Entries by Amanda

End of Year Letter from Our Executive Director

Dear Partner Members & friends, First, I want to wish everyone and their families a wonderful holiday season for 2019! Now is the best time of year to reflect on family, on our values, and the things in life for which we are most grateful. Second, I want to thank everyone who has worked so […]

Congress Introduces PAWS Act (Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers) of 2019

Florida Republican Congressman John Rutherford is sponsoring the bill Washington, D.C. – The PAWs Act was introduced to Congress June 5th by Congressman John Rutherford and, if passed, will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The bill is supported by the Association of Service […]

SB 312 Will Help Improve Mental Health and Quality of Life for California Veterans with PTSD

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to establish a competitive grant program to assist veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with the cost of a […]

American Service Dog Access Coalition

Provided by American Service Dog Access Coalition Fake and poorly trained Service Dogs are inundating airlines, restaurants, hotels and other access providers creating undue burdens for disabled individuals when they travel. In response, industry leaders have come together to form the American Service Dog Access Coalition(ASDAC). ASDAC prioritizes collaboration with the goal of building the […]

Senator Burr Introduces Bill to Strengthen Airline Service Animal Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr introduced legislation to align the definition of a “service animal” under the Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) with the definition under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), establish a criminal penalty for making misrepresentations about a service animal, and require federal agencies to establish a standard of service […]

First of Its Kind Study from Purdue University Connects Service Dogs to Decreased PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

(Ponte Vedra, Fla.) –  Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine partnered with K9s For Warriors in a ground-breaking study which assessed the efficacy of service dogs in lowering Post-traumatic Stress symptoms among veterans.  Results published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology reveal that veterans suffering from PTSD exhibited better mental health and well-being […]