4 Paws 4 Vets

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:

  • 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
    Pets for Vets

    “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

Provided by FMAS

  • The Adopted animal
  • Spay/neuter
  • Initial vaccinations
  • Free vaccinations at our annual Rabies clinic
  • Microchip and registration
  • Leash (for dogs)
  • Bowls

*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 that the veteran will benefit from adopting a cat or do and is able to care for the pet.  Application approval is done by FMAS.

Let’s help a Vet and a Pet! Please contact the Manchester Animal Shelter at 603-628-3544 for more information!

FMAS - Appreciates our Military and Veterans!

FMAS – Appreciates our Military and Veterans!


It’s a WIN – WIN For everyone!