Give youth AGES 8-12 hands-on experience with animals through educational programs and hands on volunteer experiences.
AEAR visits local schools and community centers to help teach kids about proper pet care and treatment. We specialize in at-risk locations where the children may not have the opportunity to experience these things on a regular basis.
We educate pet owners and investigate complaints of animal abuse, neglect, and suspected violations of the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act. We are one of the first highly active, structured, and organized groups of its kind in Lake County.
Our Pet Therapy program focuses on bringing animals into nursing homes in Lake County and approved facilities upon request. We also are available to visit homebound individuals based on the availability of our staff and volunteers.
Our pet parties are a fun, unique and educational experience for the little pet lover. Available animals plus a presentation from our lead humane investigator makes this a one-of-a-kind learning experience while bringing a smile to everyone’s face.