“Paws for Patriots” Adoption Program Benefits Service Men and Women

A serviceman meets his new best friend.
A serviceman meets his new best friend.

“Paws for Patriots” is the Roanoke Valley SPCA’s way to thank disabled and retired military personnel for their service to our country by underwriting the adoption fees for those wishing to bring a new pet into their home.  The program is especially important to those with disabilities that would benefit from companionship of a pet.

The health benefits of pet ownership are well documented and the “Paws for Patriots” adoption program can help provide a disabled veteran with a pet of his or her own.  The program can also help to place suitable pets in loving homes.

The RVSPCA is accepting tax-deductible gifts to offset the cost of “Paws for Patriots.” Each dog, cat, or rabbit at the shelter is spayed/neutered, given age appropriate vaccinations, and is microchipped before it is eligible for adoption. A gift to the “Paws for Patriots” fund will help us to provide the unconditional love that only a pet can bring to returning service men and women who have served our country in the military.

Collection of funds will be ongoing until the agency reaches their goal.  Donations can be made online at www.rvspca.org or by mail to 1340 Baldwin Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24012.