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.
Auggie’s Pet Food Pantry: Provides temporary 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 DD214 or membership ID from American Legion or VFW and a current driver license or state ID are required to receive pet food. There are no income guidelines. Appointments are not necessary.
Pet Wellness Clinic (Coming Soon):Provides low cost veterinary services such as annual tests and vaccinations.
TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return): Provides spay/neuter services for people with feral cat colonies on their property. The cost of TNR is $25 and includes spay/neuter service, ear tipping, rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine. Additional services upon request include FELV/FIV Snap test, topical flea treatment and tapeworm injection. To schedule a TNR appointment, please email email@example.com.
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.
We’re seeking veterans with an interest in animals to help us develop several important programs.
Shelter Dog Training: Helping dogs transition into their new homes with ease.
Companion Program: Connecting shelter pets with veterans through visits, short-term fostering and adoption.
Dog Behavior Consultation Service: Working with veterans who are considering surrendering their dogs due to behavior problems.
Interested in volunteering? Would you like more information on pet services? Email Ann Loveless, USA retired, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-951-6122.