The non-profit group, This Able Veteran held a ceremony recently to formally introduce specially-trained PTSD Service Dogs to their new Veteran owners.
Later in December, the veterans and their dogs will be honored at a special graduation ceremony to be held at Carterville Community Center. This December 14th event will be free and open to the community.
Since the group was founded in 2011, This Able Veteran has partnered over 40 veterans with partner service dogs to help the veterans overcome psychological, and/or physical injuries. The average cost to train these dogs is over $25,000, all of which is covered by fundraisers and doantions so that the veterans themselves pay nothing.
For more information, browse to: https://www.thisableveteran.org/about-us/