Shelter Dogs to Help Veterans

The United States House of Representatives has passed a wonderful bill called the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act.

The bill establishes a program where shelter dogs receive training from service members suffering from PTSD. The shelter dogs, once trained, will then go on to become service dogs for disabled veterans. It’s a win win situation for all involved.

“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.” says Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations. The ASPCA offers an Advocacy Brigade to help support humane legislation, such as this bill.

The Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act was introduced by Rep. Grimm of New York, who is also a veteran. The bill passed unanimously. To read a more about the bill and how you can get involved with humane legislation such as this, please visit the ASPCA website.

 

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216 comments

Jenny H.
Past Member 1 years ago

Nice website full of quite interesting and informative posts, so must keep on good working! Who's Walking Who

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Andras C.
Andras C4 years ago

We can learn a lot about love and loyalty from our furry family. I for one, would like to give them all the support I can.

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Fiona T.
Past Member 4 years ago

This is how wonderful our furry friends are

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Juta Semmel
Juta Semmel4 years ago

This is indeed a win win situation here; animals love us so unconditionaly and the veterans that are suffering will now have an animal that they can love and be loved back; wonderful idea!

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Kelly Lowry
Kelly Lowry4 years ago

I am a veteran and I had some major problems when I returned home, i didn't feel I deserved love I felt I was a monster. Make a long story short I was told about the program and decided to give it a shot, it changed my life, no it gave me my life back a small bundle of fur did for me what no therapist ever could. Here is the most innocent creature and it loved me unconditionally when I felt i didn't deserved to be loved, I felt reborn all thanks to animals

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Laure Kairawicz
Laure Kairawicz4 years ago

That's awesome!

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Natasha Salgado
natasha s4 years ago

What a fantastic idea!!! All dogs deserve a 2nd chance at happiness. They sure can teach their human companions a thing or two!!!!

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Elizabeth Weisleder

I am so thrilled to hear this !!!

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s. ryan
p. q5 years ago

good dog!

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Susan H.
Susan H5 years ago

This is wonderful. These days, good news is so hard to come by. Thanks for posting.

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