Service dogs “lifesavers” for veterans

elaine | November 9, 2012

Service Dogs can be life saving to our veterans,but shrinking federal budgets and the sheer number of injured service members are overwhelming government programs, so there just aren’t enough service dogs to go around.
Colorado organization, Freedom Service Dogs(FSD) continues to rescue shelter dogs, custom train them and then provide them to returning veterans at no [...]

New Army policy could make it difficult to get service dogs

elaine | June 6, 2012

By Rebecca Ruiz(MSNBC)
One day this spring, Army Specialist David Bandrowsky, 27, played Russian roulette with his .38 revolver.
Bandrowsky planned to end his life, which had been at turns unbearable since he returned from a 16-month deployment in Iraq in 2008. He had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury and depression as [...]