Imagine you’ve chosen to serve our country. The call comes in. You’re being sent off to a foreign land to fight for our freedoms. Who is going to watch Rex and Bandit while you’re gone? Do you have a willing friend to take care of them while you serve? Or will they be dropped off at the local shelter in the hopes that they can find a new home while you’re gone?
Now envision you have served your country (or city). You were a K-9 cop or military working dog your whole life. Now that you’re retired, where do you go? Is there a family out there willing to adopt you? Are you really suited for civilian life? What alternative do you have if you’re not?
In steps Heroes Refuge, an upcoming organization designed to help both enlisted servicemen and women as well as retired working canines. Heroes Refuge’s will be “A place where your pet can have a home while you protect ours.” It will also be a place where retired K-9s or military working dogs (MWDs) can live out the rest of their lives in comfort.
Heroes Refuge is still in its infancy and no location has been chosen yet. It is the brainchild of a close friend of mine and I have helped as best I could along the way. At the very least, I designed the logo. 😉 I feel this project has so much potential and thought today would be a great day to help spread the word about it.