Coleman Natural Foods: 25+ dogs and veterans to be matched
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 which finds dogs in search of forever homes and trains them to be lifesaving service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Research shows that specially trained PTS service dogs can reduce stress and anxiety levels, mitigate depression, ease social reintegration, provide comfort and restore confidence in affected veterans. However, there are many obstacles standing in the way of veterans in need of service dogs including long waiting lists and high costs.
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 lifesaving 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.