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Kriser’s Natural Pet Stores Raising Funds to Help American Humane Provide Lifesaving Service Dogs to Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress

October 27, 2016 — As the nation gears up to commemorate Veterans Day, a company dedicated to the health of America’s animals is stepping forward to ensure the health of the brave warriors who have made major sacrifices in fighting for our freedom. Kriser’s Natural Pet stores across the country are raising money to help American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization which has supported the U.S. military for 100 years, provide lifesaving service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS).

Every day, 184 veterans are diagnosed with PTS and 20 die at their own hands – nearly one an hour. Waiting times for obtaining one of these highly trained critically important animals is estimated at between 12-18 months – far too long when the odds for heroes are this great.

To change these odds and save lives, Kriser’s Natural Pet stores across the country are collecting $1 donations from customers who visit their stores between November 6 and November 19 to help American Humane put healing leashes in the hands of veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. Trained PTS service dogs are extremely expensive at around $20,000 apiece, but provide invaluable outcomes for veterans suffering the invisible wounds of war. Veterans with service dogs have reported improved sleep, decreased startle responses, and a decrease in the need for prescribed pain medication.

“As Veteran’s Day nears, we are proud to help support our true national heroes by raising funds and awareness to provide service animals as part of the Wags4Patriots initiative that American Humane coordinates,” said Brad Kriser, founder & CEO of Kriser’s Natural Pet. “In this month of Thanksgiving, our entire Kriser’s Pack gives thanks to the people who have served our country and the amazing companion animals that support them.”

“Honoring our veterans involves both commemoration and active participation on our parts,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “We all need to do what we can to care for and protect those who have sacrificed so much to protect us. Our veterans, including those who suffer from the invisible wounds of war, now need our help. I salute Kriser’s Natural Pet stores for choosing to stand with our veterans and urge Americans who love their pets – and our vets – to support this important effort on behalf of those who have given so much to this country.”

Participating Kriser’s Natural Pet store locations:

CALIFORNIA

Kriser’s Natural Pet
12507 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
24272 Valencia Blvd.
Valencia, CA 91355

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
5365 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1044 Irvine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
3341 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1559 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
23894 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
303 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
966 S. Westlake Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91361

 

COLORADO

Kriser’s Natural Pet
4930 South Yosemite Street
Greeenwood Village, CO 80111

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
3531 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1910 Chestnut Pl.
Denver, CO 80202

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
3475 S. University
Englewood, CO 80113

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
14710 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80401

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
5160 W. 120th Ave. Suite A
Westminster, CO 80020

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
9362 S Colorado Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

 

ILLINOIS

Kriser’s Natural Pet
2055 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1103 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
3232 Lake Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1033 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
168 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1640 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
20291 N. Rand Road
Kildeer, IL 60074

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
674 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
356 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
15160 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
8 W. Gartner Rd
Naperville, IL 60540

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
780 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

 

TEXAS

Kriser’s Natural Pet
5160 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
15556 Cutten Road
Houston, TX 77070

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
250 W 20th St
Houston, TX 77008

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1925 Hughes Landing Blvd
The Woodlands, TX 77380

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
427 N. Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78232

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
10225 Research Blvd., Suite 1500
Austin, TX 78759

 

Kriser’s Natural Pet
1515 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019

 

Wylie Wagg

5B East Washington St.

Middleburg, VA 20117

 

Wylie Wagg

3903-F Fair Ridge Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22033

 

Wylie Wagg

7505 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Wylie Wagg

2509 N. Franklin Rd.

Arlington, VA 22201

 

Wylie Wagg

3707 Newark St. NW

Washington, DC 20016

 

 

About American Humane

American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. For more information, please visit www.americanhumane.org.

 

About Kriser’s Natural Pet

Kriser’s, often referred to by its customers as the “Whole Foods for pets,” is a multi-unit pet retailer specializing in natural pet food, supplies and grooming. Founded by lifelong pet owner and healthy pet advocate Brad Kriser, the company has locations in four regions – Chicagoland, Denver/Fort Collins, CO, Southern California, Texas (Houston, Austin & San Antonio) – and recently announced an acquisition to extend its reach to D.C. and Northern Virginia. The stores are all based on a model of educating consumers and providing an unparalleled shopping experience in a clean and inviting store area. All products sold in Kriser’s stores are carefully selected by Brad and his team, and endorsed as “Kriser’s Approved” only after extensive review. In addition to carrying a large variety of natural food and treats brands, which have no corn, soy or by-products, Kriser’s also offers grooming services and a wide selection of toys and supplies.

At the forefront of the natural segment of the flourishing pet industry, Kriser’s has grown steadily with an unwavering commitment to pets. In addition to its 2014-2015 Retailer of the Year Award from Pet Product News International and finalist spot in Pet Age‘s Business of the Year Awards in the Natural Products category, Kriser’s also received the Best Overall Multi-Unit Pet Retailer at the 2013 and 2015 Global Pet Expos.  For more information, please visit www.krisers.com.

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