Battle Buddies Dogs Help Veterans Heal

21 May
Photo By: Zachary Kaufman

Shannon Walker, left, and Ora Evans, right, walk Oso and Diamond, respectively, through the Battle Ground Fred Meyer on Wednesday as part of their therapy dog training. They will eventually be partnered up with returning combat vets.

These are the types of stories I love to read. While I am an animal enthusiast inside and out, I also have a lot of respect and passion for our military. When the two are combine.. well, it doesn’t get much better than that! Shannon Walker and Ora Evans trains dogs to be at the side of military victims struggling

with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, which many military men and women struggle with upon their return from battle. This is definitely an article worth reading!

This is a non-profit that she started from seeing an opportunity to help a veteran. Take a minute and look at her site. It’ll certainly touch you!

http://www.northwestbattlebuddies.org/Home_Page.html

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/may/20/battle-ground-woman-trains-canines-for-former-sold/

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