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How to Help

It took us well over 4 years to see Lucky's Place Shelter to become a reality. We presently are adopting out approximately 300 dogs and cats every year. Our shelter gives immediate relief to homeless pets and allows us to assist more abused and unwanted pets find forever homes.  We are a no kill shelter, so we will need some foster homes for hospice pets so they can be taken care of if we can not find them a home of their own.  Lucky’s Place is named after a beloved pet and it honors our first benefactor who helped get this all started.

SPECIAL NEEDS PETS From time to time we have Special Needs Pets that need either a forever home or maybe even a temporary foster home. Some of these pets may be blind, recuperating from a surgery, be needing to be bottle fed like tiny kittens or puppies or have other needs or handicaps.  These are usually sweet, loving and grateful pets that just need a chance. Contact us at (307) 883-PETS, or stop by the shelter on Saturdays and talk with one of our Directors if you would like to help out. Some animals do not do well in captivity and just need to be in a home setting. 

LUCKY’S PLACE  Our shelter is at the entrance to the Thayne Landfill on Strawberry Creek  Rd.  We are still in need of monies for the operation of the shelter, to purchase food, litter and other supplies. We are doing everything we can to stir up donations. Any ideas or suggestions on ways to raise monies are sincerely appreciated. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Lucky’s Place is NOT county owned or operated shelter. The shelter has been built by all donated funds and run by all volunteers. If you would like to be part of the AHA Team and have time to volunteer to help do cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking the dogs, socializing the animals, etc. We and the animals would sincerely appreciate it! Volunteers need to be 16 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP You can buy an IRA (Immediate Relief for the Animals) for $2,000 to $ 5,000 or more and will receive a plaque for the donation in the lobby.
You can donate other amounts to:
Buy a stainless steel dog cage   $1,000.
Buy a stainless steel cat cage    $   500.
These larger donations will also receive plaques commerating a pet/person or event.

MEMORY WALL Buy a ceramic tile for our memory wall, engraved for the memory of a beloved pet or loved one. See our memory wall of ceramic tiles at the shelter!  Tiles are $100 each and are personalized for you. Or donate an amount large or small for a loved one's birthday or other special occasion.
Donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted. The needs of the animals are great.  You can make a difference!

GRANT WRITING If you have grant writing expertise and can help up with this very important skill, please contact Mary Ann Ahrens, 307-883-4114.  We are always searching for funds to help feed, pay for kennel help, spay/neutering, vet care, etc., and we never have enough hands or time to do all the grant writing.
SHELTER SHOPPING LIST We have a continuing need for the following items. We try not to switch around on the feeds as it upsets the animals digestive systems. Thank you for any help you can give us on these items,
• DOG FOOD: Pedigree Adult Small Bits
• CAT FOOD: Dry Purina Complete Chow
• CANNED CAT FOOD: Friskies Classic Pate
• CAT LITTER: Tidy Cats Clay or any clumping litter
• COLLARS: Dog and Cat
• MARKERS: Dry erase and permanent
• TRASH BAGS: 13, 33 & 45 Gallon
• Turn your online shopping into a donation!
At no cost to you, they donate a % of your purchase to AHA-SV.
Visit for more information.
• Use the 883-PETS HOTLINE to surrender pets, to report lost or found pets or to adopt.
• Donate services or $$$ to help with AHA-SV Costs
• Donate cages or animal crates
• Become a temporary foster family to shelter pets. We need help! See Guidelines for application under FORMS.

If you are unable to volunteer, foster or adopt, you could join our Support a Buddy Club. For a $25 monthly donation we can send you the picture of "your animal". 

$10 Student, $25 Individual, $35 Family, $50 Business or More, It's up to you! For tax deductible donations, make checks payable Animal Humane Association of Star Valley or AHA-SV and stick it in the mail Box 654, Thayne, WY 83127. BECOME A LUCKY'S PET ANGEL!

Our Programs
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter

From time to time we will receive grants that enable us to assist the community with a portion of the cost of spay or neutering your pets. Thanks to PAWS of Jackson Hole and Dr. Heather Carlton, Animal Adoption Center in Jackson for their grants programs.

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We offer foster care to dogs and cats by opening our hearts and homes to temporarily shelter for needy animals. If you could only assist in fostering for a short time or on an emergency basis if even for only a few days or a week we could sure use your help.

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Open a place in your heart and you will receive much more in return. Lucky’s Place is NOT county or city owned or operated shelter it does not receive funds from local city governments. It is wholly run and mainained by volunteers.