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Two Lives, One Mission

posted Apr 7, 2017, 6:16 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

By: Charles Zimmel, Staff Writer

Posted April 7th, 2017

“Every 65 minutes a US Veteran takes their life.” Each year, over 8,000 veterans die from their own hand. “Every three seconds a dog is euthanized in this country.” Over 10 million dogs each year die from the hands of humans. Veterans and dogs should not be thrown into the same category of just a number. They are both their own entity with a heart and soul. Steven R. Boyd, the founder and President of Rescues 4 Warriors (R4W), was the first actual R4W’s recipient veteran. There are two lives (veteran and dog), and one mission. R4W’s mission is to put the two lives together in hopes that they save each other. “It’s proven the love of a dog greatly reduces Post Traumatic Stress which can be life changing for each veteran.” This organization will pay for any “Honorably Discharged US veteran to adopt any shelter, rescue, or advocacy dog as a companion with all fees covered.” Willingly, they will also cover all “annual exams and vaccinations for the life of the adopted dog as well as basic obedience training.” If necessary they will also “help finance Emotional Therapy or Service Dog Training and Certification.” Consider donating to the cause and help save two lives. Visit to learn more.