Update #1 ·

Update on May 09, 2012

Thank you for signing the petition supporting service dogs as treatment for vets suffering from PTSD!

Iraq war veteran Tori Stitt is asking for your continued support to reach the goal of 5,000 signatures. After serving in Iraq, Tori struggled with returning to her daily life; she suffered from constant nightmares, flashbacks and insomnia. After a bout with alcoholism and even a suicide attempt, Tori applied for a service dog as a last resort. That’s when her life started to turn around. Devon, her loyal golden retriever, has become a touchstone for Tori, licking her face when she has nightmares and blocking strangers who get too close in crowded spaces. Tori now works for a nonprofit, Interfaith Community Services, as a case manager working with veterans recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Of this petition, Tori said: “The issue of service dogs is an important thing that remains heavy on my mind every day. Seeing how my dog interacts with other vets is an amazing thing to see. Devon just provides that calming effect for everyone in need. I call him my service dog and everyone else's therapy dog.”

Please show your support for veterans like Tori and her dog Devon by asking your friends to sign the petition, too: http://bit.ly/Jc5lJW.

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