U.S. Army Soldier Reunites with 11-year-old Dog Monty After One Year of Deployment
Written by: Kimberly Ring
Thanks to an AHS Foster Hero and PetSmart Charities, Monty was Kept Safe While his Dad Served our Country!
The Arizona Humane Society recently reunited the Anderson family with their 11-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, Monty, as part of AHS’ Project Active Duty program.
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.
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.