Give United States Heroes the Gift of Pet Companionship
Whether just returning home from deployment, or long separated from their duties in the military service, there are many veterans who struggle with integrating back into civilian life. Some suffer from emotional or physical issues, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or other psychological traumas. All of this can make it very challenging for these veterans to function in daily life.
For many of these men and women who bravely served for the United States, a companion pet is just what they need to help heal their mind, body, and soul. Studies have shown that pet ownership is not only good for your physical health, but also mental health, as it will give the veterans a sense of purpose and eliminate feelings of isolation.
Pets for Patriots is working to help United States military veterans find fidelity, joy, and companionship through pet adoption. The group combats the primary barrier to pet ownership for these men and women, which is the cost of care. The organization provides ongoing discounted veterinary care, financial contributions towards the cost of pet food, and discounts on other various pet products and services.
The Pets for Patriots program helped Nate, a three-tour Navy veteran, adopt a wonderful dog named Otis. As a Navy corpsman, Nate was deployed twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan to support combat Marines. Sadly, during his third deployment, an IED blast knocked Nate unconscious and led to a fractured spine, shrapnel wounds, and other injuries.
After undergoing numerous surgeries to treat his injuries, Nate was diagnosed with PTSD. To aid in his recovery, he applied for a service dog. Unfortunately, his application was rejected due to a limited number of dogs available. That is when Nate found the Pets for Patriots shelter and his new best friend, Otis.
By purchasing a Gift That Gives More™, you can help many other soldiers like Nate become a hero once again as they adopt a dog or cat. Your donations essentially saves two lives: a shelter animal facing euthanasia and a United States veteran who regains a sense of purpose in life. Click here to support Pets for Patriots and give these brave men and women the joy of pet companionship.