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Many troops coming home from overseas suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A great service for troops with PTSD is the Freedom Service Dog organization.
They give dogs special training to help troops become accustomed to being at home and help them to reintegrate into society.
Nothing is better than a warm doggy cuddled up next to you when the weigh of the world seems to bear down on your shoulders.
Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet services company, has initiated "Operation Freedom Tail."
The program will raise money for the Freedom Service Dogs, to help shelter dogs as well as veterans.
A director at Freedom Service Dogs said:
"We are excited for Camp Bow Wow to be part of the Freedom Service Dogs program.
It is highly significant to have such an influential pet services company help with this initiative – not only to raise money for training a service dog for a Veteran, but also bring awareness to the program itself."
If you'd like to donate, you can go HERE.
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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill called the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act.
The bill is a double whammy of helping service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and disabled veterans.
Those who suffer from PTSD will be training shelter dogs, which is a great way to help cope with PTSD. Then those trained dogs will become service dogs for the disabled vets.
We're surprised they haven't been doing this all along.
The Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations said:
"When more and more servicemen and women are returning from overseas with PTSD and other injuries, this bill will allow for our veterans to get the therapy and assistance they need and will give some worthy shelter dogs very good homes."
The bill passed unanimously. It's nice to know the government can really do some good in these tough economic times, and really show our veterans we appreciate everything they do for us.
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