Discounted adoption, veterinary fees available to all U.S. troops and veterans
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has teamed up with Pets for Patriots to help connect adult and special-needs homeless pets with current and past members of the U.S. military. The partnership gives our servicemen and women the opportunity to help save animal lives by receiving up to 75 percent off the adoption fee, and a lifetime 10 percent discount on veterinary care from MHS veterinary centers. Additionally, Pets for Patriots will provide ongoing financial support toward the purchase of pet food and care products.
“This is MHS’ second year partnering with Pets for Patriots, and we remain excited and proud to be helping these brave men and women find their new best friend,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of marketing and communications for MHS. “There are so many animals out there that would make an absolutely wonderful pet, but are overlooked for one reason or another, be it their age, size or even a medical condition. Through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, we’re not only finding these animals a home, we’re helping transform the lives of our American patriots.”
This partnership has already paid dividends for a number of pets, including Annie, an 8-year-old German shepherd, who was adopted by Amy and Kevin Kaul of Sterling Heights. Kevin is active duty in the U.S. Navy, and the family, including their three children, fell in love with Annie after meeting her at the MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco in Sterling Heights.
Service men and women interested in the program must first apply through Pets for Patriots, located online at www.petsforpatriots.org, and provide proof of their military service. Joining Pets for Patriots is free to veterans and service members and approval typically takes one or two business days. Afterwards, the military member can visit any MHS location to receive expert assistance in choosing a new best friend.
Eligible adopters will have either served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States armed forces at any stage of their careers – active, reserve, National Guard, retired or veteran. Dogs or cats two years and older, dogs 40-pounds or larger regardless of age, and special needs dogs and cats will be made available for adoption through the program. Through the program, MHS will help any service member in the community in the Pets for Patriots program find a needs- and lifestyle-appropriate pet.
For a listing of adoptable pets, information about the Michigan Humane Society or to make a donation, please visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263) Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.
Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to bringing pets and people together in a lifelong bond of mutual friendship, loyalty and love. Pets for Patriots creates unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless adult dogs and cats.