We are honored to support American Humane’s pilot program, “Shelter to Service”! This is a new program run by American Humane, which will rescue shelter dogs and train them to become lifesaving service animals for military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The program provides advanced training for the dogs, in the hopes of becoming specialized service dogs for prospective veterans. The class of canines will learn everything from basic obedience to safe, proper behaviors in public places. Eventually, each dog will begin to learn specific tasks tailored to meet the unique needs of a veteran with PTS or TBI.
“An average of 20 American veterans commit suicide each day, and an estimated 670,000 dogs are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters every year,” said American Humane President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. “With the support of Kriser’s Natural Pet, American Humane’s Shelter to Service program will save lives of adoptable, abandoned animals and harness the power of the human-animal bond to help our nation’s veterans.”
Kriser’s and Kriser’s Approved food and supplies brands came together to donate 3-months supply of natural food, natural treats, dog beds and other essential supplies to help these pups through their rigorous training.
Kriser’s is proud to helping save lives on both ends of the leash! Stay up to date with this program on our Facebook page!