Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pets for Vets

pets for vets

I heard a story this morning on NPR about a non-profit organization called Pets for Vets. I'm a sucker for pets and try to help out when I can. Here is more info on the program if you are interested:

The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from having a companion animal.

This is a win-win way to give back to our troops who have given so much to us. They fought hard for our country and made us proud. Pets for Vets is a concrete way to say thank you and to benefit our returning veterans.

Many of our Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans suffer from physical and emotional injuries making it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Pets for Vets can help! Our goal is to heal their wounds by bringing together man’s best friend and our returning soldiers while showing them both that we have not forgotten.

Any veteran with a condition that could benefit from having a companion animal and who is also able to care for an animal is eligible to receive a Pets for Vets companion animal.




If you would like to find out more about this program and/or supporting this effort, click here for more information.

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Now that is awesome! Awww...feel so warm and happy inside :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

Laura Trevey said...

So sweet... thanks for posting this :)

xoxo Laura

Char said...

that is a wonderful program

shari @ little blue deer said...

Why do I not find it surprising that you were listening to NPR this a.m.? Love!

Kaz said...

Un-conditional love

Beautiful

Kitty Stampede said...

i am bawling...this is soooo amazing!! what an awesome program. how perfect is it...both forgotten in society and united with love.
companion animals are the best thing to ever happen in this world.

Dancing Branflake said...

Anytime we save a pet's life we do such a service to many others. People carry a weird stigma about adopting pets. When I have a pet I'm so going to get one from a shelter. There are way too many pets out there without a home!

Iva said...

I love pets!!! this is such a sweet and beautiful program! Unconditional love and mans best friend for sure! What a truly rewarding and thoughtful program!

Alisa said...

Love this! Anything that helps animals get out of the shelters and into homes, is great! And, anything that helps vets is really needed.

Diane said...

cool! everybody should have a furriend!

Kathryn said...

What an awesome program! I am going to post this on my Facebook to let all of my friends and family know about it too. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Krystal said...

i love this! i wanted to train my dog for pet therapy before we moved so i totally stand behind this 100%!

Asylum Dolly said...

Nawww, how sweet! You are a big softie really arent you?

bananas. said...

I remember watching a special on this. Seriously pulled at the heart strings. Animals are the best. And yes i too am a sucker for orgs like these.

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Talk about a good cause. Trully a win-win situation, am definitely clicking for more info.