“This is hand down the coolest job in the military. We have a bond with these dogs that are as attached to us as we are to them. I have gone to war with this dog and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I will go to the end of the world and back again for this dog, and I know he would do the same. He knows how I feel about him, and he shows me as well. It’s more than just a working relationship. And we do have those times when he knows it’s okay for him to be a dog.” –
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joel Townsend, describing his relationship with A-Taq, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois.
Like cancer care for people, cancer diagnosis and treatment for pets has made remarkable advancement through the years. As with any life-saving treatment, this level of advanced care has its costs. When a person faces cancer, there are numerous costs associated with care and treatment. Yet in veterinary medicine, less than 5% of our pets have health insurance. Until that percentage changes, a majority of these costs are carried by the pet owner.
The MiliDog Fund is being created to fill an existing to provide financial assistance for retired military working dogs. These elite warriors are expected to work in the most austere of environments and face conditions that most human beings cannot survive. The K-9 units are vital in ensuring the success of every mission and operate in all conditions. Our mission is to ensure that every single elite warrior has a chance in the fight against cancer.
Our biggest goal yet: In 2018, fundraising will begin for the creation of a hospitality house. This will be a facility providing temporary lodging for military families and their pets receiving cancer treatment in the Washington State area at Bellingham Veterinary, Bellingham, Washington. This is a pilot project. In loving memory of Turbo and Arras who inspired us from a distance.
special opportunity to help military, contract, search and rescue,, police k9s in a fight against cancer and life threatening conditions.
SUBJECT: $100,000 for our cause
Dear Site Visitors,
We're really excited to let you know that #ThePerseusFoundation is a part of the Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge. It's a friendly fundraising campaign launched by Macy's where local charities across the country compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations.
It starts on July 11th at 12pm ET and a total of $300,000 will be given away to organizations in the Challenge. We're ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $100,000 grand prize donation. Can you imagine how much good The Perseus Foundation can do? We know we will! Pssssst. And guess what? We are so happy and delighted to partner up with The Sage Foundation For Dogs Who Serve! The Perseus Foundation will share funds raised. So, please, won't you help us spread the word?
How You Can Help
Please consider joining our team as a fundraiser. By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, you can help us make an even bigger impact and get us closer to that grand prize.
It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is Go Here https://www.crowdrise.com/the-perseus-foundation and click 'Fundraise for This Campaign.'
If for some reason you can't fundraise for our campaign, please help us by sharing, tweeting and crossposting our link. Every share and every $5.00 donation truly makes a difference. To donate, please click here: https://www.crowdrise.com/the-perseus-foundation .
Thank you ever so much in advance for your kind support, sharing and caring!