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Updated: August 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 Our Featured Rescue

is

 

Hope

 

   

 

 

April 1, 2015

 

Next Grant

 

to Nowzad

 

15,000

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

     

RECENT UPDATES

 

 

Upcoming Rescues click here  updated 08-23-2015

Featured Rescue Story click here  updated 06-15-2015

Homecoming Album click here  updated 05-26-2015

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

Hannah becomes a War Dog click here updated 10-14-2014

Kala becomes a War Dog click here  updated 08-25-2014

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

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