Local military veterans adopt homeless pets
Two local charities are bringing together homeless pets and local veterans. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two local charities are bringing together homeless pets and local veterans.
"He's awesome, he really is," says Michael Slaughter, a veteran from the Marine Corp that adopted a 2-year-old boxer-pitbull mix named Buster.
The duo will live at Veterans Village. Slaughter will help rehabilitate Buster.
HCWAS says training veterans to train the dogs gives them a marketable skill while enriching their personal lives; a win-win.
The idea is similar to a program HCWAS does with inmates at a local women's correctional facility.
HCWAS hopes to expand the program with veterans.
Plus, having pets there is welcomed.
"They're good luck. They bring a whole new atmosphere," says Veterans Village founder Arnold Stalk.
"We'll start with two dogs and hopefully we'll end up in the thousands that will get a forever home or be well trained," says HCWAS founder Harold Vosko.