In honor of BJ Chimenti’s legacy and selfless spirit, we are honored to launch the BJ Chimenti Angel Fund for Veterans and Pets Program.
The mission of this program is to nurture the healing powers of the human animal bond and provide ongoing support — moral, financial, and educational — to our military veterans and active duty servicemen and women and military families.
Make a Donation to the BJ Chimenti Angel Fund
For further information on the programs supported by this fund, please visit:
Veterans Adoption and Veterinary Support
Veterans and Support Animals
Veterans and Animal Therapy (Coming Soon)
Veterans Volunteer Program (Coming Soon)
The goals of the program are to:
- Build mutually beneficial relationships between veterans in need of behavioral support by matching them up with emotional support animals in need of good homes, and eventually, with service animals.
- Develop resources for our veterans and their families by increasing access to animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy services through our Therapaws Pet Therapy teams.
- Reduce the costs of pet guardianship to prevent veterans from returning their adopted pets to the shelter due to financial hardship.
- Build a volunteer program inclusive of veterans that offers the chance to help animals in need, be around like minded people, and work for the greater good of the community.