|Photo courtesy Pets for Patriots|
Wayside Waifs is the first animal welfare organization in the Kansas City area to join the Pets for Patriots program. The mission of Pets for Patriots is to place adoptable pets in the homes of veterans, wounded warriors and military service members.
"We know our Waifs will provide friendship,, comfort and love to our brave soldiers and veterans who are returning from deployment, coping from old wounds or are in need of a faithful companion," said Cynthia Smith, President of Wayside Waifs. "In return, these patriots will be heroes to our Waifs by giving them a second chance at a happy life."
Pets eligible for the special adoption program include: an adult dog or cat two years or older, large dogs over 40 pounds, and pets with special needs. Wayside Waifs will offer a 20% adoption discount to member patriots. They are partnering with Rockhill Pet Clinic which will offer 10% discount off veterinary care for the life of the pet. To become a member patriot you can apply online at Pets for Patriots. You'll need a copy of your military ID or DD214.
Wayside Waifs is the largest no kill animal shelter in the Kansas City area, placing over 5,000 animals each year in loving homes.