Posted by: notsofancynancy | June 6, 2012

Harassment, Red Tape is Army’s New Policy for Wounded Soldiers Prescribed Service Dogs, Critics Say

I am a big advocate of working dogs and that includes service dogs. I have seen miracles in my time working with therapy dogs. They really will help most of these soldiers. Vote Yes for Dogs!

Harassment, Red Tape is Army’s New Policy for Wounded Soldiers Prescribed Service Dogs, Critics Say.

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  1. I agree with you. I was sad to read that article.

    • Thank you. Having seen the effects of dogs on many lives while working with therapy dogs and then to think they have a better solution for PTSD than drugs it is a sad state of affairs. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. You have a great site. Just a note, after severe grief of the loss of my daughter after twenty years of being “dogless” I brought home little “Mason”, he is healing my heart. I could not agree more. See Mason at http://ateddybearsjourney.wordpress.com
    ajm

    • I too had a dog who I feel save my life. They need to recognize the importance to people lives. How much less medication people would need if Drs prescribed dogs?

  3. We hope the Army changes their policy and makes it easy for soldiers to get service dogs. Service dogs are wonderful and help and make life better for so many people. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Thanks Chauncy At least me and your mumsy know how much you enhance our lives! Dogs heal!

  4. Bless you, keep up the good work.

  5. I am a Vet and have worked with Vets in their healing process for years and know Service Dogs have been and are an important part of the healing process. The government should support our Vets not degrade and hinder them. On Another Note there is WW II D-Day medic’s story I want to share with you: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/06/68-years-later-wwii-medic-paratrooper-recount-d-day-invasion/

    • Thanks you for sharing this link. I love the ending paragraph where he says although he will never forget he would not change a thing. It is the exactly how my father felt about serving. He did not talk about it, and that is why I am so thankful I have and am blogging about his WWII letters. Thank you for your service. God bless and I hope some day the everyone will see how much dogs help!

      • You are very welcome. It is normal for most Vets not to talk a lot about their combat experiences. Your blog is helping is help Vets while giving the public an inside look of WW II. You are not posting revised history. Thanks!

      • Thank you so much, that is about the biggest compliment you could have given me!

        God Bless!

  6. Too bad there is not a “like” button for the comments – I also read the story of the medic on D-Day – we will never know the horrors that those men saw that day. I will add my thank you to you also for bringing this to our attention. Dogs have always been special to us and they are the forgotten heroes for certain. ~Patty

    • Thanks, I will really love the day when they recognize mental health dogs as service animals. I know they are starting to but laws need to change.
      God Bless

  7. Thanks for the heads up on this Nancy. Dogs enrich our lives and service dogs are amazing in how they make a difference. It should be easier to get them, and you’re right, dogs are better than drugs, and such good support during and after therapy sessions.

    • I know right? I mean if you offered me drugs or a dog I would certainly not choose drugs. We have come a long way to seeing the benefits of dogs, but we now have to convince others.


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