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This Military Appreciation Month, American Humane and Coleman All Natural Meats Share Support for Veterans

This Military Appreciation Month, as we honor those who served, let’s not forget the hidden scars and invisible wounds some veterans carry. American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program offers a powerful form of support: pairing specially trained service dogs with veterans and first responders struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Since 2019, American Humane Pups4Patriots has provided over 30 life-saving service dogs to U.S. veterans in need of support in large thanks to Coleman All Natural Meats.

These dogs in need of loving homes undergo rigorous training to become lifesaving service dogs. They learn critical skills to help veterans navigate daily challenges, from supporting them during anxiety attacks to providing a calming presence. The program ensures the human-animal bond flourishes through personalized training sessions, creating a lasting partnership.

There are many obstacles standing in the way of veterans in need of service dogs, including long waiting lists and intensive training costing upwards of $30,000 per service dog. Coleman All Natural Meats, a committed supporter since 2020, recognizes the profound impact these lifesaving service dogs have on veterans’ lives and has provided over $800,000 in much needed support, enabling American Humane to take on these costs.

John, a U.S. Army veteran, was paired with the service dog Savior and together they are a shining example of the life-changing power of the human-animal bond.

In John’s own words: “American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program has been life changing. I was treated as a person, not a disability, and was given a lifeline I so desperately needed – Savior. I now see a bright future and am able to leave my house without fear. I owe everything to you. Thank you for giving my life back.”

Our program is made possible through the generous support of donors like Coleman All Natural Meats. For more information on Pups4Patriots click on this link.

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