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The Problem

  • High suicide rate among Active & Veteran Population
  • Our Military Men and Women are returning from war with a multitude of wounds, some physical and some psychological.
  • Our animal shelters are euthanizing dogs and cats by the millions, mostly because of over crowding.

One part of the Solution

  • Veterans can thrive with the love of their dog or cat
  • To facilitate Veterans moving on with the special love found in a Companion Dog, Cat or Service Dog.
  • HONOR OUR VETERANS in recognition of their service with Pet Shelter Adoption Fee Waivers 

Don't do it - get a dog - REALLY it works... okay a cat then 

The VA provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The health benefits of having a pet have long been known. From decreasing blood pressure, depression, loneliness to name a few.  Some people say pets can prevent suicide.  Their beautiful unconditional love heals the most painful of wounds. Dogs are proving to succeed in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD. 

Marine Sgt. Brian Jarrell pets his dog "Jada"
 after officially being presented with her as part of the Service Dog
Program while at the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston Nov. 18, 2010,
on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station.

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