Barb and I are very happy to share the following news from Paul Mundell, National Director of Canine Programs for Canine Companions for Independence, regarding their efforts to support America’s Wounded Warriors:
I am pleased to share with you that Canine Companions for Independence has been chosen to participate in a study sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to determine the benefits of canine support for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As you know, Canine Companions is always at the forefront of canine assistance and therapy. This study is the perfect opportunity to support our veterans and provide insight into the benefits of a highly trained assistance dog for individuals living with PTSD.
After an initial placement and evaluation of 6 dogs over several months, we could ultimately place over 100 teams over the next several years. We will continue to work collaboratively with the VA in what we believe will be a ground-breaking and mutually beneficial partnership. As we move forward with this study, we will continue to share our findings and success with you.
Thank you for your support and dedication to Canine Companions.
National Director of Canine Programs
Canine Companions for Independence