Mission - “We are a nonprofit organization focused on rescuing shelter pets, abandoned pets, and special needs pets. We work on providing necessary medical care, training and love in our foster homes. Our ultimate goal is to home these pets with the right owner in either the general public or with veterans that need a special companion as a service or emotional support animal.”
Rescue Pets Serving Vets is honored to have some incredible volunteers organize a fundraising dog walk to support the founder, Casey Shonis, in her mission to save dogs and help place them in loving homes. Rescue Pets aims to rescue dogs from high kill shelters in other states, transport them to Pennsylvania, and adopt them out. They adopt to anyone looking for a dog, but adopt to veterans at no charge in hopes of helping veterans to find a companion dog, support dog, or a service dog.
This year I am partnering with Legacies Alive, an organization focused on supporting our Nation’s Gold Star Families, by undertaking the 2023 Legacies Alive Challenge. On September 24, 2023, the 12th anniversary of Tyler’s death, I will begin a 425-mile, four week hike from Tyler’s hometown of Dana Point, CA and finish in Ricardo’s hometown of Salinas, CA. My mission is to honor, celebrate, and pay tribute to not just Tyler and Ricardo, but to all who have died in service to the United States of America. The money raised will go towards building permanent memorials, for both Tyler and Ricardo, in each of their hometowns respectively.
An Army Ranger who was wounded in the line of duty, David Reid recalls the mission that cost him his left leg—and nearly his life. This is David, in his own words, on what the experience taught him about his own strength—and that of the human spirit.
Welcome to 'Stories of Honor', a collection of stories that seeks to explore the depths of human experience through the lives of those who have served our country in the US military, our communities as first responders, or abroad in federal agencies. We’re dedicated to sharing their challenges. We'll be delving into the trials and triumphs of these men and women, who have devoted their lives to serving and protecting our country and communities.
We live life dialed to eleven.
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