Veterans With Dogs

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Veterans With Dogs

Founded in 2012, VETERANS WITH DOGS  is the first organisation in the UK to train and provide assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our Veterans and active-duty service members.

We saw a real need to establish a programme of training as there was nothing providing dogs specifically for mental health disabilities. The task was a huge undertaking, but seeing how veterans and their families suffer is a heart-breaking experience and only strengthened our resolve to do ‘something’ to help.

Veterans are dying from suicides as a result of the impact of the psychological and emotional trauma than have been killed in conflict. The divorce rate, number who are now in prison or homeless, and the impact these issues are having on their children of our Veterans are shocking. Many have severed relationships, are afraid to leave their homes, get little sleep due to recurring nightmares, and are suffering emotionally.

As an organisation focused on improving health and well-being for Veterans, we are passionate about the life-transforming effects that can happen when we bring people and dogs together. We are a small charity and support from the wonderful public through donations like GIVEACAR means we can look to place more hero dogs with our veterans.

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