FMAS is proud to offer our “4 paws 4 vets” program for veterans in need.
Both the animals and veterans have been through traumatic events in their lives – and together they can help each other heal.
FMAS is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping, then pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from having a companion animal.
Who is Eligible:
- Veterans with approved applications who have a condition that could benefit from an animal companion and able to take care of a pet.
- Our goal is to help heal emotional wounds of Military Veterans by pairing them with a shelter animal.
- Our Shelter animals receive a second chance for a new home while the returning soldiers are given a second chance for health and happiness.
With our 4 Paws 4 Vets Program:
Provided by FMAS 4 paws 4 vets donations
- Adoption Fee Paid
Provided by FMAS
- The Adopted animal
- Initial vaccinations
- Microchip and registration
- Leash (for dogs)
*An application for adoption is to be completed by the veteran along with documentation provided to FMAS by the veteran’s attending counselor or physician stating that the veteran will benefit from adopting a cat or dog and is able to care for the pet. Application approval is done by FMAS.
“The strong emotional bond between a pet and a military vet helps them cope with the stress and struggles of daily life and leads them down the road to emotional recovery from PTSD.” Jo-Ann Clark, Stratham NH
Let’s help a Vet and a Pet! Please contact the Manchester Animal Shelter at 603-628-3544 for more information!
It’s a WIN – WIN For everyone!