HOW CAN YOU HELP BRING A MILITARY MASCOT HOME?
American soldiers’ adopted dogs and cats from overseas have been relocated to soldiers’ homes in the U.S. with the help of Military Mascots (www.militarymascots.org), says the group’s founder, Bonnie Buckley . If you want to help the volunteer group you can:
Become a pet foster home, caring for a pet until the soldier is rotated back home.
Greet pets at the airport, helping them clear customs or making sure they catch connecting flights.
“Dogs & and cats that have been vaccinated within 30 days of entry and who have a health certificate less than 10 days old don’t need to be quarantined,” notes Bonnie.
‘Help sponsor a mascot. It can cost from $600 to nearly $3 000 to bring home a military mascot from Iraq or Afghanistan. ‘There are also vet bills, pet food and other expenses:’ she notes.
Get creative. Bonnie Borosky of Independence, Ohio, contributes 40% of her Tupperware fund-raisers to help fly military mascots to their new homes.
Evansville, Indiana, baker Melissa Robinson donates half of the proceeds from the sale of her special “Pupcakes.”
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