It’s our birthday!
The Soldiers' Animal Companions Fund was born in April of 2010 to support the British charity Nowzad Dogs with tax-deductible US donations.
Since that time we have been able to help Nowzad --- and our soldiers and the animals that have helped them -- with thousands of dollars from American donors.
A huge thank you to every one of our donors for making this possible.
We celebrate with our latest grant to Nowzad of $15,000.
We celebrate two new War Dogs graduations – Rufus and Livvy!
Please click here to read about Rufus’ graduation and here to read about Livvy’s graduation.
April 1, 2015
Thank you to all our generous donors
for making this grants possible.
Pen meets the wonderful members of the SAC Fund Club at Camden Catholic High School.
They have accomplished so much and provided funding for many rescues.
We thank them and salute them!
Upcoming Rescues click here updated 04-16-2015
Your Donations at Work click here updated 04-01-2015
Pippa becomes a War Dog click here updated 03-08-2015
Rufus becomes a War Dog click here updated 03-08-2015
Livvy becomes a War Dog click here updated 03-08-2015
Featured Rescue Story click here updated 03-01-2015
Homecoming Album click here updated 03-01-2015
Hannah becomes a War Dog click here updated 10-14-2014
Kala becomes a War Dog click here updated 08-25-2014
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 overestimated.
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.
War Dogs Making It Home, an organization helping Veterans with PTSD and TBI