Companion Dogs for Veterans

Winnebago County Animal Services teams up with Vietnam Veterans of America, Rockford Chapter 984


(ROCKFORD)—WE WANT YOU….to adopt from Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS)! In honor of Memorial Day, WCAS and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Rockford Chapter 984 are proud to announce a partnership and formation of a program known as, “Companion Dogs for Veterans!”

Companion Dogs for Veterans is sponsored by the 501(c) (19) non-profit, VVA Rockford Chapter 984, and it allows all HONORABLY discharged veterans from ALL branches of military to adopt a companion dog from Winnebago County Animal Services. The adoption fee will be reimbursed by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Rockford Chapter 984.

In order to qualify for this program you must:

  • Understand the Vietnam Veterans of America, Rockford Chapter 984 has the right to deny your request to participate in this program
  • Understand payment is due at time of adoption
  • Be a honorably discharged veteran or be an immediate family member of one
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have verifiable identification
  • Understand that Winnebago County Animal Services has the right to deny your adoption application

For more information about the program and to learn how to participate, please contact Tom, VVA Rockford Chapter 984 Board Member at 815-491-3120.

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Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
P: 815-319-4100
F: 815-319-4101

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

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