The Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2019 (HR 3137, 116th Congress) would authorize $11 million annually for fiscal years 2020 through 2024 to provide assistance dogs to military personnel. Specifically, the Act calls for the establishment of the “K-9 Service Corps Program” which would work with nonprofits to improve their efforts in matching assistance dogs to eligible military personnel. Eligible military personnel include those individuals with, among other conditions, traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. The Act authorizes $11 million in annual funding for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
The Washington Post – Jeb, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was sentenced to death in September. So his owners turned to the kind of evidence well known for exonerating human suspects and increasingly used to help animals: DNA.
National Institutes of Health – U.S. military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed may continue to experience mental health symptoms as well as decreases in quality of life for at least five years after their injury.
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