If you're thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, consider a shelter adoption first. Veterans adopt at no charge through my Pets for U.S. Vets program at the Washington Area Humane Society. You can make the difference. Adopt, donate or purchase a coin (see below). It's a good idea to wait until after the holidays to bring a new furry friend home. It will be much calmer then and you will have more time and patience to spend on training and loving your new best friend. Be safe and kind this holiday season. God Bless America! Your Pal, Suzi
I haven't updated for a few months due to a family emergency. But, rest assured, I am still working behind the scenes to get our local veterans and our local homeless animals teamed up. Please buy a Star Wars Commemorative Coin or donate to the Veterans Fund at the WAHS. This program that we started back in 2010 is still going strong. If you have any ideas for fundraising for this cause please let me know. Scroll to the beginning of this blog to learn how all of this started. Our local veterans don't pay adoption fees at the WAHS. It is a wonderful way to honor our vets and save our pets! Please help by donating or adopting. If you donate at the WAHS, please say it is strictly for the Veterans Fund. The code to put on your check is U.S. Pets for Vets. You can always reach me at email@example.com with any ideas, questions or comments. Thank you for caring. "Working together in our community and making a difference."
Suzi Smith phd (perfect hound dogs)
Before I got the chance to update, 250 coins were already sold! Please purchase one for good luck at http://www.pswcs.com/charity.cfm.
I chose C-3PO on our coin because he was in every movie :-)
"Working together in our community and making a difference."
Suzi Smith PHD (perfect hound dogs)
Press Release: PSWCS.org Joins Forces with Pets for U.S. Vets for 2016 Charity Drive
PSWCS.org Joins Forces with Pets for U.S. Vets for 2016 Charity Drive
For immediate release: May 30, 2016
PSWCS.org and the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society are joining
forces with Pets for U.S. Vets, a program of the Washington Area Humane
Society in Washington, PA. Pets for U.S. Vets places dogs and cats with local
veterans, free of charge. All animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on
vaccinations and micro-chipped.
Pets for U.S. Vets was started by Suzi Smith in 2010 and she has worked
tirelessly since then to secure funding to cover the costs of the free
adoptions. Now in its sixth year, the program is averaging 50 adoptions per year
To raise funds for Pets for U.S. Vets, PSWCS.org will be selling a limited
run of 1,000 medallions featuring C-3PO from Star Wars™: The Force
Awakens. This will be the sixth medallion and charity that PSWCS.org has
Each medallion has been cast in gold toned metal and features C-3PO on the
front along with the date and name of the charity, Pets for U.S. Vets.
The back will have the PSWCS logo.
The medallions will be sold online for $12.50 each, including shipping.
The medallions are fully approved by Lucasfilm and will be accompanied by a
Certificate of Authenticity and receipt as they are tax deductible.
The medallions will go on sale on May 30, 2016 on the web at
About Pets for U.S. Vets
Pets for U.S. Vets was founded in 2010 by Suzi Smith. The program operates
from the Washington Area Humane Society in Washington, PA with the goal of
placing dogs and cats, free of charge, with local veterans. Every pet is
spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. More information can be
found on the web at http://washingtonpashelter.org/pets-for-us-vets/
About the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society was formed in 2000 to bring
together collectors living in and around Pennsylvania. Club members use an
email list and monthly meetings to keep in touch and share their love of
the hobby surrounding the Star Wars™ films. They began their charity work in
2003 by holding annual toy drives and expanded in 2009 with the sale of
their first Lucasfilm approved Star Wars™ collectible medallion. More
information can be found on the web at _www.pswcs.com_ (http://www.pswcs.com/) .
PSWCS.org was founded in 2013 and received IRS status as a registered
501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November 2014. The goal of PSWCS.org is
to raise monetary donations to help charitable organizations in Pennsylvania
and surrounding states. More information can be found on the web at
_www.pswcs.org_ (http://www.pswcs.org/) .
Atts. PSWCS Pets for US Vets Medallion Announcement Press Release PDF,
Pets for US Vets C-3PO Medallion JPG
I just wanted to give an update on what's going on with the Pets for U.S. Vets. I am happy to announce that Pets for U.S. Vets at the Washington Area Humane Society has been voted to be on a Star Wars Commemorative coin. Lucas Films and Disney will be contacted for approval. Then the coins go on sale. I will update as soon as I get more information.
This is a Godsend. All of the money from the sale of the coins will go into the Veterans Fund. Our local Veterans don't pay adoption fees. They get a one year wellness program when they adopt. The pet is spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, micro-chipped and socialized!
If you are a Veteran and want to adopt, just take your DD-214 and tell them that Suzi sent you. If you want to donate to this wonderful program, make sure to put this code on your donation "US Pets for Vets" for their book-keeping system. I don't handle any money, I just find ways to get it there.
Thank you and God Bless America!!!