We all know Fayetteville is a military town. Chances are someone you are close to is in (or has been in) the military. With the current issues in Iraq and forces on Bragg being mobilized, we have been faced with a mass influx of requests for long term care… and while we specialize in caring for your pets, in your home, the kind of long term care required in these deployment circumstances are often outside of the parameters of the services we can provide.
With so many military deployments, there are pets that are being left with friends, relatives or worse. Every day across the country our military men and women are sent to places where their pets cannot go. Many military pet owners are forced to surrender their pets, with the harsh reality that they may never see them again. Their service to our country leads to them sacrificing a loved family member.
Fortunately, there are SEVERAL amazing organizations that provide services for just this situation!
Dogs on Deployment – They believe in providing vital assistance to military pet owners. This is a nation-wide non-profit organization which provides an online network to search for volunteers who are willing to foster their pets. They advocate for military pet owner rights, provide education, and grant financial assistance during times of emergency. You can register as a pet owner OR a pet foster. For more information visit them here www.dogsondeployment.org
PACT – Pact is dedicated to stopping the growing trend of sacrificing pets, providing affordable care, and reuniting pets with their owners after their service. “PACT exists for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect this country every day. Our Military Foster Program provides the help and support they need that is crucial to both the animal’s well-being and the owner’s peace of mind.” https://pactforanimals.org/pacts-work/military-foster-program
Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets – This program is dedicated to assisting active duty service members, veterans, wounded warriors and their pets through their multiple different programs. They provide service from 2 to 12 months depending on the situation, and provide service to all 50 states. They can assist with short term emergency boarding expenses and vet expenses for homeless military service members. https://gafsp.org/programs/foster-home-program/
Sugarland Ranch – Provides boarding for dogs and cats that belong to active duty military personnel who are deployed to combat areas. They have a sliding fee schedule that is based upon ability to pay. This program is also run off of donations from the general public.