Scars and Stripes Seeks to Provide Service Dogs for PTSD Veterans

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Scars and Stripes funds training of special service dogs for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Between 11% and 20% of our veterans are diagnosed with PTSD each year and an estimated 30% of Vietnam vets will suffer with PTSD at some point in their lives.  Untreated and combined with depression, suicide is a tragic result for some.

Service dogs are specially trained to do many amazing things to help their owners, from emotional and coping support to giving limited forms of medical assistance. However, it costs on average $20,000 to train, house, feed, and deliver such an animal to a person in need.

Scars and Stripes seeks to raise $30,000 by February 1st to fund the training of their first cohort of puppies-in-training.

Please call John Goodman at (719) 502-1240 or e-mail john.goodman@scarsandstripes.org for more information.