Petco Foundation Invests in Paws of War’s Life-Changing Work Supporting Service Animals
Paws of War of Nesconset, NY, announces it has been awarded a $15,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support its new Vets to Vets Mobile Veterinary Clinic serving disabled veterans’ pets and service dogs.
Paws of War is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our U.S. military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war serving the United States. Since 2014, Paws of War has supported over 120 Veterans with service dogs rescued from kill shelters.
This grant was made possible through the Petco Foundation’s annual Helping Heroes fundraising campaign, in partnership with Merrick Pet Care. Each October during the campaign, Petco customers are invited to donate online and in Petco stores across the country to support the life-changing work of service, therapy and working animals.
To date, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $12 million to support the transformative effect that therapy, service and working animals that have on people across the globe. The Petco Foundation investment will help Paws of War to continue their mission and will directly impact the lives of veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and helping rescued dogs get a second chance at life while providing services on their new “Vets to Vets” Moblie Veterinary Clinic.
“On behalf of Paws of War, I would like to personally thank The Petco Foundation for making our mission of ‘helping both ends of the leash’ possible. We could not offer this amazing free veterinary care to our disabled heroes without their support. We thank The Petco Foundation for being our first large provider of these important services” said Dori Scofield, co-founder of Paws of War.
For more information about Paws of War or the Petco Foundation, visit http://www.pawsofwar.org or http://www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #HelpingHeroes.
About Paws of War
At Paws of War our mission is to suitably match rescued dogs from shelters and pairing them with military veterans suffering from the emotional effects of war such as PTSD who seek the therapeutic and unconditional love only a companion animal, emotional support or service animal can bring.Your support helps to save, train, feed, house, provide veterinary care and transport a dog to his/her veteran in waiting. We hope you will become part of our Paws of War family! For more information please visit the website, http://www.pawsofwar.org.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $230 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.