Monday, January 11, 2010

'Pets 2 Vets' Helps Traumatized Soldiers Heal with Assistance from Rescue Dogs

Many of today’s soldiers, returning home from war-torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, have battle scars—and they’re not always on the surface. According to recent estimates from the Rand Institute, 20% of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet, whether because there are no local resources available or because they do not want to appear weak, almost half of these cases go completely untreated...

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