About Pets BFF®
Pets BFF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the human-animal bond. Founded by veterinarian Kenneth B. Snyder, Pets BFF bonds at-risk youths and veterans with animals to create a family atmosphere conducive for self or mutual healing. Pets BFF envisions a nation-wide network of institutions, organizations and volunteers assisting troubled youths and veterans together with their animal companions. Pets BFF will benefit any youth or veteran who is afflicted by a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder.
It is our belief that youths and veterans will see themselves reflected in the animals, whose mistreatment is also their history, their childhood and their lost love. By witnessing the animal’s change in response to the care, affection and attention they receive, children and veterans can experience the healing power of love emotionally, viscerally and cognitively. That experience can change their lives profoundly. In addition, they may come to recognize that living beings can change, that dismal circumstances and emotional pain do not need to be facts of life forever.
Wounded creatures can heal and go on to live joyous lives. If this is true for a formerly abused dog who now jumps with delight when its human partner approaches, or an abandoned cat who now purrs at the sound of a child’s voice, it can be true for the children, teenagers and veterans who care for them as well. We can help these people regain their lost capacity to give and receive love and perhaps they can move beyond their destructive and self-destructive states of despair and restore their faith in the promise of their own lives.
Pets BFF cordially invites you to be an integral part of our extended family.
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Your generosity is truly appreciated.
Pets BFF is a 501(c )3 organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
We would love to hear from you! Strategic alliances and partnerships welcome! Volunteering, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities available!