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Healing Vets and Saving Pets
At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our soldiers have been brave but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Pets for Vets is helping.[/ltr]
Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training can also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.[ltr]
Needy shelter dogs receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health and happiness. The bonds of friendship formed between man and animal have the power to ease the suffering of our troops when they return from overseas.[ltr]
Saying Thank You[/ltr]
Pets for Vets is a concrete way to thank U.S. Military Veterans for their service.
Veterans in our chapter areas who could benefit from having a companion animal and who are also able to care for an animal are eligible to receive a Pets for Vets companion animal.[ltr]
We thank the people who have found interesting and creative ways to raise money for and/or awareness of Pets for Vets. Read their stories here.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of “shelter chapters”. A “shelter chapter” is a Pets for Vets chapter offered as a program through an existing animal shelter. If you wish to learn more, please complete the Contact form and select “To learn more about starting a chapter in an animal shelter”.
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The Legal Intelligencer
Pets for Vets is pleased to participate in the recent issue of Animal Law Magazine. In addition to the digital edition, the print version was inserted in the newspaper, The Legal Intelligencer, on November 18, 2014. We thank everyone at the Legal Intelligencer who helped make this happen.
CNN Headline News
We thank CNN for the wonderful opportunity they gave us on November 9, 2014 to share with their audience about Pets for Vets. We are pleased to have been included in their Veteran’s Day coverage about the benefits of having a pet.
Merrill Lynch’s Advisor Magazine
Pets for Vets is now featured in Merrill Lynch’s Advisor Magazine.
We thank People Magazine for featuring Pets for Vets own Adam and Rakassan in their "Amazing Animals of 2014" segment. Look for the issue with “Amazing Pets” in the lower right corner on the cover. Read the article here.
Healing Vets and Saving Pets
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