When a veteran returns home, the battle isn’t always over. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects anywhere from 11% to 30% of military veterans in the United States. One of the most effective ways to support these brave men and women when they return home is to pair them with dedicated service dogs, but the cost is often prohibitive; once a dog’s food, training, and medical care are factored in, a single canine companion can cost $30,000.
At Pivot Point, we value the service of those in our military, as well as sacrifices made by spouses and families. In appreciation, we are launching our fundraising campaign for Dogs2DogTags, an organization that trains shelter dogs as support animals and places them with veterans diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety.
If you’d like to join us in this effort, you can contribute here.