'Pets for Vets' waives cat and dog adoption fee for veterans
Nov. 11, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — Military veterans who adopt a cat or dog Saturday at a designated shelter can skip the adoption fee thanks to the "Pets for Vets " program.
The program is part of "Comptroller's Critters" begun under late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. It aims to find adoptive homes for companion animals and reduce state and local animal-control costs.
Sponsors are Fifth Third Bank , Ariel Investments , Bentley's Pet Stuff , Blue Dog Bakery , Bourbon on Division, Choose Chicago,SP-plus , State Farm , Testa Produce , The John Buck Co. Foundation , and Tradition Gastro Pub and Bar .