerships with local adoption centers we are able to make these success stories a possibility.
Will you join us in the Old Bills Fun Run giving season?
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