Making an Impact.
Our work improves the lives of military veterans and the most overlooked shelter animals
animals each year will not make it out of shelters alive due to lack of adopters, enough to fill all Major League Baseball stadiums combined.
1 in 5
Iraq/Afghanistan veterans suffer from major depression, increasing their suicide risk. Pets give them a renewed sense of optimism and purpose.
Julie + Luna
Julie was in a hospital fighting for her life when she asked her husband to bring their newly adopted senior dog Luna to visit. Days later the Navy veteran went home. Our hardship fund provided vital support during Julie’s recovery. Lunda taught her that “anything can heal with a bit of love.”
Melinda + T'Challa
T’Challa was 10 years old when he was adopted in 2020 to Melinda, a Marine Corps veteran. Now 11, he developed pain in his joints that compromised his quality of life. Thanks to our hero fund donors, we paid for T’Challa’s diagnostics and injections. Now he’s as spry as the day he was adopted!
Chris + Franky
Franky lost his ear flaps when he was used as a bait dog and left for dead. In 2019 Chris, a highly decorated combat veteran, was inspired to save him. He was in Afghanistan when he learned about the dog’s plight through social media. For the rest of his life, Franky will require ongoing ear care, which he receives thanks to our supporters’ compassion and generosity.