Common Read: Colorado Service Dogs
At this event, learn how Colorado Service Dogs trains dogs to assist veterans, and meet some to the canines heroes who help military heroes. Common Read is a community-wide reading initiative designed to bring people of all ages and from various libraries together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book. This year's selected book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
November 3, 2012
from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
|Where||Library Community Room|
|Contact Name||Sara Wright|
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Many veterans return to Colorado with physical and mental disabilities, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A Colorado non-profit is now training service dogs to help veterans with PTSD.
Colorado Services Dogs, Inc. is an approved 501c3 non-profit organization that was established to train and provide rescued dogs to assist people who have disabilities in leading lives that are more independent at work, at home and at school. These dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners.
Listen to recent Colorado Public Radio segment, Coming Home: Service Dogs Help Veterans: here.
Also, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.