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.
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.
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 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.
Exactly Joseph, what a great idea. Thank you for informing me.
My niece ( Dawn ).....told me about it...thx for getting involved Angela....hopin' all is well with you...:)
I feel this is a good idea to help the veterans. Use the animals from the shelters, dogs and cats. Pets can make a world of difference in a person's life.
I agree !!!
PTSD is a very complex and layered affliction resulting from exposure to horrific experiences. Even the dogs serving in combat are coming back with it or have to be sent home with this condition after or during a tour. The vets need and deserve the best help they can get , so do their families and their communities.