I wanted to share on my blog this week
about a wonderful organization for which I was honored to volunteer
this weekend at Four Lakes Recreation in Lisle, Illinois. This
event was the Harley Davidson 6th Annual Bike and Hot Rod Poker Run
benefitting military working dogs through Save-A-Vet.org.
Save-A-Vet began in the heart of Iraq War veteran Danny Scheurer
when he was stationed in one of the most dangerous places in
Baghdad during one of the worst times in the war. Danny learned
that a military contractor whose contract with the government was
not being renewed had decided to abandon their corporate-owned K-9s
on the backstreets of Baghdad, leaving behind these noble animals
to avoid the costs of transporting and sheltering them.
The Save-A-Vet mission helps rescue military and law enforcement
working dogs and other service animals from being put down when
their service to country and community is done, and provides
housing and relief for disabled veterans who help take care of
The invitation to volunteer to help our
canine friends but also our veterans was an inspiring opportunity.
I want to thank Holistic Health Care Centers LLC, Healer Warrior,
and the seven AOM interns for all their time and effort for this
very worthy cause. I met many veterans, active duty and reserve,
from all branches and their canine companions.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please visit
their website at Save-A-Vet.org. This is a great way to show our
support to our veterans, Stoic professionals and four-legged
Thank you for your continued support of the AOM blog. Stay cool!
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