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      Warrior Canine Connection program halted

      I know many of you have watched videos of wounded veterans being paired with therapy dogs (almost always golden or labrador retrievers) through the Warrior Canine Connection. On October 27, the program was told it had to immediately vacate offices at Walter Reed and Ft. Belvoir. No reasons have been given. Story at: Program that pairs service dogs with veterans booted from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed | WTOP

      I have heard nothing but positive, inspirational stories of this program, and will be contacting my Congressional representatives (of both parties), encouraging support be restored.
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      How weird! What happened to the dogs and puppies?

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      That's terrible news. The veterans NEED the emotional support of the dogs so much. I read just a few stories and the ones with PTSD had a great deal of relief and support from the dogs.
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      sounds like the US Government shut it down. It's obvious they don't care about our veterans. https://www.facebook.com/WarriorCani...type=3&theater

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      Happy Veterans day vets.

      Our government anymore sucks.

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      Someone's head should role at the DOD and/or VA. I would suggest that everyone contact their congressman and Senator. This is totally non-partisan.

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      That is really unfortunate. Our priorities seem to be pretty messed up these days.

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      It was reported that the dogs would come n sick and untrained people. It was also reported that they will bring the program back, it just needed to be restructured.
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