MHS Teams Up With Pets for Patriots
Program Proudly Offers Adoption and Veterinary Discounts to U.S. Military
Day after day, we count on our pets to give us their loyalty and unconditional love, much like our military, which protects and serves. To thank these men and women who give so unselfishly of themselves, the Michigan Humane Society is proudly teaming up with Pets for Patriots, a national program that helps bring together U.S. military personnel – whether active duty or retired – with dogs and cats in need of love and companionship.
Through the program, patriots receive discounted adoption fees on older and harder-to-place pets from MHS, as well discounted veterinary care at MHS for the lifetime of the pet.
“We’re extraordinarily proud to be teaming up with Pets for Patriots for such a great cause,” says CJ Bentley, senior director of operations for MHS. “We want to recognize and thank all those who give so selflessly in protecting and serving our country and help reward them with the countless joys and benefits of having a fourlegged best friend.”
This program recently changed the lives of two of our local heroes. Robert Maleszewski, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, adopted 5-year-old rat terrier Beau from MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco Sterling Heights. A few days later, Micheal Webster, who currently serves in the U.S. Navy, found a best friend in 4-yearold Paco, a Pomeranian mix, at the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care.
“It hits home … it hits to the heart that they’re willing to do something for the vets, and I think it’s tremendous,” Maleszewski says. “Beau’s like a real partner, a real buddy to me.”
Servicemen and women interested in the program can apply by visiting the Pets for Patriots website at www.petsforpatriots.org. Approval typically takes one to two business days, and afterward, visit MHS for assistance in finding a four-legged friend.
MHS is proud to join Pets for Patriots in giving back to those who have given us so much. To learn more, visit www.michiganhumane.org or scan the QR code at left to view our Pets for Patriots video featuring Maleszewski and Webster, and their new best friends.