Thank you for your decision to help provide Police and Service Dogs for our First Responders and Veterans. Sadly, hundreds of Police Dogs are injured and killed in the Line of Duty yearly. Additionally, there are dogs that have to retire due to age and illness. Training of Police Dogs is not only costly but time consuming; therefore, there is an inadequate number of dogs ready to fill in the gaps and many K-9 handlers are left partner-less.
Currently, the VA will not pay for service dogs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions as per a July 17, 2019 article in the New York Times. The increasingly widespread want/need/demand for well-trained dogs to help improve the lives of our Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions is currently falling on deaf ears. Our Veterans deserve our support.
It is our hope to inspire all citizens to get involved and give back to those that give so selflessly to protect and serve. Together we can make a difference and have a positive impact in the world around us. By honoring our Veterans and Brian's fellow First Responders we honor him and his life; a life that was dedicated to protecting and serving the communities in which he lived.