I am struggling with the VA right now with my PTSD Service Dog...they are waiting on a 'ruling' that does not reflect the current Title 38 Section 1714, Public Law 2009. Hopefully they will get their act together soon!
God bless and let's hope they do!! It is LONG OVERDUE!!! Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice. I am the mother of a son who committed suicide because of PTSD. He served in Iraq in 2003/2004. I pray you will do everything you can to take care of yourself!
Wendy Griffioen GOD BLESS YOU
I saw you on WWP Im in Dallas..
What is the ruling for ?
Ramon J. Montoya I replied with an answer...but it looks like they deleted it. Guess we are to just sign the petition and not inform people about whats really going on. I'll post on my WWP Discussion: PTSD Service Dog what I originally had here.
This is an awesome petetion lets let the politicians know that we need this. Its a viable way to save lives.
Will get on it!!!!
I sure would love that last puppy!!! :)
Ya think? I've always stuck by my theory...that a spiritual and/or a trustworthy connection, is far better than anything clinical.
animals are great company for humans, if it helps the kids or adults who have autism, down syndrome, blind, deaf or any have health issues, why not for our heros who served for our country....
adog realy is mans best freind
My daughter has a therapy dog and trains him weekly. This is especially good for vets and I support them.
Hi aunt amelia, peanut is a therapy dog too, never thought about taking her to va hospital but I will now
I have always had a strong and close tie to MANY if not all of the pets I have shared my life with. They have brought to me a wonderful sense of companionship and love that all owners should have. I have even had a black cat that I named "Miff" that I deemed a "Familiar" because he was my shoulder cat. "Miff" went with me everywhere I went with the exception of my job. Undeniably the best and most loving animal companion I had ever had! I miss him...:-(
Sorry to here about the los of you miff. I have a old cat name sapson. He loves the hole family. Gust know thay do go to heaven.
The va needs t take every step they can to help are vets and I believe dogs is a great idea.
Thanks Melanie Banks :)
I have a heart condition & high stress, my dog is my saving grace. I signed this for my buddy who is suffering with PTSD, and I hope for once the goverment listens, because I know it will help!
Signature 497 for my brother Vince sanders!
I have a client that is involved in a program, pairing training of service dogs with veterans who are suffering from PTSS. It is a wonderful program and the stories that I have heard about it are amazing. I also know about the kinds of positive mental effects that my dog has on me. Let's get the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement this program. In many cases, it works where drugs do not. It is a much better cause than having our government continue to give away our tax dollars...
I have a client that is involved in a program, pairing training of service dogs with veterans who are suffering from PTSS. It is a wonderful program and the stories that I have heard about it are amazing. I also know about the kinds of positive mental effects that my dog has on me. Let's get the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement this program. In many cases, it works where drugs do not. It is a much better cause than having our government continue to give away our tax dollars to people that do not want to work or better themselves.
And think of all the dogs we can save from the pound. These dogs are so grateful they love you to death
I am also an example of one who has benefitted from having a service dog following trauma from deployment. I was recently featured in the NY Times because of the results of having a service dog. This would be a beneficial change for many vets in need. Please sign this petition to help bring service dogs into the VA as a form of treatment for PTSD and other mental illnesses affecting veterans.
Thanks for your comment, Tori! You're an inspiration.
My brother has been home from Iraq for awhile now, and his PTSD was horrible, up until recently. About 9 months ago I got a puppy and well let's just say I am a firm believer in an animal.chooses their master not the other way around. Even though I loved Bolt very much he brought light back to my brothers eyes again. Because of him my brother is dealing much better with his issues and feels he has a purpose. Please sign this pledge and let's give all our vets a light to follow back to happiness.
Thank you all,
By the way Bolt is now with my brother and they love each other unconditionally, they make the perfect pair and I have never seen my brother love an animal so deeply.
Summer Titus YOU are a wonderful sister. Wish veterans had you as a sister. Dogs can help all of us through the terrible times. My dad was WWll and his dogs saved his sanity and life again and again. You just don't know what people will do to save their animals with the love they have for them. I KNOW dogs would help our veterans. I was a vet rep for many a year for the the veterans against the VA
All I read is absolutely TRUE. One question - why wasn't our government as caring when our Vietnam vets came home? Instead they were spit upon & booed & called baby-killers. And they were the bravest of the bravest. Now - PLEASE tell me - WHAT THE HELL CHANGED?????
No one knew anything about PTSD until after Nam.
MY DOG is my life saviour he loves me unconditionally even when i sit and cry he loves me , i just wish i could bring him with me to the va he is my babie but sadly most people would be afraid of him he is part pit part bull massive and american bull dog , lots of times as i have to walk the hallways i sure wished i had my puppy with me to help me
on the same sad note , the relationship i left and got my dog out he was a veteran who does not go to va for help , he really needed our puppy but its just sad he had been in iraq we have to different issues and like a bang going off we could not be together , i feel really saden by the whole thing but i know its for the better . r.i.p. to his friends who did not return home to usa