Paws of War are a non-profit organisation that trains shelter dogs up for service work.
Paws of War have decided to launch a ‘Vets for Pets’ programme to ensure veterans and first responders pets get all the care and treatment that they need.
The programme is being launched on 8th November 2018 and is using a revamped RV that has been turned into a mobile veterinary clinic to do the job.
The mobile clinic will be capable of all the service that regular vets are able to offer, from vaccinations, dental care, grooming, nail cutting, microchipping, check-ups, minor surgery, blood work and medication that may not have been afforded otherwise.
Paws of War managed to find themselves an RV a while back, but unfortunately, it needed a lot of work done before it was in full working order. Not long after, La Boit Specialty, the RV’s original manufacturer decided to take on the task of refurbishing the 26 foot RV, free of charge.
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“When we first heard about Paws of War, we did a thorough research of the organization and were very impressed with what they do," stated Gil Blais, president of La Boit Specialty Vehicles. “Being a veteran myself, I knew I wanted to help any way I could and renovating their vehicle was right up our alley. The entire La Boit staff felt the urge to help and did so by volunteering their time. We also had vendors donate equipment so it truly was a group effort. We wish Paws of War all the best for such an innovative program!”
Paws of War are hoping that they are able to help disabled first responders who are in need of assistance and for veterans and first responders who have difficulty leaving their homes, and aren’t able to cope with the large veterinary bills.
“We are really excited about this new program and grateful to La Boit for their generosity in restoring the vehicle,” explained the co-founder of Paws of War. “We look forward to hitting the road and helping out our nation’s heroes.”