SC governor, first lady announce an initiative for vets with pets

SC governor, first lady announce an initiative for vets with pets

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Governor Henry McMaster and first lady Peggy McMaster announced a new partnership that will help veterans when they need a hospital stay and cannot find care for their pets.

Officials at Pawmetto Lifeline say last year many veterans refused treatment because there was no one to care for their animals while they were hospitalized.

Now the nonprofit shelter has teamed up with the Michael J. Mungo Foundation to create the Boots in Service program which will arrange care for the animals.

You can watch the full news conference here.

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Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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