This is beyond cool
Starting next year - pet adoption fees will be waived for military veterans in the state of California
From the Senators web-site
SACRAMENTO, CA – Following strong bipartisan support, Governor Newsom signedSenate Bill 245, authored bySenator Ling Ling Chang(R-Diamond Bar), which calls on animal shelters throughout the state to waive pet adoption fees for military veterans. California is home to two million military veterans, including many who struggle to cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a companion animal could be beneficial with their recovery efforts.
“This is a big win for veterans and shelter animals,” said Senator Chang. “As the saying goes, a dog is a ‘man’s best friend.’ When I’m home my four-legged companions are a part of my family. Buster and Pepper bring me joy and laughter and I benefit from the positive effects of their companionship. Our brave heroes deserve the same happiness, and I’m glad we can reduce the barriers for bringing together veterans seeking companion animals and pets in need of a home.”
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