Help get more service dogs to disabled veterans
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Every year, at least 3 million animals are put to death in shelters. And every day, 18 American military heroes take their own lives. The problem isn’t going away.
Until it does, Canine Angels mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and prepare them ...
Every year, at least 3 million animals are put to death in shelters. And every day, 18 American military heroes take their own lives. The problem isn’t going away.
Until it does, Canine Angels mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and prepare them to serve disabled veterans and first responders.
For every dog Canine Angels takes in, we’ll typically spend about $1,750 on medical care for checkups, tests, vaccinations, emergency care, heartworm preventative and neutering or spaying over the course of six-to-nine months. Service license fees, vests and training equipment are another $700. Crates, food and bedding can add another $750 or so for every dog we rescue from a shelter to embark on a new life, hopefully to serve a veteran. Not every dog will make the cut.
For those that do, training will continue with the veteran until they are a seamless team in total sync. Rick Kaplan donates all the training, no matter how long it takes to achieve success. He travels to meet veterans within an hour of North Myrtle Beach, and makes special arrangements to help out-of-town veterans who can come here. The dogs are worth about $20,000 when fully trained, but Canine Angels donates them to eligible veterans and first responders, to whom who owe our freedom and security.
The economy has been tough on everyone, especially nonprofits. But more and more veterans are returning from combat in desperate need of a service dog to wake them from nightmares, help them cope with crowds or perform tasks,--such as picking up dropped objects or fetching medication or closing doors--for those with physical limitations. We rely on your donations to continue our work to serve our nation’s heroes. Their mission was to keep us free. Ours is to give them the freedom to enjoy life again.
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