Many veterans are struggling after being deployed to war-torn places all over the world and they sometimes end up at a correctional facility for petty crimes. Now, this program hopes to give veterans a second chance at life.
– Dogs will be trained by veterans who have become inmates.
– These dogs will be trained to become service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.
– The training of these dogs will be…
The program is run by Suffolk County Correctional Facility. Basically, veterans will be given the chance to train a service dog for a veteran who has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The dogs will be taken from the Southampton Animal Shelter.
Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. said that they came up with the idea after studies have proven that dogs inside a housing area could reduce an incarcerated person’s stress levels. The training will be one to two hours in a day and twice a week for two months.
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