Therapy dogs help calm people under stress
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Montemurri, L. L. Braiser
Blind Vets Warn Against VA Funding Guide Dogs, by Bryant Jordan, Military.com; March 5, 2013
The Blind Veterans Association is warning lawmakers against passing legislation to have the Department of Veterans Affairs cover costs of getting guide dogs for blind vets.
Soldier's Service Dog Euthanized after Killing Six-Year Old Boy (PTSD Dog Euthanized), Susy Raybon, Examiner.com January 31, 2012
A specially trained German Shepherd that attacked and mauled to death a six-year-old boy in Oak Grove, Kentucky on Sunday has been euthanized. The child and his family were visiting the home of a Fort Campbell Soldier who used the dog for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to police...
Service Dog Blamed for Attack at Outdoor Show, Laura Lewis, The Brunswick Beacon September 15, 2015 (online version)
| Contributor(s):: Michael Fallon
A report of a pet attacked by a service dog at a public function. The service dog aggressor was there as part of an appearance by a service dog organization at a "show" organized by The Brunswick Beacon. Commenting on the incident, the owner of the service dog organization said,...
Legions Pause Funding PTSD Service Dogs Over Training Concerns (Ottawa Promises Standards to regulate "Wild West" Animal Market)
This is an online article by Molly Segal of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporting that "Some provincial branches of the Royal Canadian Legion are no longer using poppy funds to help pay for service dogs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans." The...
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.