Meet Stephanie and her young Border Collie, Fly. Stephanie served in the Marine Corp and suffers from PTSD including anxiety attacks.
"The most important thing to me is my son. He’s only six years old and unfortunately has adopted the role as a service person to me. From calling 911 to telling people in a grocery store to back away from me while I have an anxiety attack, he has gladly accepted the role as I reluctantly watch with no choice. Seeing how my son has seen Fly react to my attacks, I have noticed a change in him. He understands it’s her job, backs off, and as a result has less stress. From comfort in petting Fly when I have high anxiety to the nudging, licking and pawing Fly does during an attack, she makes my life much more manageable. There really aren’t words to express my gratitude for you and your organization.”
This is just one of the "happy ever after" stories we hear everyday made possible by generous donors like you. It has been an amazing year, over 75 shelter dogs have been rescued and and placed with local Veterans, a winning situation for both.
We are looking forward to 2013 and growing our training programs to include dog training classes utilizing Veterans to train dogs for other Veterans in need. We will also be expanding the program to include Veterans incarcerated in prison for non-violent crimes. This will provide a more intense program for the dogs and benefit the Vets as therapy, giving them a purpose and inspiration to integrate back to civilian life.
This month an anonymous donor is matching all recurring donations, give the gift that lasts all year long.
Please help us to continue our important work by making one donation to save two lives.
With Deepest Gratitude,
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