Pets for Patriots is a charitable organisation working to place adult dogs and cats from shelters with veterans from the U.S. military. It is now well-documented that many U.S. veterans return from overseas only to suffer the ongoing effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Animals help these personnel connect to civilian life and offer them the unique bond of non-judgmental support and love.
There are many dogs and cats up for adoption in U.S. shelters – and any shelter, rescue organisation or SPCA can join the programme. The most important motivation is the commitment to find homes for hard-to-adopt animals.
Here’s a video of one Pets for Patriots success story, the first Pets for Patriots adoption in the State of Hawaii.