Carrie had a passion to help Veterans from a young age. She started by soliciting yarn and supplies that she handmade into countless lap robes, slippers and other comforts for Veterans hospitals. Wanting to do more, she organized events and raised thousands of dollars that have purchased groceries, hygiene items, tires, electricity and all manner of requested wares and services, all discreetly delivered to local Veterans.
Carrie's love of animals and desire to honor Vets drove her to set up this official platform, in hopes of increasing her capacity to help. With the support of the amazing WWO community, there is much more to be done!
Carrie also happens to be a very proud mother of a Marine and a Sailor!
We recognize that Therapy and Service Animals can promote a healthy lifestyle and mental well-being.
Following this philosophy, we help train and transition animals, of all kinds, into loving Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for Veterans in need.
Wetnose Warriors Outreach also provides therapeutic benefits of pets, by offering visitation opportunities.
While therapeutic animal supports remain our main focus, we also help deliver other products and services to Veterans who are struggling with life challenges.
To Bring Veterans and Rescue Animals together in a supportive manner
To create a support system for Veterans with Empowerment and Stability at the Heart. To give a Hand Up to those who have Served.
Q: What is the difference between an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and a Service Animal?
A: Service animals are allowed in more locations because they are covered by the American Disabilities Act (ADA), while ESA's are not. Service Animals are mandated to go through a more thorough training process than ESA's. While Service Animals are trained for specific skills, ESA's are used more for basic mental well-being.
Q: What kind of animal can be an ESA?
A: Any animal can be used as an ESA, depending on personal preferences. Note too, that Service Animals can only be canine or a miniature horse, according to the law.
Q: What kind of documentation is required to prove my animal is an Emotional Support Animal?
A: Requirements are a Letter of Explanation that "prescribes" the need for an ESA. This must be done by a licensed health care professional, such as, a certified therapist, doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Q: How can I qualify for a Letter of Explanation?
A: This is a decision that must be made between you and your health care provider. We suggest that if you feel you might benefit from an ESA, that you contact your health care provider.
Q: How do you choose an Emotional Support Animal?
A: This should be based on your personal lifestyle, health issues, preferences and your budget. While dogs are the most common ESA, there is no limit to the species of animal you may choose, as long as it benefits your mental well-being. You might find more information at the ESA Registration of America.