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So excited to have been awarded this! We will be leveling up as soon as we get more data. Stay tuned!

People are our greatest asset. While it is often said that 'money makes the world go round', it is what is behind money, people, that truly make the world work. There would be no societies or organizations without them. Businesses could not function without workers. No groups are more overlooked for their contribution than veterans and other people with disabilities. Many people depend on service, signal or companion animals for support to perform several tasks in various environments. When this support is no longer available due to the death of the animal, the human handler may experience significant feelings of grief and loss. Other consequences of this reaction to grief may occur, such as time lost at work, negative impact on sleeping patterns and loss of appetite. Despite these negative consequences, little support is currently available.  In addition, some people in the helping professions have previously downplayed the grief experienced of animal loss.

The Animal Loss Counseling initiatives within our 501(c)(3) corporation, Porche Charities, provides no cost counseling to service or companion animal users. Our main goal in times of grieving is to help participants adjust to this loss, improve their own quality of life by reducing uncomfortable or debilitating symptoms and regaining independence.

Your donation will help grieving people recover, find peace and get their lives back. Don't our veterans and people with disabilities deserve this?

Feel free to look around to learn more about us. Thank you for your generosity.

 a veteran sitting with his service dog silhouetted by the American flag .  Photo by Cheyanne Richert.

a veteran sitting with his service dog silhouetted by the American flag .

Photo by Cheyanne Richert.

 a service dog opens the door.  Photo by Cheyanne Richert.

a service dog opens the door.

Photo by Cheyanne Richert.