In the time it takes you to watch this video a veteran has taken his own life. 5,000 each year that felt they had no where to turn, no one to help them. That is two every hour of every day.
This is Mr. Butler and his veteran daddy Paul pictured to the right. Mr. Butler came to us while located in Los Angeles and now has become a best friend and ESD to his daddy. They live outside of August GA.
A few of our awesome former guest
Every 63 minutes a US Veteran commits suicide
That equates to 22 Veterans as well as 1 Active Duty military personnel commit suicide, every day.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that on any given night, 200,000 veterans are homeless, and 400,000 veterans will experience homelessness during the course of a year.
Our former pup Plato, pictured above with his US Marine daddy, was donated to a program in southern CA after completing training with us where he underwent an additional 12 months of training to become a service dog. He graduated on Feb 17, 2016. You may see all of Plato's journey through the Shelter to Soldiers web site or via the link from his amazing sponsor, Plato Pet Treats.
Our program is open to any displaced US Veteran in need of help. We offer a home, stability, employment working with the dogs, and a new beginning to the next chapter of their lives. We are like family, here to offer help to those that have been thrown away and failed and forgotten by our government and society, just like our dogs have been thrown away and failed by their previous owners.
If you know of a forgotten veteran, come across one, or are one yourself, please reach out to us. We will turn no veteran in need of help away as we firmly believe in leave no man behind.
Pictured to the right is another former pup we saved out of a high kill shelter in Los Angeles, Foxy. Foxy was donated to her daddy Justine which suffers from PTSD. Foxy is a certified service dog and accompanies Justine everywhere he goes.