Monday, April 08, 2013

Veterans Getting a Little Help From Some PAALS

Veterans getting a little help from some PAALS

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services has launched its Veterans’ Important PAALS program and is seeking interested local active-duty military members and veterans who need assistance dogs.
The program offers qualified rescue dogs that are trained by PAALS members for service members and veterans who need a safe, loyal and well-behaved companion.
Two dogs are available for immediate placement and more will become available on a regular basis. The animals are provided free.
PAALS routinely places service dogs with soldiers and veterans who have combat-related injuries, but some of the dogs in training do not meet all of the requirements to be full-fledged service dogs. The V.I.P. program was created to place these dogs with veterans.
PAALS does not receive government funding and relies on volunteers and private donations. Each service dog costs between $22,000 and $29,000 to train, based on specific client needs.
To apply for a V.I.P. dog or to donate to PAALS, visit the agency’s website at
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