An American epidemic that claims over 7,000 lives each year.
22 VETERANS PER DAY
TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES.
Research by Purdue University has shown that service dogs can help reduce hyper-vigilance, night tremors, outbursts of anger, and increased cortisol levels experienced by veterans. Due to the high numbers of annual applications, service dog organizations often have a 4+ year waitlist. We need to decrease the time that it takes a veteran to receive a service dog, and your support allows us to breed, rase, and train more puppies that will eventually become healing companions for veterans in need.
Thousands of veterans come home from the battlefield either physically or mentally disabled. With more than 600 veterans taking their own lives per month—over 7,000 annually—veteran suicide is an epidemic. One beacon of hope however, is the positive impact of a service dog.