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Gary Sinise initiates free vet care for service and police dogs

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Gary Sinise, known for his dedication to the welfare of human war veterans, began a new initiative in 2019 to provide service and police dogs with free veterinary care.

By Nick Whittle , 27 Apr 2020

 

The Gary Sinise Foundation already helps veterans of wars and conflict. The foundation provides food and welfare to thousands of veterans, and has even installed ‘smart’ homes for vets who return from active service with life-limiting conditions.

Vets for vets

Sinise’s charity called ‘Veterinarians for Valour’ - begun in 2019 - aims to assist handlers and owners of service dogs with free vet care.

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According to The Animal Rescue Site, Sinise has since teamed up with Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to bring the charity to life.

This element of the foundation supports K-9s that have been involved with the army, police and other first responders.


In order to provide the care, Sinise relies on public donations. It is hoped in time, and once the C-19 pandemic is over, a proper celebration of K-9 efforts may be enjoyed, and the work of the foundation more widely appreciated.

Veterans Day this year may not be the sort of affair it usually is, but the work of the foundation will continue unabated.