Paws For Veterans To Place ‘Sonic’ In Forever Home

By  //  August 17, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Paws for Veterans will place “Sonic,” the famous death row pit bull, with his Veteran forever home on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Crystal Callahan Ayala
Crystal Callahan Ayala, left, and Cesar Millan. (Image for

Sonic was highlighted in Cesar Millan’s “Love my Pit Bull” documentary that aired April 18, and Paws for Veterans has been keeping very close contact with the Cesar Millan Foundation.

Paws for Veterans is a non-profit organization that provides our nation’s combat injured troops that suffer with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and affiliated physical disabilities with task trained medical service dogs – as well as supplies, therapeutic group sessions, and natural treatment alternatives.

“Our program is literally saving the lives of our veterans and the dogs that we rescue and train,” said Crystal Callahan Ayala.

“We have had several cases where our dogs have physically stopped veterans, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, from committing suicide.”

The Paws for Veterans program delivers an all-around lifelong support system focusing on a more natural alternative to healing our Veterans bodies and minds while at the same saving the lives of shelter dogs that would otherwise be facing euthanasia.

Nathan Nail
Nathan Nail

“I literally would not be here today if it weren’t for Paws for Veterans and my service dog, Rocky,” said Nathan Nail.

“I just finished watching the YouTube videos of Cesar, yourself and of course Sonic,” said Ray Lewis.

“When I went into your office Tuesday I had no idea of the time, effort and love that went into a long journey for the three of you. It made my heart drop.

Sonics-veteran-388-2“I feel so fortunate that you would give me this opportunity. I will not disappoint you. I am having a hard time believing that this could even be happening to me. I need to be pinched or something. My hopes are for a very long relationship with Paws for Veterans and Sonic.”

Paws for Veterans is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that receives no government funding and relies solely on the generous contributions of the public to serve our nation’s combat injured heroes and local shelter dogs.

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