Upcoming Events

Jan 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
Facebook - Meet the Animals Live

Jan 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Youth Club Informational Meeting

Jan 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Mischief's Brewing

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Adoptable Pet


Spike is a permanent resident of AEAR due to his age. He is very happy in his foster home. We would like him to live out his life there. if you'd like to donate towards Spike's ongoing...

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The Diary of a Humane Investigator

April 18, 2010 It’s 6:35 a.m. on Sunday.  Today John, one of my partners, and I are going to conduct a few investigations.  One is a complaint that someone is moving or moved (not sure which) and two dogs living outside...

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Photo Album

Echo with Zane

Echo hangs out with foster brother at adoption event at the pharmacy.

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Adoptable Pet


ADOPTED Ronnie will do best when he has a larger space than a regular cage, like an exercise pen. He has a healthy appetite and likes to hop around a lot. He’s gotten a little bit pudgy since he came to...

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved by volunteering your time and talents for AEAR.  If you love animals, want to make a difference in the lives of both animals and people and want to feel good about making a...

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WE CARE! Youth Club

Junior Youth Club: Ages 8-12
Teen Youth Club: Ages 13-17


  • Give youth hands-on experience with animals
  • Provide educational programs about animals of all kinds
  • Adults mentor older youth, teaching them leadership skills and team building
  • Older youth mentor younger youth, teaching them leadership skills and team building
  • Through service projects and fundraisers teach youth how a non-profit organization runs


  • To perform two service projects per year
  • To organize two fundraisers per year
  • To do two educational programs a year for younger children
A little compassion goes a long way

Youth Commitment:

  • Attend the monthly informational meetings
  • To assist in the different service projects as often as possible
  • To have a positive attitude
  • To put in 100% effort
Sponsored by Care Animal Hospital, The Pet Sitters of America and Compassionate Dog Training

Youth Club at VetYouth Club's Day at the Vet


Joining the Animal Education and Rescue Jr. or Teen Youth Club is a one-year commitment. We are looking for enthusiastic youth who love animals, want to learn more and help make life better for both animals and people.

We encourage all members to stay active for the entire year, build friendships, learn new skills and have lots of fun!

Membership dues are from November to November each year. The cost is $150/year, which includes a t-shirt (which must be worn at all meetings and events). If you join after April the cost is $75.00 from April to November.

We are also always looking for dynamic, forward thinking adults to help lead the club.

For more information, contact us. Membership dues and application can be sent to our mailing address.

Meetings are held the first Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center. Please check our Events Calendar for any changes.

View our Youth Club Rules [pdf]


To apply for our Youth Club, fill out our Youth Club Volunteer Application [pdf].

One of our "Youth Club" Blog Entry

Youth Club Kids Pass Out Flyers/Donation Jars

Friday, April 2 (from left) Nia, Amelia, Julia and Mariah (with AEAR's founder Sandy Kamen Wisniewski's grandson Danny in the center) spent the day going store to store telling over 30 business owners about the upcoming Candlelight Vigil scheduled for... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

Random Photos

Truman greets people Smile! Raffle Pixie With Youth Club and Resident Dr. Luaces Shows Kids Surgery Equipment One Big Guy! Sydney and Pup So Adorable

Photo Albums

A Day at the Vet 2008 (Youth Club) , Youth Club , Youth Club 6-08 , Youth Club Dog Wash 2-9-08 , Youth Club Pet Therapy 12-7-08 , Youth club testimonial

Cartoon: Family Resemblance
Bringing people and pets together through education, therapy and rescue.