Mobile, AL, February 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-profit that connects shelter pets with U.S. veterans, wounded warriors and service members, is joining forces with the Mobile SPCA to increase the adoption of adult and other at-risk dogs and cats. The Animal Hospital of Mobile will offer discounted veterinary care to animals adopted through the charitable program.
“The Mobile SPCA is thrilled to be a part of the Pets for Patriots program,” says its president, Janine Woods. “Helping match a veteran to a furry friend is the least we can do after the sacrifices our veterans have made for us.”
Eligible pets must meet one of three criteria: an adult dog or cat (two years and older), dogs over 40 pounds regardless of age, or special needs dogs and cats. Joining Pets for Patriots is entirely free to veterans.
Family-owned Animal Hospital of Mobile will extend an ongoing 10% discount off all veterinary fees for any eligible dog or cat adopted through the Pets for Patriots program and brought to their facility for veterinary care.
“The Animal Hospital of Mobile is delighted to join Pets for Patriots, because there are too many adult dogs and cats who are overlooked and euthanized in shelters each year,” says Dr. Laura Greer, veterinarian and hospital co-owner. “These animals, and the veterans who adopt them, have the potential to have a profound impact on one another’s lives. We’re happy to offer a 10% discount on veterinary services to encourage the adoption of at-risk animals, and ensure that veterans are better able to afford to keep their newly adopted pets healthy and happy.”
“We’re delighted to have community partners who are so passionate not only about the plight of homeless animals, but about our veterans and service members,” says Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots. “With their help, we hope to bring joy to the lives of both pet and person for many years to come.”
Mobile SPCA loves the focus on at-risk pets, a unique feature of the Pets for Patriots program. “The attention on our older dogs and cats, large dogs and pets with special needs is a win-win for both pets and potential owners,” says Woods.
Those interested in the program must first apply through Pets for Patriots and provide proof of their military service. Approval typically takes a day or two, after which veterans can visit the adoption specialists at Mobile SPCA for assistance in choosing their new best friend, and the Animal Hospital of Mobile for ongoing care.
About Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that helps military members honorably adopt adult and at-risk shelter pets. Its mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. Pets for Patriots is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to both adult pets and military members. The charity is a proud member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program national community support network, a national partner of the Real Warriors Campaign and is listed by the National Resource Directory for ill and wounded veterans. Visit www.petsforpatriots.org for more information.