Help paws4vets Save More Veterans!

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Each and every day 20 Veterans commit suicide!


paws4vets goal is simple: to save and transform the lives of Veterans!


Beginning in 2008, paws4vets has been providing some of the world’s most highly trained Psychiatric
Medical Alert Assistance Dogs at no cost to Veterans with PTS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual
Trauma/Sexual Trauma, and Moral Injury.

paws4vets Assistance Dogs can do all of following – and much more!

  • Alert to onset of Stress/Panic/Anxiety Symptoms
  • Control, Regulate and Mitigate Stress/Panic/Anxiety Attacks
  • Decrease Hyper-vigilance and Aid with Sleep
  • Alert to Startle-Reflex Triggers
  • Perform Behavior Interruption for Flashbacks, Nightmares, and Night Terrors
  • Find / Retrieve Misplaced or Specific Items
  • Open/Close or Turn on/off Different Items
  • Call 911 and Open Doors for Emergency Personnel
  • Provide Balance & Mobility Assistance
  • Perform Hearing Alerts

After approximately 5-12 months using his/her Psychiatric Medical Alert Assistance Dog, each Veteran is
able to Control, Regulate, and Mitigate his/her symptom sets! No other organization has paws4vets’ documented results!

paws4vets accomplishes that with a network of dedicated staff members, 100s of volunteers, Peer-to-
Peer support, specially-trained inmates in 5 West Virginia Correctional Centers, and 100s of UNC
Wilmington undergraduate students each year!

Each and every day, paws4vets Psychiatric Medical Alert Assistance Dogs demonstrate that they are as
important to the recovery of Veterans with PTS, TBI, MST, and Moral Injury as a prosthetic leg or arm is
to an amputee’s recovery!

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace
charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions
of dollars each year.  Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign
season (September 1st to December 15th).

Your charitable gifts to the CFC allow paws4vets to scale our operations in order to train and place even
more of these customized, life-saving Psychiatric Medical Alert Assistance Dogs with Veterans struggling
every day with life-altering disabilities!

paws4vets thanks you for your incredible generosity and unwavering support!