SPCA pairing pets with vets

COAST CITIES — The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA announced its partnership with Pets 2 Vets (P2V), an organization that pairs active duty military, veterans and first responders with homeless pets working with area animal shelters.
Together, the San Diego Humane Society and P2V will pair local heroes with the right animal to meet their needs and the adoption fee will be waived for these matches.
P2V was founded by Dave Sharpe after he returned from deployment and began dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sharpe continued to struggle with this condition until adopting a pit bull named Cheyenne.
Afterward, his family and friends noticed a significant change in his behavior, all because of this little pit bull puppy.
Sharpe subsequently founded P2V with the hope that animal companionship would aid other veterans in their recovery while, at the same time, finding loving homes for our nation’s sheltered animals.
“As a veteran, I have experienced the impact that an animal can have on your life,” Sharpe said. Founder of P2V.  “Animal companionship provides a unique bond of love, comfort and support that aids both P2V Heroes and homeless pets. Given San Diego’s strong military presence, the San Diego Humane Society is an ideal fit to support and foster that distinctive bond and expand our services to the West Coast.”          
For more information or to see current animals available for adoption, please visit www.sdhumane.org. P2V is a non-clinical and non-facility based organization that places special emphasis on creating mutually beneficial opportunities for sheltered animals and service men and women, veterans and emergency first responders. For more information, visit http://p2v.org/.

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