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Helen Woodward Animal Center’s WAGS FOR WARRIORS WEEKEND Unites Orphan Animals with Military Heroes

Helen Woodward Animal Center salutes our military Saturday, May 24th through Monday, May 26th with a Wags for Warriors Weekend Event – three special days of discounts, perks and pets available to those who protect our country.  Partnering with Animals for Armed Forces, a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting orphan pets with military heroes, the first 50 approved military families of the weekend will have their adoption fees covered.   Additionally the Center’s Orphaned Objects Resale Shop, Paws in the Ranch Boutique and Club Pet are all offering exclusive discounts to military members throughout the weekend and an honorary candle will be lit on the I REMEMBER YOU website to pay tribute to those military canines lost to war.

Helen Woodward Animal Center was founded with a mission of “people helping animals and animals helping people.”  The unconditional love of a pet provides years of comfort, laughter, joy and devotion – crucial elements to assist military families whose loved ones have dedicated themselves to lives of danger and necessary bravery.  The families, in turn, are lifesavers to orphan pets longing to find their forever homes.  Proof of the symbiotic relationship between pets and the military can be seen in the Center’s PET (Pet Encounter Therapy) program.  PET regularly utilizes therapeutic animals to assist wounded soldiers by lowering blood pressure, evening breathing, improving memory and lifting spirits.  The program has seen countless lives changed for the better… both for the pets and for the patriots they serve!

“We are so grateful to Animals for Armed Forces for sharing our belief that the pairing of orphan pets and military families is a win-win relationship,” stated Helen Woodward Animal Services Manager Ed Farrelly.  “The wonderful men and women who serve our country protect the lives of our citizens and by adopting, they save the lives of an orphan pet.  In return, that pet gives them a lifetime of love, devotion and gratitude.”

Military members seeking their perfect pet at Helen Woodward Animal Center during the Wags for Warriors Weekend are encouraged to check out Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Orphaned Objects Resale Shop, Paws in the Ranch Boutique and Club Pet (for daycare and overnight stays).  All military will receive exclusive 15% to 20% discounts at these Center businesses.  

Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages military families to find their furry new family member during our Wags for Warriors Weekend Event, Saturday, May 24th through Monday, May 26th.  SPECIAL BONUS:  Join us Sunday, May 25th between 11:00am and 12:30pm and military adopters will receive a red, white and blue pet gift basket, FREE ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.  

For more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 313, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

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