The nutritional company, Ultimate Pet Nutrition, has begun a 3-year sponsorship with the nonprofit, Pets for Vets. The collaboration will allow for pets currently living in shelters to be matched with veterans with varied requirements.
The sponsorship has come about after Ultimate Pet was able to gather enough donations to cover help and veterinary care for the pets which have been matched to veterans. Some veterans are also matched to robotic pets, allowing for those who are unable to care for an actual pet to have a companion. As many as 30 robotic pets have been given to veterans through the organization.
"Pet companionship can have such an incredible impact on a person's life. The unconditional love is unlike any other bond on earth," said Dr. Gary Richter, founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition. "We're proud to sponsor Pets for Vets and the work they do to pair brave veterans who return home with physical or emotional injuries with shelter animals for a mutually beneficial bond that makes a difference in both of their lives. Now, these robotic pets can also bring an extraordinary emotional quality to the life of a vet, and we are thrilled we can make this happen for those so deserving." Ultimate Pet Nutrition was created by veterinarian and author, Dr. Gary Richter.
(Picture: Alfred, a veteran Air Force cargo specialist, with Louie).