What is H.R. 5232 - The Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act?

This bipartisan legislation authorizes the Department of Treasury to mint a three-coin commemorative series to honor the service working dogs provide to society. All surcharges from the sale of the coin will go to America’s VetDogs to ensure that we can continue our mission to provide these life-changing dogs to veterans & first responders with disabilities, at no cost to them.

 

Why is H.R. 5232 important?
If the Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act (H.R.5232) is passed, all surcharges accrued from sales of the coin will be donated to America's VetDogs. As a national nonprofit, we provide our services free of charge to veterans and first responders. It costs America's VetDogs more than $50,000 to breed, raise, train and place one service dog with a veteran in need. Initiatives like this help fund our mission in helping our nation's heroes live without boundaries.

Sponsor of the bill:  Congressman Patrick McHenry of North Carolina (R)

                                                                                                                       


                                                                                       

Our goal is to have the coin in production in 2023...
How can you help?

- Visit Congress.gov and search "H.R. 5232" then select "cosponsors" to see if your Representative has signed as a cosponsor in support of H.R. 5232 

- If not, call your Congressional representative's office and encourage them to sign in support of H.R. 5232 - The Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act 

- Share information on the bill with your family, friends, and neighbors and encourage them to call their Congressional representative 

- Follow @AmericasVetDogs on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on the progression of the bill 


America's VetDogs graduates attend the 2022 Congressional Breakfast to share stories of how their service dogs have changed their lives. 

Check out recent media coverage of the Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act:
2022 Congressional Breakfast:
-WBAL (NBC Baltimore, MD): A
merica's VetDogs Hosts Bipartisan Breakfast in Support of Service Dog Programs and H.R. 5232
 
Introduction of H.R. 5232:
 -WBAL (NBC Baltimore, MD): 
Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act would help fund effort to train service dogs
-WUSA (CBS Washington D.C.) :America's VetDogs' Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act Press Conference
-WBAL (NBC Baltimore, MD): America's VetDogs' Working Dog Commemorative Coin
-The Hill: Lawmakers introduce bill to create commemorative coins to honor working dogs
-Washington TimesCanine advocates push U.S. Mint for coin series honoring service dogs
-Coin World: Dogs could receive 2023 commemorative coin program