03 Jul LOOKING OUT FOR MAN’S BEST FRIEND
For several years, the only family Phillip had was Bear, his 8-year old German Shepherd mix.
The 57-year old U.S. Army veteran and his dog were inseparable, even when Phillip could no longer afford housing and the two were forced out into the streets. But an even bigger crisis would soon confront the pair.
Phillip needed to be hospitalized for medical evaluation. Because Phillip had no family in the area, Bear was facing an extended stay and uncertain fate in a local animal shelter.
As Phillip began his treatment and recovery, an official at the Department of Veterans Affairs contacted HonorBound about finding a home for Bear. We were able to secure boarding for Bear as Phillip underwent treatment so the two could be reunited when Phillip completed his in-patient care.