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ABC 15 & FOX 10: U.S. Soldier Reunited with 11-Year-Old Dog After Deployment

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • In August of 2017, Catarius Anderson was deployed to the Middle East with the US Army. Without anyone to help care for their dog, the Anderson family turned to AHS’ Project Active Duty program for help.
  • The program, which is free of charge to members of the military, places pets into AHS Foster Hero homes for the length of the deployment, regardless of the duration.
  • Foster parents Jerri and Scott Wilber of Surprise took Monty in and cared for him as if he was one of their own. They brought him in for a heartfelt reunion, met Monty's dad and exchanged their appreciation for one another's service.
  • The Arizona Humane Society has partnered with PetSmart Charities to care for and protect the animals of those who are protecting us around the world through AHS’ Project Active Duty program. Launched as a response to the September 11th attacks, AHS started Project Active Duty as a way to give back to the brave men and women serving our country. This program allows loving pet owners leaving for a tour of duty to entrust their pets with AHS, providing not only peace of mind during their deployment, but comfort knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting for them..

ABC 15

FOX 10

September 18, 2018