Animals have a special place in the hearts of Mike Grillo and Kris Harris at Road Rage Designs. So, when Danny Scheurer, a veteran and founder of Save-A-Vet - a non-profit organization dedicated to serving military and law enforcement working animals - asked for help wrapping the group's box truck, Mike and Kris couldn't say no.
Danny Scheurer grew up in Northern Illinois and served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, most recently in Iraq. While serving overseas, Danny grew very attached to the military working dogs that helped save many lives during his service.
When Danny returned home to Wonder Lake, Illinois, he founded Save-A-Vet and dedicated himself to finding a way to provide a home for military and law enforcement working animals that are retired from service. Many military and law enforcement K-9’s are unable to be placed for adoption due to their training, past experiences or injuries obtained in the line of duty. Schuerer calls these dogs “The Other Forgotten Soldiers.”
“We are such animal lovers,” said Mike Grillo, founder of Road Rage Designs in Spring Grove, Illinois. “When Danny came to us and we learned about Save-A-Vet, we wanted to help the organization and make more people aware of their work – there was no better way than with a wrap of the group’s box truck.”
Road Rage Designs partnered with the Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Division to provide the truck wrap to Save-A-Vet. The wrap was printed on Avery MPI 1005 Easy Apply with DOL 1360 Gloss. “We use Avery vinyl for the majority of our wraps and are thankful for their support of this project,” added Grillo.
“The wrap on the Save-A-Vet truck will help us raise awareness about our organization and hopefully rescue more K-9 service animals,” said Danny. “I plan to take it to local and national shows and drive it around the Chicago area. I can’t thank Road Rage and Avery Dennison enough for their help. ”
Save-A-Vet is planning to build a housing facility for disabled, injured and retired military and law enforcement veterans and provide employment for residents to help care for “The Other Forgotten Soldiers.” More information on Save-A-Vet is available online at http://www.save-a-vet.org/.