Portsmouth Humane Society launches ‘Healing Warriors’ program for veterans and service members


(BRETT) 10 ON YOUR SIDE IS HELPING CLEAR THE SHELTERS FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW. FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE’VE BEEN BRINGING YOU STORIES FROM ANIMAL SHELTERS IN OUR REGION. IT’S PART OF CLEAR THE SHELTERS, A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO GET AS MANY ANIMALS ADOPTED AS POSSIBLE. THIS WEEK, 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S MARIELENA BALOURIS TAKES US TO THE PORTSMOUTH HUMANE SOCIETY, WHERE THEY ARE HOPING ANIMALS WILL HELP PEOPLE HEAL. MARIELENA BALOURIS, REPORTING THERE ARE A LOT OF BENEFITS TO ADOPTING AN ONE THEY’RE HOPING THAT VETERANS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF FUTURE PETS INSIDE THE PORTSMOUTH HUMANE SOCIETY. ALISON FECHINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE SHELTER IS FULL OF ALL THESE PERFECT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN STORIES AND PERSONALITIES PERSONALITIES THAT MAKE YOU SMILE. AND IN SOME CASES, HELP YOU THROUGH A TOUGH TIME. ALISON FECHINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WE SEE IN DIFFERENT STUDIES ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH THAT HAVING A PET WARRIORS” PROGRAM IN EARLY JULY. ALISON FECHINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT PETS WE’RE PLACING WITH VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS ARE READY TO GO ADDITIONAL MEDICAL SCREENINGS FOR THE ANIMALS. ALISON FECHINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OUR ANIMALS DON’T TYPICALLY HAVE COMPREHENSIVE BLOODWORK BEFORE ADOPTING BECAUSE THIS GRANT, WE’RE ABLE TO DO FULL BLOODWORK ON ANY ANIMALS THAT ARE GOING TO BE PLACED WITH ANIMAL’S OVERALL HEALTH. GIVING IT ANOTHER CHANCE AT FINDING A FOREVER HOME…MAYBE WITH SOMEONE DIRECTOR THE COMPANIONSHIP OF A PET, HAVING SOMETHING ELSE TO TAKE CARE OF, SOMETHING TO TAKE THEIR SOMETIMES COME WHEN YOU ARE ADJUSTING BACK TO SERVICEMEMBERS MARIELENA BALOURIS, REPORTING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HEALING WARRIORS AND THE SPECIALS THAT THE SHELTERS, JUST VISIT WAVY.COM. IN PORTSMOUTH, I’M MARIELENA BALOURIS, 10 ON YOUR SIDE. (BRETT) SINCE THE MISSION LAUNCHED ON JULY 17TH, THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED. AND THIS ONLY FROM 10 OF 19 TOTAL SHELTERS WE’RE WORKING WITH. NORFOLK ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER FOUND FUR-EVER HOMES FOR THE MOST ANIMALS IN THIS TIME FRAME– A TOTAL OF 69! CLEAR THE SHELTERS CONTINUES UNTIL AUGUST 17TH. VISIT WAVY.COM TO FIND A PARTICIPATING

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