Why We Do It
Why do we care about Service Dogs that help Disabled Veterans?
From the Executive Director: Feed the Dog, Inc. believes that American Veterans who utilize a Service Dog as a direct result of injuries and illness sustained from defending the United States should have support to maintain that dog. We strive to assist American Military Veterans with their Service Dogs, by helping to pay for optimal products and services so that these amazing creatures of healing and independence can perform their important duties with energy and vigor. The military fight for our freedom and safety. Service Dogs offer Safety and Freedom to our Veterans that have undergone Amputations, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other severities. Service Dogs provide security, friendship, physical/emotional assistance with the utmost loyalty. Who could ask for a better companion? Please help the dog that helps a Veteran today.
We, at Feed the Dog, Inc. raise and distribute funds for the specific charitable purpose of providing financial support for the lifelong care of Service Dogs of U.S. Military Veterans from all U.S. Military including Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and all Special Forces and Reserve Units. Such support is intended to relieve the financial costs of dog ownership, while enhancing the quality and longevity of service to the owner by providing at no cost such things as: veterinary care, grooming services, supplemental training, service dog specific equipment, canine insurance, dog walking services, premium dog food and products, supplies and general expenses associated with dog ownership.
*A service-connected disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to 100 percent, and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey Thousands of Veterans are either Paralyzed, have had Amputations, a Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD or other serious life altering injuries that could be aided with a Service Dog. Often a Veteran does not succeed in obtaining a Service Dog because of their financial status (inability to adequately care for the dog). This is where you can make a direct impact in the life of a Disabled Veteran and your love for dogs and appreciation for veterans and make both their lives better at the same time.
The focus at Feed the Dog, Inc. is to not only reduce the cost to Veterans to maintain their dogs, but to give them the best products and services available for the lifetime of the dog.
The Home Depot Foundation!
for Service Dog, Tex and his U.S. Army Veteran!
Thank you, Team Depot Florida volunteers who did all the hard work! Here’s a video of Tex enjoying this exceptional space…