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pets for patriots: PROGRAM overview FOR SHELTERS, RESCUES, SPCAs, HUMANE SOCIETIES & municipal shelters/animal controls


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 ★ 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

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We partner with shelters, rescues, SPCAs and humane societies to move at-risk pets into loving homes ★ Facilitate permanent adoption of hard-to-place dogs and cats ★ Drive awareness and member Patriot adopters to our shelter partners ★ Commitment to reduced cost pet care supports healthy and permanent adoptions, mitigates pet ‘recycling’ ★ Unique program offering with dual focus on adoption of at-risk shelter pets, ongoing support for veterans who adopt through our program ★ Family-friendly program with wide appeal to members across age, location and circumstance, from families with children to seniors ★ New opportunity to engage prospective adopters, donors and sponsors 8


Some of the lives we have saved and served 9


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

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

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

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3 Shelter faxes completed adoption contract to Pets for Patriots

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


Answers to common questions ★ Program is free to shelters, rescues, SPCAs and humane societies ★ Tax-exempt municipal shelters and animal controls welcome ★ Pets for Patriots does not pay adoption fee; our financially-related support begins once member Patriot adopts an eligible pet (ongoing, discounted veterinary care; annual gift card for pet food/basics) ★ Full adoption authority remains with our adoption partners; we honor their criteria, processes and adoption decisions ★ Complete shelter staff guide available once an adoption partner is approved; easy to administer and integrate with adoption processes

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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 17


Ready to enlist? ★ Apply online at www.petsforpatriots.org ★ Send copy of your 501(c)(3) or, if municipal, statement of taxexempt status ★ Send letter from primary veterinarian attesting to care for animals in your charge, or from shelter director if veterinarians are on staff

★ Email us partner@petsforpatriots.org ★ Call 877-4-PET CADET (877-473-8223)

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FETCH! LET’S GET STARTED

Overview for Shelters  

Pets for Patriots overview for shelters and rescue centers.