Give a disabled vet the freedom they have given you

Posted By elaine on November 11, 2009

 

These are some of the dogs trained to help veterans.  Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

These are some of the dogs trained to help veterans. Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

This Veteran’s Day you can help disabled vet and give an unwanted dog a second chance.  Freedom Service Dogs based right here in Colorado was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to help disabled people get trained service dogs.  Since then Freedom Service Dogs has become one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country, pairing up more than a 140 dogs with people in need.   

     In 2009 the organization recognized that with soldiers fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan more and more solders are in need of help, so they have decided to concentrate its efforts on identifying deserving disabled veterans and matching them with a trained service dog companion. Most of these service men and women are young, and now have to endure a long lifetime with physical and mental disabilities that make their lives very difficult. .  A service dog can give soldiers and veterans mobility and freedom they otherwise wouldn’t have, and there was no other organization that focuses specifically on vets. 

"Zinger" is a Freedom Service Dog.  Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

"Zinger" is a Freedom Service Dog. Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

     To date they have had a 100% success rate in placing dogs that do not become service dogs in adoptive homes.

     Now here is how you can help.   Freedom Service Dogs is looking to raise $500,000 from concerned Americans and businesses to acquire, train, and place service dogs with as many deserving veterans as possible.

 

Here is what your donation will provide:

· $5 will feed a dog for a day

· $25 will buy a gentle leader halter

· $50 will buy a training backpack

· $500 will buy a custom balance harness

· $5,000 will cover Camp Service Training for six dogs

· $25,000 will cover a fully trained dog with a deserving disabled veteran

 

A PTSD trained service dog.  Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

A PTSD trained service dog. Courtesy Freedom Service Dogs.

For more information on this amazing organization go to www.freedomservicedogs.org and check out this videos that explains what they do.

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