PACT for Animals Military Foster Program was launched and run by PACT for Animals, a non-profit organization devoted to companion animals and their caretakers. This wonderful program helps find homes for pets whose guardians are being deployed.
Military men and women are sent overseas every day, and they likely leave behind companion pets who have nowhere to go. This is where the Military Foster Program comes in to ease the strain on all parties involved.
PACT works with a network of foster families to find a perfect fit for the pets in question, then sign an agreement with the foster family to give the pets a loving, happy home until the guardians return from their deployment. They remain in frequent contact with the foster family to ensure everything is going smoothly.
The foster family also sends videos, pictures, and emails to the guardians so they can see their beloved pets and know they’re in good hands while they’re serving our country.
One such story of two dogs named Sasha and Veda is worth discussing.
David, Deborah, and their three children fostered Sasha, a 95-pound Cane Corso, and Veda, a 40-pound Shepherd mix while their guardians, Andrew and Kathleen, spent four months in Afghanistan. Sasha and Veda’s parents were thrilled to know their companion animals are in a great home while they served in the Air Force.
On February 27, the guardians returned home from Afghanistan. Sasha and Veda had become very comfortable with their wonderful foster family, but the second they saw Mom and Dad again, they couldn’t contain their excitement. Click here to watch the heartwarming video of their reunion.
Our sincerest thanks to the soldiers who courageously serve, defend, and protect our country, and to the foster families who open their hearts and home to keep their animals safe for them while they are deployed. It gives them peace of mind especially knowing they will be reunited with them upon their return.
Check out other success stories – and current foster families! – here.
Want to apply to become a foster family in the Military Foster Program? Read the details here.
Click here to watch NBC10’s Doug Schimell interview David Calvaresi and his family, Drew and Kathleen Barton, and Buzz Miller about PACT.
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