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Dogs for Wounded Warriors Program Shut Down, Leaving Vets High and Dry on Veteran’s Day!
According to Newsweek: A program that prepares service dogs for wounded veterans was abruptly kicked out of its offices in two military campuses near Washington D.C. without warning in late October.
The Warrior Canine Connection has partnered with the Defense Department since 2009. The program provides veterans with the opportunity to help train service dogs while they’re still puppies. Once the dogs are fully trained, they are placed for life with a wounded warrior and their families. READ MORE>>
Our Legislative Liaison, Roy Streit, contact the VA Inspector General’s office. “They listened very respectfully about the Newsweek article. Said it might be a State issue rather than a Federal issue, but stressed they didn’t know.”
We cold not find any direct correlation between the Trump Administration and the closure of these offices.