Operation Hero-Animal Bond strives to help veterans and adoptable animals.
The program will offer services to veterans on a national level, covering adoption fees for qualified veterans and providing each veteran with an adoption kit (which will include items such as a several month supply of pet food, a leash, a collar, enrichment items, etc.) to set them and their new companion up for a successful life together.
Operation Hero-Animal Bond will also leverage the Humane Society of the United States' relationships with more than 350 shelter and rescue partners across the country. As the only animal welfare organization with a formal partnership with the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, we'll be able to reach millions of veterans who may be interested in adding a shelter pet to their family and enable them to experience the enduring relationship and love that pets provide.
Operation Hero-Animal Bond launched in January 2019 with HSUS shelter partners in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. If you are a veteran located in or around D.C., Roanoke or Richmond and are interested in adopting a shelter pet, please apply today!
Shelter participation is voluntary and will depend on proximity to participating Veterans Administration hospitals or other organizations and the availability of a behavior specialist to pre-screen the pet prior to an adoption with participating veterans.
Are you a shelter interested in participating in this program?
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Further questions about the program? Contact us.