Below is a guest post from my friend Rina Carmel in Los Angeles, CA:
Guardian Angels for Soldiers' Pet is a wonderful organization that helps our soldiers, veterans and their pets to ensure that owners and pets are reunited following a deployment or other emergency hardship.
I'm fostering Katie, a beautiful gray tabby cat, as her mom is going to be deployed to Afghanistan as a medic next week. Katie's mom and I were matched up through Guardian Angels for Soldiers' Pets.
The program takes detailed information about the pet to ensure it is fixed and has its vaccinations as well as about the foster home to ensure it will be a safe, humane and loving home.
When the organization finds a possible match, the owner and caregiver are contacted. These two then have an introductory meeting along with the pet. If it's a good match, the owner and caregiver discuss how long the foster pet is expected to stay, who pays for food, grooming and vet expenses, and other details of the arrangement.
For those who are unable to foster a pet, there are other ways to be involved, and donations are appreciated.
Please visit the organization's website for more information www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
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