Prisoners training dogs that help veterans

Posted By elaine on November 10, 2010

Special assistance dogs usually help guide the blind but now some therapy dogs are helping disabled veterans who suffer with PTSD. An interesting twist is that these animals were raised by inmates in some of our nation’s most notorious prisons.

Donations help cover the $30,000 cost to train the dogs. One strong supporter has been the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church.   There are currently dozens of puppies being trained in prisons for veterans. Since the program’s inception in 1997, 34 puppies have been placed with vets. You can find more information at www.PuppiesBehindBars.com.

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