Virginia’s attorney general is suing a service dog organization he claims endangered lives with false claims the dogs can alert people to fluctuations in blood sugar and get help if needed.
A program that prepares service dogs for permanent placement with wounded veterans and their families has been booted from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed without explanation, the program’s executive director says.
“Some people get on the floor with the dogs and they roll around. It’s pure joy,” said Denise “Dino” Sierp, who heads the service dogs organization.
While dogs can\’t cure post-traumatic stress disorder, they help troubled veterans cope and move on with their lives.
Service dogs-in-training visited Georgetown University Law Center Wednesday to practice being around people and to help ease the stress of exams for exhausted law students.
Marine veteran Capt. Jason Haag is speaking openly about living
with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. After three tours, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, his physical injuries were
healing but his mental ones were not.
On Sunday July 21, Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, hosted its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit service dogs for veterans who work year-round.