Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-04-07 10:52:56 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — As our lives slowly return to normal in 2021, many want to improve their mental health problems as well.
An increasing number of people are dealing with anxiety and depression during a pandemic, including veterans.
But this week’s Veterans Voice has a program to help with furry friends.
Hearts Alive Village, a non-profit pet adoption center, helps veterans overcome hopelessness through the Charlie Mike program.
This program connects veterans with emotional support animals and exempts adoption costs.
Communication director Cheryl Green says their goal is to give hope to veterans.
“It is estimated that 17 to 20 veterans die from suicide every day, and I don’t know what their numbers will look like thanks to COVID, but I can imagine that they didn’t improve any further. So I would like to provide it. A support system for them. Often lonely. I know there are no people around and no animals around, so I want to fix it “I will.” Said Mr. Green.
Hearts Alive Village also assists veterans suffering from pet care aspects such as pet food and supplies, shots, and microchips.