RadioFence.com Proudly Sponsors Pets for Patriots
We’re SO excited to announce that RadioFence.com is a proud sponsor of Pets for Patriots!
This non-profit organization saves the lives of shelter pets by helping military members and veterans adopt “last chance” shelter dogs and cats that are most at risk of death or permanent homelessness.
Pets for Patriots is so near and dear to our hearts, especially on Veteran’s Day. We’re so thrilled to be able to help our veterans, the men and women currently serving in our military, and the dogs and cats in shelters that are in desperate need of homes.
Vietnam Veteran and Adopted Dog Save Each Other’s Lives
The most recent success story on the Pets for Patriots blog features Timothy, a vietnam veteran and purple heart recipient that describes the dogs and cats that he has rescued as “the only friends I had.” Timothy has found companionship in Melanie, a loyal and caring Pyrenees adopted through the Humane Society in Michigan thanks to Pets for Patriots. Timothy explains his need for a dog very simply: “I just like having company,” says Timothy. “They love you the way you are.” His life has improved tremendously since the adoption. He explains: “She gets me up walking and stuff where I wouldn’t,” he says. “I just don’t like to be around a lot of people. So if I take the dog with me, I stay away from people and have a friend.”
He is still unable to sleep at night, but Timothy passes the night hours by lying down beside Melanie who seems to truly enjoy his presence. When he falls down as a result of his neuromuscular difficulties, Melanie always lies next to him until he’s able to stand again. “That’s a friend,” he says proudly.
When Pets for Patriots asked him if he would encourage other veterans to adopt companion cats or dogs, Timothy’s response is immediate and positive: “Get one,” he urges. “Especially these young guys, you know? You’ve fought through a lot of it by the time you’re my age, but I still have problems.”
Timothy explains that a companion pet offers a different kind of friendship than another person can and may help a troubled veteran see him/herself more clearly. Something as simple as an adopted dog or cat can change everything.
“A dog will help you, because people don’t know. You can sit there and tell the dog your problems when nobody else will listen or they don’t understand. They listen, but they don’t understand,” he says, noting the magic of pets: “They make you forget.”
There are many more amazing stories like Timothy and Melanie’s on the Pets for Patriot’s Blog that show how much this amazing organization has touched and changed the lives of veterans and shelter pets.
You Can Help Without Donating A Penny Of Your Own Money
We know it can be hard to find the extra money to donate to charity, especially during the holidays. But we believe you should still have the chance to help and make a difference even if you can’t afford to donate their own money.
That’s why we are giving you 5% off your entire purchase PLUS we’re donating 5% of your order to Pets for Patriots at no extra charge to you!
You can feel great about making a difference in veterans and shelter animal’s lives. RadioFence.com is happy to donate on your behalf. All you have to do is use the code RFP4P at check out! Thank you in advance for using our special code on your purchase and playing a critical role in donating to Pets for Patriots.