Tampa, Florida 2021-09-15 13:16:51 –
Sarasota County, Florida — Pets have been shown to be a calming force for veterans living with PTSD. That’s why the Sarasota County Humane Society aims to bring together pets in need of homes and veterans in need of furry friends.
Kelvin Rodriguez may have retired from the US military more than two years ago, but there are days when he still feels at the forefront.
“For many, you know that the transition period can take a long time. To me, I still feel like I’m making the transition honestly,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez was looking for a positive change in his life, and that was when he found a puppy named Sunflower.
“When you get out of the army and have to start your life over, it can be very stressful and definitely pets can help it,” Rodriguez said. “We basically take care of each other.”
Rodriguez is one of more than 30 veterans who left the Sarasota County Humane Society with a new pet this year at no adoption cost.
Anna Gons, Secretary-General of the Sarasota County Humane Society, said:
The program is run by a humanitarian society and is sponsored by Sun’N Fun. Their goal is to provide active and veterans with at least 100 free adoptions.
“They bring joy to our lives and are more joyful than those who have devoted their lives to serving our country,” Gons said.
Humanitarian societies are doing their best to combine our heroes with pets that match their physical endurance and personality.
“I’m definitely not a lazy dog. I don’t like being a lazy person. She restrains me because I have to play with her all the time,” Rodriguez said.
He said it was the most scraped sunflower enthusiasm and enthusiasm for life.
“It makes me a little better thankful to the world because the simplest thing makes her happy,” Rodriguez said. “We can’t be honestly separated. That’s probably my favorite part. We’re like best friends now.”
For more information, please visit. hssc.org..
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