The React Foundation recently joined Shelter to Soldier (STS) to adopt a shelter dog, named Eddie, under their Red Star Sponsorship of the Program. Eddie was found as a stray at the border of Tecate, Mexico. He was rescued stateside by a Border Patrol Agent and taken to the San Diego Department of Animal
Services Bonita Shelter, where he was later adopted by Shelter to Soldier. Eddie came to the shelter with a medical condition known as Entropion, in which the eyelid folds inward. Both his appearance and medical condition may have steered prospective adopters away from this amazing dog, but The React Foundation Co Founder, Cody Sadler notes “Graham’s trained eye saw through the grime and recognized this dog as a perfect candidate for Shelter to Soldier’s
service dog training program.”
Eddie was affectionately named as a tribute to React’s Cofounder, George Sadler’s dear Staffordshire Terrier that passed in October 2019. “Giving Eddie a new lease on life was a memory that The React Foundation will cherish for the rest
of our lives.”
The React Foundation has also pledged to support the April 23, 2020 1st Annual Saving Lives, One Swing at a Time Golf Tournament as the Presenting Sponsor, a generous $25,000 contribution, which will also include the sponsorship of a second dog through the Shelter to Soldier Program.
Eddie’s Adoption Story (Video)
Eddie’s Progress Story (Video)

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