August 2, 2012 8:01pm CST
Many of you know that I am planning on starting my own animal rescue sometime in the future. And I'm always brainstorming and coming up with things for it, even though it's years away from even being written up. But I've recently thought of something else I'd like to do with it, and I wanted to run it by you. I'd like to run a program out of my rescue called "PTSD Pups." This program would obviously be aimed toward soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (I'm sure we've all read the reports that there are higher numbers of suicides among soldiers then there are combat deaths). With my PTSD program I'd like to try and lower that number. Here's what would be involved in this program: -Even though it's called "PTSD Pups," this program would include any animal I have at my rescue (Cat's, and possible small mammals/birds/reptiles). -Adoption fee's would be completely waived for soldiers who are suffering from PTSD. Financial support (regarding animal products/needs) as long as they need. -Continued check ups on the soldiers and their new pet. To make sure a bond is being formed, and the soldier is doing okay. That's all I've come up with so far, and yes I do understand that this would require a lot of finances on my part. That's why I would set up a seperate donation fund for this program. And I know it may take a while to build up those donations to help even my first soldier, but I think it'll be worth it! Even if I just help one! What do you guys think?