The Animal Advocates program works to help pets stay with their families when emergency shelter is needed. Working in partnership with The Advocates, a local women’s shelter, the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley  provides vaccinations, wellness exams and spay/neuter surgeries at no cost for any animal living at The Advocates with their owner. Not only does this improve the health and well being  of the animal, it also provides peace of mind for their owners. If pet housing is not currently available, the Shelter  will house pets at our facility until pet friendly housing is available. In order to keep pets and people safe, we routinely provide behavior evaluations  for any dog housed at The Advocates.