Saturday, January 7, 2012

Urge the U.S. Senate to Help Veterans & Shelter Dogs H.R. 198

A bill has unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives that would help both veterans and shelter dogs. H.R. 198, the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, was approved as part of a package of veterans’ health legislation (H.R. 2074). It would create a pilot program for training dogs as a form of therapy to help treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or other post-deployment mental health conditions. Once trained, the dogs would assist veterans with disabilities. This legislation is a win-win solution for two deserving groups by helping homeless dogs and supporting veterans. This bill will allow dogs waiting for adoption in animal shelters to be considered for this training program to assist veterans struggling to overcome disabilities. Now we need the U.S. Senate to approve this legislation!

Take action now!

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