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BRINGING TWO LIVES TOGETHER

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DELIVERING THE HEALING POWER OF PETS TO SERVICE AND VETERAN MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY

 

Some of the ways we transform and save lives is by allowing:

•Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) regain a sense of purpose and confidence in their futures.

•Individuals living alone are comforted by the security of a constant companion.

•Hard-to-place dogs and cats are given a second chance at life.

•Pets help men and women separating from the service ease the transition to civilian life.

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You might be surprised at how a wet nose, gentle paw or wagging tail changes your day and your life – for the better.

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HOW IT WORKS:

1. Veteran or military member applies online to Pets for Patriots  (petsforpatriots.org) and provides a military ID or a copy of the veterans DD-214.

2. Pets for Patriots will direct the veteran to a local partner shelter to find a new pet friend.

3. Shelter will fax completed adoption contract to Pets for Patriots.

4. Pets for Patriots sends the veteran a gift card to be used at a major pet retailer.

5. Veteran takes the adopted pet to a local veterinary partner for discounted care.

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Who We Are

Founded in 2007, the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to introduce and promote programs to improve animal welfare in Blount County Tennessee and the surrounding areas of the Great Smoky Mountains. In conjunction with Blount County Animal Center, the organization houses the only open-access municipal shelter in the county and has achieved a nearly 90% placement rate for dogs and a 60% placement rate for cats through adoption, rescue, and transport.