PAWS Partners

Operation Second Chance

Our goal is to provide support for the Soldiers and Marines while they are at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then to further assist them when they transition either back to duty or back to civilian life. We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness f the many sacrifices made by our armed forces. Learn More…www.operationsecondchance.org

The Brian Bill Foundation

The Naval Special Warfare Community puts their lives on the line every single day. There are 30,000 suicides reported every year in the United States. Veterans account for roughly 20% of these victims. 30% of these Veterans are also struggling with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are programs to help but they just don’t reach people quickly enough to make a difference. The Brian Bill Foundation provides much needed Theraputic Retreats for NSW/SOF Warriors struggling with Combat Post Traumatic Stress, TBI and Chronic Pain and follow up support. Learn more…www.brianbillfoundation.org

  Denis V. Cooper Foundation – Wishes for Heroes

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for military veterans and their families.  We are dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our military heroes and their families.  Honoring our brave military veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, as well as those who have reintegrated back into civilian life after their military service, by granting wishes!  www.wishesforheroes.org

 

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART)

SMART is providing monthly Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) workshops for veterans from Bay Pines VA. The Warriors in Transition program was developed by Terry Murray (veteran and entrepreneur) to assist both active duty military and recent veterans as they navigate the challenges of repeated deployment cycles, as well as their eventual transition back to civilian life. The monthly workshop is aimed at empowering veterans, encouraging them to fully leverage the skills and attribute they developed during their service as they transition back to civilian life and the workforce. Learn more…http://smartriders.org/programs/horse-power-for-veterans/

Nates Honor Animal Rescue

Our mission is to rescue dogs and cats from shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations, illness, injuries or lack of socialization and training. We are dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. Learn more…www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org

Pet Pal Animal Shelter

Our mission is to rescue dogs and cats from shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations, illness, injuries or lack of socialization and training. We are dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. In order to be most effective, Pet Pal Animal Shelter concentrates our attention and resources on one segment of the animal problem; those in shelters and facing euthanasia. Therefore, the shelter does not accept strays. Pet Pal Animal Shelter invests hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars rehabilitating the animals we rescue. Learn more…www.petpalanimalshelter.com

Black Dagger Military Hunt Club

Black Dagger Military Hunt Club (BDMHC) provides shooting, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor opportunities for Veterans and active duty military (wounded and well). BDMHC serves Veterans from all eras without limitation to when or where they served. We serve Veterans recovering from and learning to adjust to life with spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), loss of sight, and post-traumatic stress (PTS) and have specialized equipment to accommodate some of the most injured military heroes thus helping our honored Veterans find their new normal. Learn More…www.blackdaggermhc.org

Goodwill Manasota

Goodwill Manasota has created a Veterans Task Force. Mission is to: “Provide a leadership role in addressing strategic issues and providing community-supported solutions facing veterans and their families on employment and transitioning into civilian life.” The Veterans Task Force sent a survey to numerous organizations that focus on veteran’s issues, as well as individual veterans and asked them to provide input as to the main issue facing veterans – from their perspectives. For more information, please call us at 941.355.2721 ext. 451. Learn more…http://www.experiencegoodwill.org/

Project Pup

Pet Therapy testing and certification since 1984.  Screenings are held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months.  You must preregister and complete the prescreening requirements.  The cost for screening is $35 first dog, $15 for second dog.  Annual renewal of certification is $35 per family. More…https://www.projectpup.net/

 

Quantum Leap Farm : Warriors at Ease

Warrior Mission: At Ease is a highly therapeutic retreat for Active Duty and Veterans who are dealing with combat post traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain and military sexual trauma. More…https://www.quantumleapfarm.org/warrior-mission-at-ease/

 

Mother of All Rucks Foundation

The Mother of all Rucks (M.O.A.R.) Foundation, a veteran operated non-profit organization raising awareness of veteran suicide and honouring the sacrifice of returned servicemen and women, has announced its first annual Ruck March, which will take place from 10 March through June this year. At Mother of all Rucks Foundation we value the men and women who have served in the US military and their sacrifices toward the American way of life. We are committed to making their lives better by helping provide a better quality of life for those veterans that are afflicted by their time in service. More…http://www.moarfoundation.org/

Pit Sisters

The mission of Pit Sisters is to ensure dogs that risk shelter euthanasia can eventually thrive and be adopted into loving homes. A focus is on harder-to-adopt dogs, especially those needing extra training and care for whatever reason. Tactics used to save lives include; prison inmate dog training (T.A.I.L.S.), mobile training and education, all focusing on partnerships with animal welfare groups. https://www.pitsisters.org/

T.A.I.L.S. (Teaching Animals & Inmates Life Skills) is a collaborative effort bringing together prison inmates and hard-to-adopt shelter dogs. This is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country and fully implemented and paid for by Pit Sisters.  https://www.pitsisters.org/tails/