AACCC Recieves “Soupy” Award

Recently, Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center was the recipient of the 2011 Soupy Award for Empowerment towards families of children and youth with special needs in Alaska.  It was presented at the Stone Soup Group Annual Picnic at Kincaid Chalet.  We had volunteers present with adoptable dogs and Dr. Myra Wilson, Center Manager, and our Volunteer Trainer, Kathy Broome accepted the award.

Training Volunteer Kathy Broome poses with adoptable dog, Precious, and our Soupy Award

This was the second annual Soupy Awards, presented to community partners making a difference by Stone Soup Group, a statewide non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska, that provides assistance and support to families of children with special needs.

Dr. Myra Wilson, AACCC Center Manager, shakes hands with MJ Thim, Stone Soup Group Communication and Outreach Manager, while Volunteer Kathy Broome speaks to the audience.

We received the award for our partnership program with Stone Soup Group, Pets and People Partnering for Success:  Animal Training Programs for Young Alaskans.  This program fosters healthy physical interaction, emotional bonding, and social skill development through animal training and enrichment done by Alaskans experiencing developmental differences and their typically developing peers.

Volunteer Mary W. and Precious talk to guests after the event

We currently conduct two dog training classes and one cat handling class in partnership with Stone Soup Group, led by our Training Volunteer, Kathy Broome.  We are proud to continue this partnership, as well as to be recognized by Stone Soup Group for the ongoing hard work of our volunteers!

If you would like to participate in this great program, please contact Kathy Broome:  kbroome@alaska.net

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