Besides coming to Chicago for a big fundraiser at a house tour of Fort Sheridan’s homes on Saturday, August 22nd, this recently established temporary animal rescue is making a big impact on the lives of people that have become ill, are homeless or being deployed.
Buzz Miller, Founder of PACT is all too familiar with the heartache that losing a beloved pet to circumstances can be. That is why he developed this unique animal organization that is a long-term free foster care organization of companion animals with the goal of the owner taking the animal home with him/her once the owner can retake care of the companion animal they truly love.
Miller volunteered in the companion animal world for over 30 years and in that time found that too many animals were being surrendered due to military deployment, illness or financial circumstances. This affected him greatly; enough so that he followed his heart and his passion and over 10 years ago left a highly successful law practice he developed to work almost 24/7 in advancing the Human-Animal Bond. This incredibly thoughtful man is still rated among the top 10% of real estate and business lawyers in the United States, but chose two years ago to grow PACT for Animals in order to further keep that Human-Animal Bond alive and well!
In the past two years, PACT has developed from no foster homes in other parts of the United States other than the Delaware Valley to over 150 foster home applications from across the country. If this unique animal rescue was not in business, every one of these pet parents PACT helps would have to relinquish their companion animal to a shelter or animal rescue to be adopted or euthanized; never to be seen by them again.
PACT not only saves the lives of these animals, but gives the pet parents “peace of mind;” the ability to think of themselves and their personal crisis, instead of losing their beloved furry companion! In 2014, Buzz and his great unique rescue nearly doubled all aspects of PACT from the previous year: Animals fostered, paid employees, volunteer and the like. They hope to continue this momentum by further developing our fundraising here in Chicago this August.
If you don’t think that this organization is making an impact, just go ahead and check out these great videos:
PACT for Animals YouTube Page
Soldier Couple Reunited with Beloved Dog Mya After Deployment = Down’s Syndrome child in foster household
Great Dane and Army Veteran Adam Reunite after a Year = Wife from US tells military husband in South Korea, she is filing for divorce & dumping his Great Dane in shelter
Veteran Michael King Reunited with Dogs after Deployment = Michael drove from South Carolina his 2 dogs to PACT to foster. Michael, in the spring of 2015, will be getting married at the prior foster family’s farm near Philadelphia
FOX News (Philadelphia)
Sheba and Anthony
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/26561845/veteran-and-dog = Homeless veteran living in cardboard box in garage in ghetto with his violent protective pit bull, until PACT found a safe place for pit. Soldier then was able to receive hospital treatment
Saramarie and Luna Stars
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23912240/animal-organization-comforts-families?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9506260 = 4 year old at CHOP with leukemia has slim chance of beating cancer. Child recovers & family pick up child’s PACT foster dog.
Mom, Pop, 4 children foster military dog from Baltimore in a PACT foster home.
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23705769/pact-offers-foster-care-for-pets-of-service-members#at_pco=cfd-1.0 = Pit bull ban became law in Md & military family must relocate pit outside Md. in a PACT foster home
CBS News (Philadelphia)
Group Helps With Pet Care For Those Serving Overseas
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/video/9323948-group-helps-with-pet-care-for/ = Elderly couple fosters 2 Pits for Captain in Afghanistan