Gatesville, TX, January 26, 2014 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© proudly announce that the organization is celebrating its ninth anniversary and entering into their tenth year of operations. Linda Spurlin-Dominik and Carol Olmedo in the state of Arkansas with one simple goal founded the organization on January 26, 2005; to support of our deploying military and their companion animals. Since then, we have had many milestones, including:
- growing to a national 501c3 non-profit in all 50 states,
- establishing our Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home (MVPFH) program in January 2005,
- announcing plans for the MVP Sanctuary project in January 2007,
- establishing our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund in February 2008,
- purchasing 13 acres of land in Coryell County TX (outside Gatesville) in June 2010,
- moving our National office and day-to-day operations from Hot Springs, AR to Gatesville, TX in August 2010,
- purchasing an additional 1.75 acres of land in Gatesville, TX to provide additional land to support our military and veterans in June 2012,
- establishing our volunteer Regional and State level support teams,
- establishing our Warriors’ Angels (WA) program in SW Missouri in 2013 with plans to implement the program in TX (in and around San Antonio area initially) in January 2014,
- changing our MVP Sanctuary project to a nonprofit public charity corporation in July 2013,
- reuniting 550+ companion animals with their Military Service Members, Veteran or Wounded Warriors owners, and
- developing a network of potential foster homes across the country.
As the organization moves into it’s tenth year of operations, we wish to thank those who have supported us, look forward to continue growing our programs and affiliate organizations and being their to support our military service members, veterans, wounded warriors, and their companion/service animals.
About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet©:
An ALL volunteer 501c3 Military and Veterans Support Organization supporting our active duty military, wounded warriors, veterans, and their beloved companion animals with programs to ensure these beloved pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peacekeeping or humanitarian mission) and/or an unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship. Also supporting our service members and veterans diagnosed with PTSD needing a specially trained assistance canine enhancing the service member/veteran’s quality of life.
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