Scatter Joy Acres Inc

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Year Founded:
2006
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Joy Bartling
Main Address:
4966 Newport Avenue
Omaha, NE 68152

What We Do

We are a 26-acre urban agricultural rescue, therapy, and educational ranch. Our certified Animal Assisted Therapy program provides help for those in greatest need: at-risk children, the developmentally disabled, seniors, homeless, the mentally ill, veterans, and those re-entering society.

We rescue and foster abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Those that don’t find loving forever homes are trained to become therapists in our Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program.

We often provide our services at little or no cost to those in need.

Interesting Info

Pets can be good for our health. They are known to increase a sense of well-being and reduce our stress levels.
In the past year we have rescued 250 animals.
Our "Be Somebody" Program has had 790 youth participate successfully.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Morning Ranch Hand
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Tue Dec 31 2019.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 9:00am
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Afternoon Ranch hand
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Tue Dec 31 2019.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Greeter/Gate Keeper - Sunday
Repeats every week on Saturday until Sat Dec 28 2019.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am
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Upcoming Events

Petting Zoo Open to the Public November 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public November 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public November 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public November 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo/ Live Reindeer November 30, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Live Nativity November 30, 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 3, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Live Reindeer December 3, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Live Nativity December 7, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Live Nativity December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Live Nativity December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Live Reindeer December 8, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Live Nativity December 8, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 10, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 12, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Live Nativity December 14, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Live Nativity December 14, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Live Nativity December 15, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Live Nativity December 21, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Petting Zoo Open to the Public December 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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