Coleman Natural Foods, the nation’s first natural and organic meat company, pledged $800,000 over three years to support American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program. Pups4Patriots is a national initiative that finds qualified dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to be life-saving dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Research has shown that specialized PTS and TBI service dogs can offer life-changing and often life-saving—support to veterans in need. However, there are obstacles standing in the way for veterans in need of service dogs. Waiting lists are often 18-24 months long and the training process is time-consuming and expensive, costing as much as $30,000 per dog.
Starting in 2019, American Humane will be able to train more service dogs because of the generosity of Coleman Natural Foods, with a goal of training more than two dozen dogs and making life-saving matches.
“At Coleman, we take our ability to help those who defend us and our freedom in a personal way. We have more than a dozen veterans employed at our company, and many more among our family and friends. We like to dream big when veterans are in need and turn that dream into reality. We are proud to support Pups4Patriots.” Mel Coleman
Coleman Natural Foods is an American Humane Certified™ producer of natural pork products. This designation helps assure customers that the food on their plates was raised humanely under the science- and evidence-based protections established by American Humane.