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.
Tucked away in Eastsound, Washington located on Orcas Island, this intimate tourist destination consists of a few hostelries, pubs and eateries, gift stores, public beaches — and one very active and creative animal shelter.
Last week a little white dog named Jack in Bakersfield, California made news around the world after he was pulled, apparently lifeless, from a house fire. He owes his life to a couple of Girl Scouts and they weren't even there at the time. The two young women had spent time raising the funds to make sure that each fire truck in their community was equipped with a set of pet oxygen masks.