The San Diego Humane Society's 2nd Annual Animal Compassion Awards Winners have been announced, and Dogs on Deployment is excited to be the recipient of the Animal Impact Award!
The second annual Animal Compassion Awards recognize and pay tribute to the extraordinary animals and animal lovers throughout San Diego County. Nominations were collected in three categories, Animal Impact, Humane Hero and Pet-Friendly Destination.
Animal Impact Award
This award recognizes the powerful and unique impact that people have on animals, and vice versa. The Award went to Dogs on Deployment!
Military couple 1st Lt Alisa Sieber-Johnson and LT Shawn Johnson were well aware of the challenges of a military life. What they weren't prepared for was…facing those challenges with pets. That's when they founded Dogs on Deployment, a non-profit which provides an online network for service members to find volunteers who will board their pets during their owner's service commitments. 1stLt Alisa Sieber-Johnson says, Military members are responsible members of the community. We should be responsible pet owners just like we are in every other aspect of our lives. To know that myself and my husband have started an organization that has made a change for the betterment of our military community is phenomenal.