As Memorial Day approaches, we honor and remember our fallen military heroes. Additionally, in honor of our wounded warriors, Deckers Dogs is teaming up with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to raise money to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to Deckers Dogs for every free pet insurance quote generated on Paws4Heroes.com.
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife, singer Jessie James Decker, established Deckers Dogs in September of 2013 to provide support to Freedom Service Dogs’ Operation Freedom. Operation Freedom was developed to help returning war veterans and military personnel transition from active duty and combat to civilian life. Active duty service members and veterans with disabilities are placed with highly specialized service dogs that help them find a new level of independence in their post-combat life.
For a typical service dog, the journey from shelter to service costs approximately $25,000. With the help of the public’s support, Deckers Dogs has already funded the care and custom training for three service dogs in just six months.
— VPI Pet Insurance (@VPI) Mayo 20, 2014
“As we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country this Memorial Day, we also need to honor those who come back in need of our help as well as our gratitude,” said Eric Decker. “We’re proud to partner with VPI to help build new bonds between rescued service dogs and our wounded warriors as we free a hero to save a hero.”
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