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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Companions for Heroes - Helping Heal the Lives of Our Nation’s Heroes and Sheltered Pets

I first heard of Companions for Heroes when  I “liked” their page on facebook. Having a brother who is a Veteran with  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I decided to visit their website. I was so impressed with the wonderful job that they are doing for our Veterans and sheltered pets,  that I decided to share their story on my blog. The following information comes straight from their website.

Founded: in 2009

About Them:

Companions for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that matches sheltered animals with American Heroes. Companions for Heroes’s federal ID number for donations is: #27-0648741 Check out Companions for Heroes to learn more, donate and participate.

Company Overview:

Companions for Heroes helps heal the lives of our nation's heroes and sheltered animals by providing cost-effective and readily accessible adoptions and healthcare so that both may live in dignity.

Their Mission:

Companions for Heroes seeks to alleviate the psychological suffering of our nation’s heroes and to reduce the number of sheltered animals in the United States by:

  • Aiding our active duty military and military veterans, law enforcement officers, emergency first responders, and their families with rehabilitation through animal companionship.
  • Saving sheltered animals from euthanasia by providing them with a loving home.
  • Increasing public awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other challenges facing today’s heroes.
  • Rallying support for animal welfare and the adoption of sheltered animals.

As you know, there are 18 veterans that commit suicide everyday and one (1) animal is put down every second – Companions for Heroes' work helps facilitate the healing and support for the 10-12 million men and women who suffer with some form of psychological condition and homes for the four-five million sheltered animals who are euthanized every year so that both may live in dignity as they embark on their journey together. Companions for Heroes provides our nation’s heroes with accessible, cost-effective animal assisted activities (animal companionship) as they pursue rehabilitative and therapeutic care from their health care providers.

Please visit their website at Companions for Heroes, also take a look at the videos below showing the
wonderful job that Companions for Heroes is doing connecting Veterans and Shelter Animals.


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