War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs

Sep 14, 2010

Dogs4Vets Becomes "Canines With a Cause"

On Thursday, September 16th, eight dogs will be rescued from Salt Lake City shelters and come to the Friends of Animals Rescue and Rehab Ranch to meet their new prospective families. War veterans and their families will meet the dogs and get ready to begin training for their new furry companions. The "Canines With a Cause Program" will begin next week! New statistics from the Veterans Affairs Department reveal that one in every four veterans will return home with some form of Brain Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, suicide rates for veterans are higher than they have ever been. Veterans and their therapists report drastic reductions in P.T.S.D. symptoms and in reliance on medication after receiving a dog. Please check back next week to meet the dogs, see photos from the open house and meet our veterans in the kick off program.


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Cathy King

Park City, UT United States

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