Potential new bill could offer veterans with PTSD a free service dog
If the PAWS bill is passed, many of our veterans could be helped by getting a trained service dog, and that would be a wonderful thing!
Dogs provide companionship, comfort, and can reduce stress and anxiety. It is well documented that they can help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; even more so when the dog is a trained service dog.
Because of the wonderful benefits of service dogs, Congress is once again reviewing the law on puppies helping injured soldiers, also known as PAWS.
If PAWS were to be implemented, the Veterans Administration would have to provide $ 25,000 vouchers to men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. Currently, the VA only pays service dogs related to a physical mobility problem.
There is no doubt; the death of PAWS would help our veterinarians. According to the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and the National Institutes of Health confirm that service dogs have a positive effect: Open next Page To See Video