Since COVID-19 crashed the country and disrupted Army veteran Don Zuzula's own health, his home music studio has become a haven - not only for him, but for his PTSD service dog, Harbaugh.
Don was paired with Harbaugh in the February 2017 class of K9s For Warriors. After their three-week training at the organization’s headquarters in Florida, the new team returned to Don’s home and family in Michigan.
COVID-19 has shaken up our nation, causing each one of us to consider ways we can live life as normal as possible while staying home. If you, like many other supporters of K9s For Warriors, are looking for ways you can still stay involved with our program despite the pandemic, we have found a great way for you to continue that support while in the comfort of your home.
June is National PTSD Awareness Month
First of all, we want to express our gratitude to you for spending some of your valuable time keeping up to date with K9s For Warriors’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We truly are all in this together and we deeply appreciate your solidarity.
We believe losing 20 veterans to suicide a day is 20 too many. We believe that every veteran struggling with suicidal thoughts – and those who have lost the battle – are individuals with their own unique story.
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to reducing veteran suicide by pairing every veteran at risk of suicide with a highly trained service dog proven to improve their quality of life.
One of our graduates, Becca, wrote our staff this touching Christmas card about her past year with her service dog, Bobbi. It was so moving that we just couldn't keep it to ourselves. We hope you also take away feelings of compassion and inspiration from her message, knowing that your support of our program helps make this possible with each service dog team we graduate.
First of all, in honor of Veterans Day, we want to tell every veteran reading this blog post that we respect you and appreciate all your service and sacrifice to our country. We know that without you, we could not be the great and free country that we are. Go USA!
You already know that K9s For Warriors specializes in training service dogs for veterans with PTSD, TBI and/or MST.
World Mental Health Day has many different meanings to many different kinds of people. You likely develop an image in your mind as soon as seeing the phrase “mental health,” whether it involves someone you know, or personal experience with the subject.