UPDATE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED OUR OCTOBER CRAFT-A-RAMA AND
DINE AND DONATE EVENTS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
PETS FOR VETERANS EVENT, JACKSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
November 12 through November 26, 2013
FRIENDS HAS SET ASIDE UP TO $2,000 DURING THIS TIME FRAME TO PAY ADOPTION FEES FOR ONE DOG OR UP TO TWO CATS FOR ANY VETERAN WHO COMES TO THE JACKSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER (ON SPRING ARBOR RD.) WITH PHOTO ID AND COPY OF THEIR DD214 DISCHARGE PAPERS. (A JACKSON COUNTY VETERANS ID CARD IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE.)
PLEASE SEE THE "EVENT" LISTING PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
WE ARE HAPPY THAT WE CAN SAY THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL HEROES BY HELPING THEM FIND
A NEW BEST FRIEND!
UPDATE: IF YOU LIVE IN THE SOUTHWEST AREA OF JACKSON, YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF "SOUTHWEST JACKSON LIFE" MAGAZINE. (IT IS A PUBLICATION THAT YOU WOULD RECEIVE IN YOUR MAIL.) WE'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE EDITOR AND PUBLISHERS OF THIS MAGAZINE FOR PRINTING A FEATURE ARTICLE ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS AND OUR PETS FOR VETERANS CAMPAIGN. WE'RE ALSO DELIGHTED THAT ONE OF THE DOGS THAT WAS CURED FROM HEARTWORM DISEASE, THANKS TO MEDICINE THAT WE PROVIDED FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER, WAS FEATURED ON THE COVER! HE IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY SUCCESSES WE HAVE ENJOYED THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISERS HELD BY FRIENDS. HE AND MANY OF HIS PALS WHO ARRIVED AT THE SHELTER ALREADY INFECTED, HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TREATED AND CURED FROM THIS DEADLY DISEASE AND SUBSEQUENTLY ADOPTED INTO LOVING HOMES. WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!
Our November, 2013 Pets For Veterans was another resounding success! We hope to get photos of some of the veterans and their new furry family members. Please check back to see if we have been able to add them to our site. Updates will follow....
We are proud to announce our "Pets for Veterans" Event !!
During the week of December 12th through the 19th we are having a special event for US Veteran's to help them find a new pet to adopt and love. UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response of recent adoptions at the shelter, we have extended this offer. It has come to our attention that the dog kennels have a smaller selection now than usual and some veteran's have come in and not found the perfect match they were looking for on that particular day. If you are a qualified veteran and visit the shelter and do not complete an adoption, you can ask the staff for a voucher. Our voucher will be good for 30 days from issue, not to exceed January, 23, 2013. (This voucher is valid only while the funds allocated for this program are available.) You are welcome to visit the shelter as many times as you like while you look for your ideal pet to take home!
We have set up a partnership with the Jackson County Animal Shelter (on Spring Arbor Rd., across from Lumen Christi High School). During the designated dates we will pay for pet adoptions for those who have served our country. We have set aside a fund of $3,000 to pay for these adoptions at the Jackson, MI shelter. To qualify, all they need to do is show a photo ID as well as a copy of their DD214 discharge papers or a Jackson County Veteran's ID card. We will pay their adoption and license fees for one dog or up to two cats per veteran during this special week, or until our funding runs out.
We are pleased that we can show our local heroes how much we appreciate their service to our country while helping deserving shelter animals to find a loving home at the same time. Everyone deserves a best friend and we hope to make this happen for many veteran's as well as homeless animals during our "Pets For Veteran's" Event. Check back after the event dates to find out how many animals found loving homes!
The photo below (left) of the happy family was taken the first day of our Pets For Veterans event. Congratulations to our first veteran on his selection of their new furry one! The next photo is of Oliver. He came to the shelter a while ago, heartworm positive, and had been treated thanks to our donation for medicines at the shelter. He too was a lucky doggie on the very first day of the event. Oliver, now named Duce, was able to go home with his new "dad", another veteran who benefited from our program. Duce can be seen with his new family, Wes and Rick Wheeler, in the third photo. And last but not least, John and Nancy Koker welcome their new pal "Radar" to their family. These are just a few of our many success stories from our Pets For Veterans event.
UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that at the conclusion of our event this past December, seven dogs and four cats were adopted into loving homes by local veteran's. We are thrilled that we were able to be a part of matching these deserving veteran's with a new best friend. We wish them all much happiness together!
Coming Soon: Photos of happy furries and their new families from our July, 2013 Pets For Veterans Campaign!