War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs

Jan 17, 2013

Thank You For Making a Difference!

When Austin Cochran awoke from his first seizure in August, he was 15 feet from his couch, surrounded by vomit and bleeding from his tongue. And then things got really bad.

He was hospitalized for a month, had three kidney surgeries to deal with kidney stones, lost 40 pounds and spiraled into his worst depression since leaving the Air Force in 2006.

"I was at my wit’s end, and that’s when I saw the dog," Cochran, 34, remembers.

Grizz, a year-old black English Labrador rescued by the Utah nonprofit Canines With A Cause, now is rescuing Cochran.

Thanks to your generous donation, over 100 dogs were placed with veterans like Austin in 2012. We could not continue the work we do without you, know that you've made a difference in the life of a veteran and saved a shelter dog.

The attached article was published in the Salt Lake Tribune on January 9th, please take the time to read about other veterans in the Canines With a Cause program. 

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

With gratitude,

Cathy King



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Cathy King

Park City, UT United States

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