All of us know a veteran in some capacity, and also know many of the struggles veterans can face returning home. Every day, 22 veterans take their life. There are so many factors that contribute to this, but for many, PTSD and the lingering effects of their service can be the leading cause. For us at Paws and Stripes, that's unacceptable.
For over 7 years, we have worked towards the goal of providing a service dog for every veteran diagnosed with PTSD or a TBI, and with your immense support, we've been able to give 85 veterans a service dog at no cost to them. We have been able to find homes for over 120 dogs who were living in shelters. We have provided counseling to over 200 veterans and their family members. Together, we can change the story of our veterans lives after service for the better.