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WOOF FOR VETS

are having to choose food for themselves, medications, utilities or pets. Giving dog food has helped to alleviate one choice, owners do not have to pick whether to feed their families or their pets and/or keep their pets. Woof for Vets initiative started back in fall, 2019 with Nestle Purina. We are making sure and easier that money does not stand in the way of the pet’s next meal. Having a pet brings joy and they are treated as part of the family We at Woof for Vets send out a big shout out and a hearty thank you from numerous veterans to Nestle’ Purina’s own Representative, Marcia Sales. Service Dogs Service dogs are literally and figuratively opening doors for veterans, allowing them to socialize, go back to work, and even travel. Unlike emotional support animals who don’t go through the rigorous training process that service dogs do, these dogs are always well-behaved and allowed by law into most places that other dogs are not, like the workplace. Often many veterans are left with severe PTSD or severe injuries after performing their duties for his/ her country. Research show that service dogs change veterans’ lives, they help alleviate night terrors, balance issues, vigilance, increase security, confidence, spend more time in public and in their workplace.

Service Dogs Changed Veterans Lives Service dogs are literally and figuratively opening doors for veterans, allowing them to socialize, go back to work, and even travel. Unlike emotional support animals who don’t go through the rigorous training process that service dogs do, these dogs are always well-behaved and allowed by law into most places that other dogs are not, like the workplace. After performing duties for his/her country many veterans are left with severe PTSD. Service dogs change veterans’ lives, they help alleviate night terrors, balance issues, vigilance, increase security, confidence, spend more time in public and in their workplace. Dog Food for Veterans Woof for Vets initially started distributing several thousand pounds of Nestle-Purina dog food to veterans during the fall of 2019, which has made an enormous difference in the lives of veterans. Especially those who have fallen on hard times due to limited income, Social Security, fewer benefits, and those that struggle with mental and/or physical disabilities. We at Woof for Vets are sending a big shout out and a hearty thank you from numerous veterans to Nestle- Purina’s own Plains Area Manager, Marci Sale. A huge thank you goes out to Emmett and Kathleen, and also Vonnie and Frank for taking their time and using their vehicles to help distribute dog food to veterans. If you would like to help, are feeling generous,or have extra dog food – donating can help a pet to stay in a veteran’s home.

“Old Glory” Born in Philadelphia on June 14, 1777, the flag of the United States of America symbolizes the patriotic ideals of a nation “conceived in liberty” and admired around the world. “From the dawn’s early light to the twilight’s last gleaming.”

Dog Food from Purina Many veterans and their families fallen on hard times are in a financial bind and are having to make some hard choices. Pet owners’

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