Support East Lake Vets for Vets and give the gift of veterinary care to the pets of veterans in need.
We are excited to announce plans to extend East Lake Pet Orphanage’s nonprofit mission to include veterinary care for veterans’ animals when the veterans themselves need medical care. A representative of the VA hospital recently confirmed that despite having excellent medical care available, ‘the greatest barrier to veterans receiving in-patient treatment is the need for pet care. The veterans don’t want to leave their animals at home alone.’ Also, while veterans enjoy a variety of governmental support, no provision exists for general veterinary care. Veterinary care for veterans is critically important, especially given that many veterans have service or emotional support pets, as well as pets that simply help give them a better quality of life.