Greensboro, NC -- They fought for our country but often veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD are left wrestling with their own thoughts long after war. That includes stress from flashbacks, nightmares, and memory problems, along with many other symptoms.
But one organization aims to help veterans suffering with PTSD find comfort while helping give dogs a second chance. It's all part of the Guardians of Rescue's "Soldier to Soldier" program.
They place dogs with veterans and other soldiers to help provide them comfort.
Veteran Army Corporal John Wallace is in charge of the "Soldier to Soldier" program. He has helped bring dogs back from Afghanistan to the U.S. to reunite them with soldiers who cared for them during war. The program helps those who must leave their pet behind. They find homes for the animals with other soldiers.
The Guardians of Rescue organization will make a stop on Monday, March 25 at the Ft. Bragg Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. That's where they'll pick up another group of dogs and place them with veterans.
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