There’s no better time to support our veterans!
Now through July 4, 2018, every gift in support of Animal Friends for Veterans (up to $5,000) and Pets for Vets® at Animal Friends (up to $15,000) will be matched dollar for dollar!

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UPDATE: Our $5,000 Animal Friends for Veterans Match has been fulfilled. Thank you! Please continue to support our Pets for Vets® Match.


Veterans have always held a very special place at Animal Friends. After all, they were the impetus of our founding back in 1943 when soldiers were leaving for WWII with no place for their pets to go.

Today, we offer two lifesaving programs that use the power of the animal-human bond to change the lives of both veterans and homeless pets.

Animal Friends for Veterans

A pet can provide such important companionship and support to any adoptive family, but that support can be even more meaningful to a veteran who has given so much for our country. At Animal Friends, we help any veteran or active military member find a new best friend (dog, cat or rabbit) through our Animal Friends for Veterans program. By way of a special thank you to the veteran, the requested donation for the adoption is waived and, as an added benefit, we offer other discounts and support as needed.

Pets for Vets® at Animal Friends

Sometimes veterans return home with scars – both seen and unseen – that make transition back into civilian life difficult. At the same time, we know there are far too many wonderful homeless pets waiting for a loving home. Pets for Vets® is the bridge that brings pets and vets together in a lifesaving way. Focusing on veterans who are dealing with PTSD and other forms of unresolved stress and anxiety, Pets for Vets® at Animal Friends carefully selects, trains and personally matches companion animals with these deserving veterans. Through this intensive and relationship-based program, we ensure these matches are supportive and meaningful for both the veteran and the homeless pet.

Thanks to the support of the Major Ben Follansbee Memorial Pets for Vets® Fund, this program is completely free of charge for the veteran.

Please consider a gift to the lifesaving Pets for Vets® programs. Every dollar you give* to the Major Ben Follansbee Fund – now through July 4, 2018 – will be matched!

*Up to $15,000

Our sincere gratitude to the Fragasso and Follansbee families for making these Matches possible.

 

Don't forget! Our United Way code for our veterans adoptions programs is 12578787.

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