Troops returning home need therapy pets!
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When US Army Sgt. Brad McDonald returned home from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he had his mind set on saving at least one more life—a pet from Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.

And when Sunshine, a four-month-old golden ...
When US Army Sgt. Brad McDonald returned home from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he had his mind set on saving at least one more life—a pet from Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.

And when Sunshine, a four-month-old golden retriever mix romped up to him at Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter, through herself into his arms and romped right into his heart.

“A lot of our soldiers are coming home now that the wars are winding down, and after serving three and four tours of duty, we weren’t able to have a dog,”

And with that one statement, Sunshine and her soldier ignited an idea--a Central Texas of Pets for Vets, a non-profit that matches returning veterans with therapy dogs from the "death row" of local kill shelters to provide help with PTSD, anxiety disorders and other conditions that make life difficult and painful--all at no cost to the soldier.

While we have a matching grant that will help fund the project for the first year, we need the startup cost of $1,700 for insurance and our charter license. Each trained pet costs between $500-$1,000, which we hope to be able to provide 50 dogs to Iraqi-Afghan veterans returning to Fort Hood in Central Texas.
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