PAWS/LA TO LAUNCH PROGRAM                                                            FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD AND THEIR PETS

PAWS LA has a pilot program to provide supportive services to veterans with pets.

On Veterans Day 2016, PAWS/LA will launch a new program called PROJECT PETSTRONG to help veterans like Kevin benefit from the healing bond between humans and their companion animals.

“I see a lot of veterans with pets living on Skid Row,” Kevin says. “Even though much progress has been made in getting veterans housed, I see these men and women of all ages and backgrounds on the street. As a veteran, I know that living by yourself can be hard and lonely. Our companion animals help us fight that depression and loneliness.”

For more information about PAWS/LA and PROJECT PETSTRONG, please contact Diego Ortiz at 213-741-1950 ex 105 or via e-mail at