Service or therapy dogs for returning veterans suffering from PTSD are an effective tool for helping them cope. Thanks to two congressmen supporting the 'Pups for Patriots Act,' the wait for receiving the animals could be significantly reduced.
Found abandoned, flea-bitten and in poor health in a shed in Warwickshire, England, Jasmine the Greyhound was a four-legged surrogate mother if ever there was one. Brought to an animal sanctuary to recover, she became an ambassador and thief of hearts to all who entered the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.
Man has been pitted against beast in all kinds of races over the years. There’s been man vs. horses. Man vs. dogs. Man vs. cheetahs. America’s 1936 Summer Olympics gold winner Jesse Owens even raced a train late in his career, after he was beat out by racing horse in Cuba.
Over the years, I have researched and blogged extensively about therapy dogs. Assisting our veterans suffering from PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder], therapy dogs over the course of the last decade have been professionally trained and have comforted hundreds of thousands of soldiers returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Service Cats aren't officially recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) anymore but that hasn't stopped cat-owners from benefiting from the often-lifesaving service these true Service Cats provide.
Victims and witnesses are routinely subjected to a legal process they are ill equipped to handle. To compound matters, many of them are small children. Find out how canine companions in the courts are making a difference.