As a military member with 3 dogs, I know how tough it can be to leave them behind. I know before my son was born, the dogs were my kids (and still are). But at least I have a wife who can (and has) stay behind to take care of them.
But what of those deploying service members who don't have anyone to take care of their beloved pets? Enter Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet.
Right now they are trying to build a Sanctuary, where pets can stay while their humans are deployed. If you feel so inclined, please go and donate.
I just did.
UPDATE: This weekend, also consider contributing your Frequent Flyer miles to family members of injured servicemen, so that they may fly to visit them in the hospital.