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Shelter Dogs Bring Hope to Veterans

“When a warrior arrives at our academy, they arrive on two legs; they leave on six.” -Shari Duval, President, K9s for Warriors

More than two million soldiers have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to 2011 figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 476,515 veterans with primary or secondary diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received treatment at VA medical centers and clinics. As America’s involvement in the global war on terror continues, an ever-increasing number of men and women return home bearing the scars of battle, both seen and unseen.

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