PROGRAM overview FOR VETERINARY PARTNERS
A LITTLE ABOUT US
WE SAVE PETS AND SERVE PEOPLE THROUGH THE HONORABLE ADOPTION OF AT-RISK SHELTER ANIMALS BY SERVICE AND VETERAN MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY.
Saving lives of pet and person by helping our nationâ€™s heroes find, support and care for their new best friends WHO WE SERVE
Those who selflessly defend our countryâ€™s freedoms and the animals who love them.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Focus on adult and other at-risk pets, and veterans at any stage of their careers, from all U.S. armed forces. One of the only organizations in the nation dedicated to these two populations.
WHAT WE VALUE
Connecting people and pet in mutual friendship and companionship.
WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
Happy, loving homes for adult shelter pets and military personnel.
Pets for Patriots is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization
Our mission is a call to duty ★ Rehome hard-to-place shelter dogs and cats with military families in cooperation with shelter/rescue partners, and ensure affordable, ongoing care through partnering veterinarians ★ Ease stress of military transitions on service members and their families through companion pet adoption: return from deployment, active to inactive duty and retirement ★ Educate donors, sponsors and adoptees about plight of animals relinquished to shelters each year, enjoining them to our cause ★ Educate military community and public about benefits of adopting adult and other at-risk pets 5
We serve veterans, service members and their families ★ Long-term support for any eligible dog or cat from not-for-profit shelter, rescue, humane society, SPCA and tax-exempt municipal shelter partners ★ Affordable pet ownership to support adoption and mitigate surrender: ★ Ongoing discount from partner veterinarians (minimum 10%) ★ $150 gift card from Pets for Patriots upon eligible adoption to help make purchase of pet food and basics more manageable (PETCO, PetSmart or Tractor Supply); renewable annually ★ Military personnel, veterans and their families enjoy proven physical and emotional benefits of companion pets 6
We save hard-to-adopt shelter dogs and cats that face nearcertain death if not adopted ★ Adult dog or cat: two years of age and older ★ Large dogs: 40+ pounds, regardless of age ★ Special needs dog or cat: animal that is disabled or otherwise limited in its physical abilities due to injury, prior abuse or neglect, or birth defect - or that has a medical condition requiring ongoing vigilance, medication or special treatment
Give a shelter pet a second chance at life: Be A Pet’s HeroTM 7
We offer veterinary practices a low-risk, high-reward way to honor veterans in their communities ★ Discount program preserves profitability, allowing partners to offer quality, reduced-cost care without endangering economics of their practice ★ New customers who are attracted to our mission: ‘pet people’ and/or ‘support our troop’ people feel connected to our cause ★ Stand out from competitors by aligning with a great cause ★ Community recognition for supporting adult pet adoption and service members in their area ★ Family-friendly program with wide appeal to members across age, location and circumstance, from families with children to seniors 8
HOW IT ALL WORKS
Easy for partners, transforming for patriots, life-saving for pets 1
2 Veteran applies online to Pets for Patriots, provides military ID or DD214
3 Veteran adopts eligible pet from partner shelter, which sends us final adoption contract
5 Veteran takes adopted pet to veterinary partner, shows member letter
Pets for Patriots sends veteran $150 gift card to major pet retailer
Veterinary partner extends ongoing, minimum 10% discount for pet care
Participation benefits veterinarians in ways big and small ★ More business, both from and outside our program ★ Referral opportunities from our adoption partners in your community ★ Community recognition for aligning with a great cause ★ Opportunity to help both pet and person: adult animals that would otherwise not make it out of the shelter and our loyal service members ★ Dedicated, Search Engine Optimized page on our website ★ Pets for Patriots badge for your homepage ★ Pre-written press release + printable flyers for your use ★ Educational brochures for your office (replenishments at our NFP discount) 11
Answers to common questions ★ Program is free to join; only cost is discount extended for veterans’ pet care (minimum 10%, more always welcome) ★ We add veterinary partners in the community if existing partners are unable to acquire new, additional member Patriots ★ We share commitment to sound business economics; we want you to remain profitable while supporting our mission ★ Member Patriots show Pets for Patriots membership letter at first office visit with veterinary partner ★ Pets for Patriots directs member Patriots only to veterinary partners in their communities; adoption partners another valuable referral source 12
SPONSORS PROVIDING IN-KIND DONATIONS, PRO BONO SERVICES OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AS OF AUGUST 2011
PARTNERS AS OF FEBRUARY 2011
National community support network member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program 17
Ready to enlist? ★ Apply online at www.petsforpatriots.org ★ We verify your veterinary license with your state’s online license verification service ★ Approval typically in 1-2 business days
★ Questions? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org ★ Call 877-4-PET CADET (877-473-8223) help us Bring Loyalty HomeTM 18
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