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Updated: August 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

GREAT NEWS!

 

 

Thanks to the No Dog Gets Left Behind organization, whose fundraiser was just held on August 16th, funding will be provided for the rescue of both Betty AND Albert.

 

 
They will be sent to War Dogs Making It Home in Chicago where they will be trained as service dogs for two of our veterans suffering from PTSD/TBI.  
Betty’s service training will be funded by

No Dog Gets Left Behind.

 
Albert’s service training will be funded by

The Tamaki Foundation.

Thank you to all the wonderful donors and the organizations that have made these rescues possible!

 

 

 

 

 Our Featured Rescue Story

for August is

'Shadow aka Gunner'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see recent updates on ALL our Nowzad rescued War Dogs – including our newest War Dog – Rufus!

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2014

 

Next Grants

 

 

Nowzad

 

$ 11,000

 

 

 
Thank you to all our generous donors
for making this grant possible.

 

 

  

 

     

RECENT UPDATES

 

Upcoming Rescues click here  updated 08-18-2014

Your Donations at Work click here  updated 08-07-2014

Featured Rescue Story click here  updated 08-01-2014

Kala becomes a War Dog click here  updated 06-22-2014

Hannah becomes a War Dog click here updated 06-22-2014

Pippa becomes a War Dog click here updated 06-22-2014

Rufus becomes a War Dog click here updated 06-22-2014

Homecoming Album click here  updated 06-01-2014

 

   

 

 

 

 

Our Purpose

 

 

The purpose of the Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fund is to help the animals who’ve meant so much to our troops and who can ultimately mean so much to our veterans.

 
By supporting Nowzad Dogs, we promote the welfare and rescue of animals in war-torn Middle Eastern countries where our soldiers are stationed. These animals have often provided immeasurable comfort to those serving in harsh and extremely difficult situations.  These dogs who find their way into our soldiers’ compounds and into their hearts, are often left behind to suffer terribly when the soldiers must move on.  We want to help them go home with the soldiers who love them.

 
By supporting War Dogs Making It Home, we promote service dog training for our veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI.

 
The value of these animals for the morale and health of our soldiers cannot be underestimated.


the following excerpt from The National Alliance on Mental Illness helps illustrate this point:
According to the Army Surgeon General’s special assistant for mental health, Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., the Army is using dogs “much more” to help soldiers recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  “Animals are not just cute,” Ritchie said. “They provide support.”
The observation came at a 2010 NAMI Convention symposium on “Veterans and Military Mental Health,” focusing on the needs of returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other veterans

 

Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fundis a Donor Advised Fund, administered by Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica), a US 501c(3) public charity that specializes in the responsible oversight of global giving, American donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by law for their contributions.

 

 

The money raised through this fund will go directly to the following:

 

Nowzad Dogs, the British charity responsible for the rescue of our soldiers' adopted pets from Afghanistan.

 

or

 

War Dogs Making It Home, an organization helping Veterans with PTSD and TBI

 

 

 

 

 

How to Help


To donate online, click on the 'Donate Now' - Button below.

 

 

 

To donate by check, please go to the DONATE NOW page of our web site (reference at the left) and download the donor form there.

 

 

 

 
Please remember each check must be accompanied by a

completed Donor Form.

 

 

The SAC Fund thanks all our donors
 and the following organizations for their support:

The Bushong Family Foundation

The Sence Foundation

The Tamaki Foundation
Onyx and Breezy Foundation

The Tauber Foundation
The Community Foundation of Boulder County
Pet Meds