As a country, we rely on service animals to help us in many different ways. They are an integral part of our lives, and we owe them a great debt for their years of service. That’s why we are so grateful for organisations like the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals that provide retired service animals with the care they need and deserve!

Today we are speaking with The Rt. Hon. Countess Bathurst, Chair of the NRFSA and LWDG Society Member, Management Committee Member, and Show and Events Coordinator, Tracey Wysocka, about retired service animals and why they deserve the best medical treatment.

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Who are the NFRSA?

The National Fund for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA) is a fantastic organisation that addresses the financial costs and care of retired service animals across the country.

Their main aims are to assist those caring for retired animals by subsidising vet bills and other related expenses, while also promoting the extraordinary work service animals do.

Additionally, the NFRSA seeks to support existing local charity organisations in order to recognise their successes and lend assistance wherever this may be needed. This is an incredible organisation doing vital work when it comes to supporting retired service animals.

In this week’s podcast, The Countess spoke to LWDG Founder Jo Perrott about the importance of providing medical care to retired service animals:

“It is essential that we provide the best possible medical treatment for our retired service animals. They have given so much to us, and it’s only right that we repay them with the proper care they deserve. Without organisations like ours, owners of these animals may struggle to provide the medical care these animals may need.”

Tracey Wysocka, who has worked closely with working dogs in her career, echoed the Countess’s sentiment:

“I know how much these animals give to us and it is an honour to be able to provide them with the care they need in their retirement. We are grateful for any donations or help we can get so that these animals can continue to live life comfortably after all the service they have given us.”

How you can help the NFRSA and Retired Service Animals

If you would like to make a donation or help the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals in any way, please visit their website or contact them directly. Together we can ensure that retired service animals receive the medical care they deserve and continue to get the love and respect they so rightfully deserve.

We also want to thank all those who have served and are currently serving our country with service animals. Your hard work, dedication and bravery are truly appreciated. Thank you for all that you do!

We encourage you to help support this cause and donate to organisations like the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals, so that retired service animals can continue to live with comfort and dignity. Together, we can all make a difference.

For more information on how you can support this fantastic charity, please visit their website at where all donations help provide love and care for retired service animals in need! The registered charity address is  Bathurst Estate Office, Cirencester Park, Cirencester GL7 2BU

We thank the Countess and Tracey for taking the time to speak with us about the NFRSA, its work with retired service animals, and why it is important to provide them with the medical care they deserve.

Thank you for reading and please feel free to share this article with anyone who may be interested in donating or helping retired service animals. Let’s show them the love they deserve. Thank you!

Tracy Wysocka also joined us for Episode 65 – Taking a Breath at 50: A Discussion on Compassion Fatigue

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