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PROGRAM overview FOR SERVICE MEMBERS & VETERANS


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.

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Saving lives of pet and person by helping our nation’s heroes find, support and care for their new best friends WHO WE SERVE

Those who selflessly defend our country’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

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Our mission is a call to duty ★ Ease stress of military transitions on service members and their families through companion pet adoption: return from deployment, active to inactive duty and retirement ★ Rehome hard-to-place shelter dogs and cats with military families in cooperation with shelter/rescue partners; ensure affordable, highquality pet care through partnering veterinarians ★ Educate military community and public about benefits of adopting adult and other at-risk pets ★ Educate donors, sponsors and adoptees about plight of animals relinquished to shelters each year, enjoining them to our cause 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 ★ Financial support to help make pet ownership achievable: ★ 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

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HOW IT ALL WORKS


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2 Veteran applies online to Pets for Patriots, provides military ID or DD214

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Pets for Patriots directs veteran to local partner shelter to find a new pet friend

Shelter faxes completed adoption contract to Pets for Patriots

(retired/separated)

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5 Pets for Patriots sends veteran $150 gift card to major pet retailer

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Veteran takes honorably adopted pet to local veterinary partner for discounted care


We invite veterans in our program to give in whatever ways they can to the shelter where they found their new pet friend ★ Donate clean used blankets, sheets and towels; many shelter animals sleep on nothing more than a cold, concrete floor or wire cage ★ When buying toys or food for your pet, buy a little extra to donate ★ Volunteer to walk dogs, maintain the shelter or answer phones - even a couple of hours a month will help; great way to involve kids and other family members ★ Just ask; your local shelter can tell you what they need most

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SPONSORS PROVIDING IN-KIND DONATIONS, PRO BONO SERVICES OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AS OF AUGUST 2011

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PARTNERS AS OF FEBRUARY 2011

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National community support network member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program 16


Ready to enlist? Your new pet friend is waiting! ★ Visit us online at www.petsforpatriots.org ★ Apply to become a member Patriot ★ Fax, email or mail a copy of your valid military ID or, if retired/ separated, DD214 proof of honorable discharge ★ Questions? Email us at patriot@petsforpatriots.org or call 877-4PETCADET (877-473-8223)

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FETCH! LET’S GET STARTED

Overview for Veterans and Service Members  

Pets for Patriots Overview for Veterans and Service Members