Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation announced on Oct. 27, that 19 more rescue dogs have graduated from its Pets and Vets program to become service dogs for military veterans.
The total is more than double the number of dogs from last year’s graduating class, ARF said on Twitter.
The program, launched in 2011, matches veterans with emotional support animals and provides free veterinary wellness clinics. The service dogs aid veterans suffering from such conditions as PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, and depression.
For more information on the program and how to take part, visit here.
By Craig Lazzeretti