The Lake Humane Society Cpl Joshua Harmon Pets to Vets program is part of a compassionate mission to protect animals and build connections between pets and people through advocacy and education.
Cpl Joshua Harmon November 25, 1986 – August 22, 2007
Cpl Joshua Harmon was a U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 25th Light Infantry Division (nicknamed Tropic Lightning), 35th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He served as a Combat Medic attached to the Scouts Sniper Platoon and received the Army Medal of Commendation of Valor for performing extraordinary life-saving measures. Additionally, Cpl Harmon was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and is a Bronze Star recipient.
Joshua was deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq on August 5, 2006, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. When returning from a mission on August 22, 2007, Joshua, along with thirteen fellow soldiers, lost their lives when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Multaka, outside of Kirkuk. Joshua was a Class of 2005, Mentor High School graduate and a devoted husband to the love of his life Kristin (Rathjen) Harmon. The Pets to Vets program was named after Joshua because of his lifelong love of animals.
Connecting Veterans with Companion Dogs
Lake Humane Society and Veteran Canine Connection have partnered to connect local Veterans with shelter dogs. Veterans are paired with trained companion dogs in order to give them unconditional love, comfort and support in their everyday lives at no cost to the Veteran. Interested in learning more about this exceptional program? Please visit the Veteran Canine Connection website to apply or call 330-348-4000!
Auggie’s Pet Food Pantry: Provides supplemental pet food support for pet owners who are veterans. Auggie’s Pet Food Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at Lake Humane Society. A current ID, mortgage/rent statement or utility bill will need to be presented at the time of service. There are no income guidelines. Appointments are not necessary.
Reduced Adoption Fees for Veterans
Must show Veterans ID to Receive Discount Administrative Fee Waived
Dogs aged 6 months-6 years: $80 Dogs aged 7 years- 11 years: $40 Dogs aged 12 years and over: $20
*All dog adoptions require an additional $20.75 dog license fee.
Cats aged 6 months-6 years: $40 Cats aged 7 years-12 years: $20 Cats aged 13 years and over: $15
All adopters of senior animals are eligible to purchase discounted medications for age related illness for the duration of the pets life from Lake Humane Society. Lab work for age related illnesses will also be available at a reduced cost.
Would you like more information on the Cpl Joshua Harmon Pets to Vets program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-951-6122 X116.
Get your Pup Crawl Tickets Today!
Our annual Pup Crawl is right around the corner! On June 4th enjoy a day filled with fun, dogs, raffles and so much more while hopping from bar to bar in Downtown Willoughby! Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of with proceeds going to the homeless animals at LHS.