May 18, 2015 Reisterstown, MD – Meet retired Master Gunnery Sargeant, George Holy, and his family. They adopted Abby, a German Shepherd mix through Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets for Patriots program. Blaze, a Yorkshire Terrier, and Pax a Chihuahua, were also adopted through Pets for Patriots by the Livingston family. The two dogs have made wonderful companions to Byron, a CTR2 in the Navy, and his wife and two young children. SFC (P) Ocampo Pedro and Ghost began their friendship at Baltimore Humane Society too. It was love at first sight. To make the match even sweeter for all these military families, their adopted pets came spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and with a microchip – all for free! That’s because they all qualified for the shelter’s Pets for Patriots program.
On this Memorial Day weekend Baltimore Humane Society wants all service members to know that its Pets for Patriots program offers free pet adoption to all veterans and active military. As a partner with the national Pets for Patriots program, Baltimore Humane Society provides the most overlooked homeless dogs and cats a second chance at a happy life while giving local veterans, active duty military, and their families the gift of unconditional friendship and love. The end goal — transform and enrich the lives of our service men and women while at the same time helping save at-risk shelter pets and end animal homelessness in the U.S.
This is a rare program dedicated to serving two often overlooked populations needing support when establishing new lives. Pets for Patriots’ mission is to ease the stress of military transitions following deployment return, active to inactive duty, and retirement by the adoption of adult or special needs shelter pets and large dogs.
Pets for Patriots is free for all service members. Individuals are welcome to take advantage of the program from all United States armed forces and at any stage of their careers whether active or retired. In addition to the free adoption and discounted veterinary care through Baltimore Humane Society, the service members also receive a $150 gift card upon proof of eligible adoption to help with food and other essentials.
About Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org.
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.
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