Zoetis, the leading animal health company, announced the expansion of its K-9 Courage™ Program this week to support two American Humane initiatives benefiting military dogs and service dogs that assist veterans: the Wags4Patriots program that helps provide service dogs for veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and the Emergency Veterinary Grants for Military Dogs program that awards financial grants to provide emergency treatment to retired military dogs in need.
Zoetis first launched the K-9 Courage Program in 2015 in partnership with the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve and the National Police Dog Foundation. The program provides healthcare assistance to retired police and military dogs in the form of an annual $300 per dog owner that can be applied toward any veterinary expense ranging from wellness visits and vaccines to prescription medications and treats. After quickly reaching its inaugural year goal of supporting 500 dogs, the program has already expanded twice to help meet demand. With this new expansion in 2017 to help service dogs used in the Wags4Patriots program, the K-9 Courage Program will assist 650 retired military, police and PTS service dogs.
We are so grateful that Zoetis is helping support these worthy American military heroes – both canine and human. To learn more about Wags4Patriots and the Emergency Veterinary Grants for Military Dogs programs from American Humane, please click here.
In 2017, Zoetis will provide approximately $225,000 in financial support for the beneficiaries of its K-9 Courage Program, in addition to product donations. To learn more, please visit www.k9couragefromzoetis.com.