HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Trumbull County commissioners are teaming up with the dog warden to provide veterans with free dogs.
Throughout the month of July, any veteran can adopt a dog for free from the Trumbull County Dog Pound. The only thing they will have to pay for is the license.
“Normally, an adoption fee is $50 here and that includes a microchip,” said Dog Warden Gwen Logan. “We will include the microchip as well for the veteran, and that will be waived the $50.”
It’s the county’s way of thanking men and women who served our country.
“If you’re a veteran and you need a dog and we’ve got one, we want to get you together,” she said.
A group in Arizona called “Pets for Vets” contacted Logan about bringing more dogs to veterans in the area. She brought it to the commissioners, who thought it was a great idea.
“It’s a great program. It’s in line with the visions that we offered, 50 percent off on adoption. This will help with PTSD,” Commissioner Dan Polivka said.
“Dogs are amazing at knowing what your needs are and being very receptive to that, and being very comforting for people, especially with PTSD,” Logan said.
To get a dog for free, veterans need to bring their veteran ID card at the time of adoption.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said dogs can be adopted now through the month of July. Dogs can be adopted throughout the month of July. WYTV regrets the error.