From patrol to pooches: Group pairs vets with rescued service dogs

Matt Saintsing
December 17, 2017 - 2:41 pm
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American Humane is looking for veterans to apply for its “Shelter to Service” program, which pairs vets suffering from the invisible wounds of war with service dogs.

Founded in 1877 in Cleveland, Ohio, American Humane, a non-profit organization, will provide specially trained service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

In a statement, President and CEO of American Humane, Dr. Robin Ganzert said "Specially trained service dogs can reduce stress and anxiety levels, mitigate depression, ease social reintegration, provide comfort, and restore confidence in affected veterans."

"We're honored to help save more lives on both ends of leash, and we encourage any veteran in need of a service dog to apply to the Shelter to Service program."

Along with the Shelter to Service initiative, the group runs the “Help Bring All Heroes Home” program, which brings together military working dogs deployed overseas with their military handlers back home.

For more information about American Humane and their military programs, click here.