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ESAs occupy a different category from service animals who are highly trained to perform specific, potentially life-saving tasks for people living with a disability. "Emotional support animals are companion pets ("ordinary" house pets) that are recommended by an individual's mental health professional for the alleviation of symptoms of an emotional disability," emails Beth Zimmerman, founder of Pets For Patriots, an organization that matches shelter dogs and cats with veterans.
A Pueblo couple wants veterans in the area to know they are not alone. There’s a program that not only helps those dealing with things like PTSD, but also helps animals who have scars of their own.
Jerry McLaughlin and his cat, Cosette, are part of this program called Pets for Patriots.
Belleville Area Humane Society is a temporary home for about 30 to 40 dogs and 35 to 40 cats. Here’s a look at two of the shelter’s A-list animals: Goslin, the beauty queen, and Dots, the sweet pea.
Goslin is part of the Pets for Patriots Program, which gives special benefits and discounts, including help with veterinary care, to veterans and active-service military.
Bob Sanderlin served in the Navy from 1977 to 1997. These days, he chooses to spend time with four-legged best friends, like Sparky. Sanderlin met Sparky about six weeks ago at the Richmond SPCA through its partnership with Pets for Patriots.
For 2017, PSI is using TYDTWDay to raise awareness and funds for Pets for Patriots, a charitable organization. Pets for Patriots helps veterans and military members adopt the most overlooked shelter pets, offering the pets a second chance at life, and the military members a new friend.
816 New York will donate 1% of their time and profit to New York-based Pets for Patriots, a non-profit organization that helps veterans and military members adopt the most overlooked shelter pets, including adult, special needs, and large-breed pets.
KING, N.C. (March 2, 2017)—Take Your Dog To Work Day® creator Pet Sitters International (PSI) has announced that it is pledging a charitable contribution to Pets for Patriots® during this year’s Take Your Dog To Work Day campaign and will help promote Pets for Patriots’ mission of helping veterans and military members adopt the most overlooked shelter pets.
WINDSOR, CA--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - VIP Petcare, the leader in veterinary pet wellness care, and Pets for Patriots, an organization that unites veterans with overlooked shelter dogs and cats, today announced a partnership designed to provide long-term companionship, health and happiness for pets. The partnership provides veterans who adopt through Pets for Patriots with a 10 percent discount on all services and prescription products administered at a VIP Petcare Community Clinic.
Donations to the Combined Federal Campaign make a big difference to charities both large and small, and to their beneficiaries — both two- and four-legged.
CFC has been a lifeline to create a stable foundation of support "so that we can, with confidence, honor the commitment we’ve made to veterans adopting pets through our program,” said Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots.
Marine Veteran Corey Chamberlain of Westland met his 3-year-old Doberman/Shepherd mix named Phoenix at the Michigan Humane Society about a month ago.
He was going to wait a little before adopting him, but: “Leaning over just to say bye to him, my dog tags fell out of my shirt,” Chamberlain said. “And the lady’s like, oh, you know we have a program, Pets for Patriots. It helps veterans, you know, adopting a dog.”
The County announced it was joining forces with a phone app called VAPP to provide easy access to County resources for military and veterans. The app is operated by Operation Military Family and connects people to urgent services such as food access, shelter and clothing and long-term resources like educational opportunities and health care services.
Brad’s most memorable day in military service was September 11, 2001.“[I was] sitting in an ambush site in Kosovo when we got the call on the radio that terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he told Pets for Patriots’ Wet Nose Blog. Later that same year the Marine Corps veteran sustained a serious injury while on deployment, ending his military career.
Hooch, a French Mastiff who transformed into a drooling hunk of contentment and gratitude after surviving severe abuse, has been named American Humane’s 2016 American Hero Dog.
It's difficult to deny that two very serious problems have plagued the United States for generations: first, that returning veterans deserve more support than they often receive, and second, that many animals in desperate need of loving homes are victimized twice-over when they're killed for not finding one fast enough.
Lt. Commander Chris Sacra knows a thing or two about fire. A 17-year Navy veteran, he is trained in basic firefighting and he’s put that training to use many times while on duty. “I don’t profess to be an expert,” says Chris, who is 39 and lives in Norfolk, VA, “but I know how quickly it can escalate. I know, with fire, time is not on your side.”
Veterans can now adopt a furry friend at a discount from the SPCA of the Triad, due to a new partnership with a national nonprofit that helps military members find their animal match.
A program at the Baltimore Humane Society pairs veterans with shelter animals and it's a win-win for all.
By providing emotional and physical support to those in need, Pets for Patriots is an organization that goes above and beyond the call of duty for both pets and veterans.
As Veterans Day approaches, there’s a push by some vets to get others to adopt an animal. George Holey, of Baltimore County, joined the military at 18 and served several active tours of duty as a Marine, including one in Vietnam.
It's been six months since Jonathan Hedrick lost Ziggy, his best friend and beloved cat of 12 years...Jonathan is slowly moving past his loss, with the help of Pets for Patriots a non-profit organization pairing veterans with homeless dogs and cats.
On July 3, just prior to the Fourth of July festivities, young Olivia VanPatten, 9, had already made her plans for that day – to run a lemonade stand to benefit Pets for Patriots, which finds and connects servicemen and women with pets for companionship.
Paul Crown sat on the couch at his Wellington Drive home last week; his newly adopted Doberman, Sugar, lay on the floor at his feet. Crown was the first resident to adopt from the Flagler Humane Society through Pets for Patriots Inc., a nonprofit that aims to help people and pets through pet adoptions for United States military veterans and service members.
A nationwide program designed to match animals in need of a home with veterans or active duty military is off to a successful start in Flagler County.
Ever since she was a little girl, Beth Zimmerman harbored a passion for rescued animals. It wasn’t until later in life, however, that she discovered a way of turning that passion into action.
When the Blount County Animal Center officially announced its partnership with Pets for Patriots in early July, little did retired Army Col. Karen Fair know that she would be the first to adopt a pet under the program in Blount County.
Tony Camacho met Ann Imbierowski in Puerto Vallarta in 1993. "She jumped ship and landed on my yacht. Here we are 20 years later - and we haven't killed each other yet," he grins.