Guardians of Rescue Hosts Car Show
Fundraising and Adoption Event to Support Veterans Suffering from Post-Traumatic-Stress-DisorderPhotos by G-Man
In support of our military and man’s best friend, Guardians of Rescue hosted an exciting car show, fundraising and pet adoption event on Saturday, June 22nd at Ragazzi’s Italian Kitchen & Bar located in Nesconset, NY from 12-4 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefited Guardians of Rescue’s Paws of War Program, which help veterans suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic-stress-disorder), by pairing them up with a rescued and trained shelter dog.
After being designated an official diagnosis in 2010, PTSD affects many returning soldiers serving in combat zones, and therapy dogs have been credited with aiding the healing process the vets must go through to overcome this illness. From drawing out the introverted personality often associated with PTSD, to creating emotional outlets that can then transfer to personal relationships, these dogs are of great importance to the wounded vet, physically and mentally.
“The Paws of War program has been proven successful time and time again in helping our service men and woman return to their normal lives,” said Robert Misseri, founder and President of Guardians of Rescue, a non-profit organization based in New York whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals.
Fun for the entire family, the event featured local vendors, raffle prizes, delicious food, and some of the most amazing, beautiful classic & collectible show cars and motorcycles found anywhere. Guardians of Rescue along with Save-A-Pet brought adorable furries available for adoption.
Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care and find foster placement. Their “Paws of War” program helps active military find foster homes and care for their pets while overseas and provides support to veterans suffering from PTSD by the use of therapy dogs. For more information about the event or to make a donation, visit http://guardiansofrescue.org/projects/