According to the U.S. VA an average of 22 veterans died every day. Veterans counted for 18% of all deaths from suicide in the United States. That is a striking statistic and the reason for our efforts. The lives of military veterans are extremely important to our country and our community. Service dogs have been proven to be a benefit to military veterans for multiple purposes. Dogs make great  companions and can provide stress relief and a purpose to a veteran’s life. Service dogs can also help veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, seizures, or mobility issues . Our veterans in the program have seen the difference in themselves and their dogs.    Our goal however is not only save one life, but two. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 670,000 dogs are euthanized each year. We hope to be a part of the decline of that number by receiving our soon-to-be service dogs from  high risk shelters. The dogs that we intake were saved from  euthanasia and placed in our program. By doing this we are promoting adoption of shelter pets and saving lives. These dogs will go on to become service dogs and save the lives of our United States veterans and first responders.

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