Shelter plays matchmaker to pets and vets
or some veterans
re-adjusting to everyday life can be difficult when returning from serving our country.
ith in that in mind
Otsego County Animal Shelter started a program to match loving pets with local veterans.
the basset hound
was recently adopted by
Alan Davis, a former marine who served in Vietnam.
It took so long to try and
eliminate the bad things I observed," Davis said.
avis says that after many years the bad memories of war wouldn't go away.
ut once the
Otsego County Animal Shelter paired him with a companion things started to get better.
You develop new memories and you can let the other memories
slowly dissolve," Davis said.
he match-makers behind this program are
Lynn and Andrew Fabbo. Two Veterans who knew exactly what some fellow vets are struggling with.
When your hearts racing and you really can't put your finger on why
or you're nervous and you're lonely and having a pet to sit in your lap or even across the room is something to bring you back to an even keel," Lynn Fabbo said.
he program is free to all veterans.
ll you have to do is apply and if approved
the staff at the
animal shelter will match you with a cat or dog.
It's a win-win situation
," Animal Control Officer Kristie Foguth said.
they appreciate a home and they love a home and have somebody that really appreciates them back
you can't beat that