Category: Veterans

Rethinking how we view some human animal bonds

How often do we rush to judgment based on the way someone looks and smells? Or mutter under our breath and jump to a conclusion about people without means and their pets? There’s a great blog post making the rounds this week – She wasn’t being rude – that has done a great job of... Read more »

Hounds and Heroes: Going to bat for rescue dogs and veterans

Hounds and Heroes: Going to bat for rescue dogs and veterans
What do you do for an encore when you’ve been a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, the only female NBA Scout, a front office executive for the Lakers, an actress and a sportscaster? If you’re Bonnie-Jill Laflin, you tap into your other two passions – animal rescue and helping veterans – to form a non-profit to help... Read more »

Veterans Day: 9 special pet programs for veterans and active military

Veterans Day: 9 special pet programs for veterans and active military
Pets are an important part of our family. For those in the military, the bond is just as tight. Over the past several years a variety of organizations have been created aimed at helping keep military families with their pets, rescuing pets from war zones and training and matching service dogs and therapy pets with... Read more »
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Veterans Day: Quest for service dogs for disabled veteran, diabetic son

Veterans Day: Quest for service dogs for disabled veteran, diabetic son
Monday is Veterans Day and November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. In Carol Stream, a disabled veteran and his diabetic son are working hard to raise funds for service dogs to help them both. Here’s their story. A veteran and his three-year-old son find themselves at a very similar place in life these days. Both... Read more »
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