Every once in a while, a story comes along that inspires you to do something big. For Stainmaster®, that story was Pets for Patriots, a non-profit founded by Beth Zimmerman, that brings together two of America’s most important groups: veterans and rescue animals.
These are two groups who could desperately use the companionship that comes with adopting a pet. Pets for Patriots helps United States military veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter dogs and cats hope and a home.
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. Every eight seconds, a dog or cat is put to death for lack of anyone to adopt them. Veterans have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and rescue animals, have often been abandoned in one form or another and are only looking for love and friendship. Companion pet adoption saves two lives.
To promote the human-animal bond and reduce the chance of adopted animals being surrendered to shelters, Pets for Patriots provides veterans with a few benefits to make pet guardianship more affordable over the life of the pet. These include ‘welcome home’ contributions of pet food and other essentials, access to high-quality, discounted veterinary care, and discounts on a range of pet-related goods and services.
Recently, Stainmaster® donated $10,000 to Pets for Patriots that will fully fund 40 adoptions, provide a generous welcome home contribution that will go toward pet food and other essentials and provide post-adoption follow-ups for a year.
Coles has always been a huge supporter of pet adoption, partnering with Stainmaster® and the San Diego Humane Society to host multiple adoption events over the last few years, and we are so happy to see an organization like Pets for Patriots giving back to Veterans and pets alike.
Learn more about Pets for Patriots.