“Veterans Saving At-Risk Shelter Dogs”
Over 3 million healthy, adoptable companion animals die in shelters annually. One of the main challenges animal welfare groups and shelters have, is finding ways to re-home shelter animals. Increasing public awareness that wonderful companion animals can be found in shelters is just the start.
The mission of Canines With a Cause is to create a sustainable and replicable program that engages combat veterans to train dogs from high-kill shelters as cost-effective service, emotional therapy and companion dogs. All of the dogs are evaluated at the shelter for behavior, health and overall temperament, they are also fully vetted which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip. CWAC offers free or low-cost placement and continual training for those who qualify
The CWAC program carefully interviews potential dog candidates for placement. Our human clients vary: We've placed our dogs with Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, families with autistic children and facilities for abused women and children. We also have a “Diamonds in the Ruff” adoption program for those dogs who prefer to just be a wonderful, non-working family addition.
To find out more about our organization, please read the articles featured in the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Military.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55523973-78/says-dog-dogs-canines.html.csp,