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Mushrooming PTSD crisis among military. Experts estimate PTSD impacts 30% of all Vietnam veterans, 10% of all Desert Storm veterans, and 20% of 1.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan troops. Unemployment for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans increased from 11.5 % in 2010 to 12.1% in 2011.

2015 Fetching Canine Contest

2015 Fetching Canine Contest

Congratulations to labradoodle Barney, our top calendar super star WINNER in the 2015 Fetching Canine wall calendar & contest!  Barney’s proud owner is former Viet Nam veteran John Boucher who flew over 200 combat missions and 40 years later faced a much different battle with ALS. For his story, click here.  The 2015 calendars will be mailed to all entrants in early December.

 

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Our Heroes: Dogs & Veterans

Our Heroes:  Dogs & Veterans

Teddy sends his thanks to all of you who sent prayers and over $700 for his medical workup this spring.  See his dramatic cancer-survivor story!   And meet some of our courageous veterans who share their Next Step Service Dog experience.

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