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PTSD: Looking For The Signs

Stephanie Lembo was happily married when something started to go wrong. Before she could right the ship, it fell apart.She doesn't want this to happen to anyone else.

A Warm Embrace: A Delighted Pug Welcomes His Marine Home
Pets Instead of Pills

Trained service animals offer a way for returning veterans to manage the symptoms of PTSD without resorting to the antipsychotics often prescribed. Millions of animals, meanwhile, sit in shelters and foster homes, waiting for a place to call a home of their own. Support Service Dogs for Vets »

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Perfectly Paired: Shelter Dogs for Our Vets

Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, reducing stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms experienced by many serving in the military. According to the ASPCA, 6-8 million dogs and cats are abandoned at shelters in the U.S., and more than half of these animals are euthanized because there is no one to adopt them.

Both our veterans and shelter animals have been through traumatic events, but together they can help each other heal.

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