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Save a Vet Benefit

2013-07-16_dogvet1I 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 them.

2013-07-16_dogvet2The 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 friends.

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