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.
In order to participate in Operation Hero-Animal Bond, your shelter or rescue must be an HSUS Shelter and Rescue Partner. This national network of animal shelters, rescue groups and other humane organizations choose to join us in targeting large-scale animal abuse cases.
Operation Hero-Animal Bond is a concept as of late 2018. Funding is needed to launch the program and we are optimistic that we will generate the support needed to launch pilot programs working with one or more Veterans’ Affairs hospitals or treatment centers and programs in 2019. We hope to expand to additional locations in the coming years. In the event that the program does not launch, the Humane Society of the United States will use remaining funds to provide a grant to one or more existing local programs to support veterans and pet adoptions.
Your generous gift will help launch the program, covering any adoption fees and items such as a free wellness veterinary visit, a supply of pet food, access to subsidized pet behavior training programs and other pet supplies, ensuring Operation Hero-Animal Bond’s continued success.
Further questions about the program? Contact us.