Since its founding four and a half years ago, PACTforAnimals.org has honored the importance of the people-pet bond by preventing the permanent separation of animals and their owners due to unforeseen circumstances. PACT founder and president Buzz Miller joined Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss the non-profit foster program’s impact on the Philadelphia region and beyond. Many of the people that PACT helps are members of the military who need long term foster care for their pets, and if the original owner does not return for their animal, PACT will find it a permanent home.
Miller stresses that the program is not in the adoption business, and that is made clear up front. “All we want to know is, through a lot of questions and talking on the phone, that they really want this animal back, and this animal is a material part of their life.”