Dogs on Deployment Care for the Pets of Active-Duty Soldiers
Many military families have had to deal with giving up their family dog when they are transferred to military housing that does not allow animals. Soldiers deployed overseas also often face trouble finding someone to care for their beloved pooch while they are on duty. Luckily, a new non-profit organization, Dogs on Deployment, is helping soldiers make sure that man’s best friend is taken care of while they are away.
The organization connects active military personnel to volunteers who care for their animals, while the soldiers serve our country. The boarder homes are operating nationwide and help military families rest assured that their pet is taken care of either short-term during deployment or long-term until they are in a position to be able to keep animals again.
So far, the organization has enlisted 120 volunteers who will take on the responsibility and more are encouraged to get involved. This can be a wonderful opportunity for a disabled veteran who wants to continue to support their fellow military service members.
Dogs have long been connected with disabled veteran care as guide animals and as an alternative therapy for PTSD and anxiety disorders. While these are house pets and not trained, there is the comfort and reward of taking care of an animal that can help veterans lead a happier and healthier life.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.