Operation Save-A-Pet, Save-A-Vet

Franklin County Veteran Affairs

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Description of ServiceOperation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet is a program dedicated to helping Franklin County veterans with service-connected disabilities to lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. This program benefits the veteran, the dog, and the community. Service dogs have proven to be highly valuable in assisting veterans with all types of disabilities, including, but not limited to, diabetes, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Our dogs come from local rescues and shelters, and a few select breeding lines, and are provided with highly specialized training and care. These dogs are then capable of serving veterans with a number of physical and psychological needs.

During the process of training service dogs, foster families may be utilized to house and care for the puppies. Selection of these foster families will remain at the sole discretion of the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office. Foster families will be required to meet all ethical standards, policies, and regulations set forth by the program as well as the trainer.

All applications for a service dog will be reviewed by the Franklin County Office of Veterans Affairs. Equal consideration will be given to all qualified applicants. Verification of a service-connected disability will be made through the Philadelphia Regional Office.
Geographical AreaFranklin County
Intake ProcedureIndividuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
Intended ParticipantsVeteran, Veteran Families
Age GroupAdults
EligibilitySee the description of the service for specific eligibility details.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Information
Contact's Name John McPaul
Contact's Phone 717-263-4326
Contact's Email jpmcpaul@franklincountypa.gov
Physical Site Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Main Phone 717-263-4326
Fax 717-263-1905
Web Address www.franklincountypa.gov
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Franklin County Human Services
Affiliated Program: Franklin County Veteran Affairs
This Service: Operation Save-A-Pet, Save-A-Vet
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Pet Assisted Therapy (RP-8000.6400)