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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

PAWS Accepted as Pets for Patriots Shelter

Oct 02, 2014 03:46AM

Norwalk’s Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been accepted as a partner shelter for the Pets for Patriots program, created to transform the lives of U.S. veterans by helping them save an at-risk shelter dog or cat. Pets for Patriots is working to end animal homelessness as well as enrich the lives of men and women who serve or have served the nation. Pets for Patriots’ mission is to give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person through honorable companion pet adoption.

Pets for Patriots dedicates itself to increasing the adoption of the most at-risk shelter pets and, in so doing, demonstrating gratitude to members of the military community. The program supports opportunities for member Patriots to adopt an adult dog or cat, large dog or special needs dog or cat - those most in need of a loving, forever home - and give them resources to ensure many years of friendship, companionship and joy with their honorably adopted dog or cat.

Eligible military members receive additional benefits such as discounted veterinary services at a partner vet, discounts on pet items, “day-one essentials”, pet training help or reduced adoption fees. Pets eligible for this program include:

• Dog or cat, two years or older

• Large dog (40+ pounds), regardless of age

• Special needs dog or cat, e.g., birth defect, disability, chronic medical condition, elderly, etc.

  PAWS offers dog and cat adoptions to Pets for Patriots members and will help them find their new best friend. Founded in 1962, the organization believes every cat and dog deserves a permanent home regardless of age, handicaps or other issues, including neglect and abuse. In keeping with its adherence to no-kill philosophy, PAWS provides shelter, medical care and affection for homeless animals until they are adopted.

Location: PAWS, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk. 203-750-9572 or For more information about the Pets for Patriots program, please visit