Pets Healing Vets pairs qualifying veterans returning from active duty with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with shelter animals in need of homes. This program offered by the Humane Society for Hamilton County serves veterans throughout the state of Indiana.
18 military veterans commit suicide every day.
4,000,000 animals are put to sleep in shelters every year.
We want to change both.
Our mission is to help rehabilitate veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by pairing them up with a carefully selected shelter dog or cat in need of a home.
The healing power of pets is undeniable. Programs like Pets Healing Vets are operating around the country with great success. Program facilitators have found that veterans often relate to shelter animals who are themselves often misunderstood and dealing with anxieties associated with fear and abuse.
The comfort of knowing a loyal dog is there to make them feel safe, an adoring feline companion waits at home, or just having a living being who is depending on them can make all the difference in the recovery process...and even save a life.