• Petitioned The Department of Veterans Affairs

This petition was delivered to:

The Department of Veterans Affairs

Fund service dogs for those suffering PTSD

    1. Petition by

      International Animal Rescue Foundation

PLEASE GIVE TO THEM WHAT THEY GAVE TO US AND SIGN THE PETITION

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/06/13708645-va-wont-cover-costs-of-service-dogs-assigned-for-ptsd-treatment?lite

The VA will support the injuries that one receives during high phycological field combat however they will not place funding in to the use of animals that help emotionally battle scared freedom fighters that are suffering from the most acute forms of psychological trauma, anxiety disorder, or as we better know posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Why?, well they claim there is no evidence to substantiate that these amazing animals can help alleviative phycological and cognetive behaviour caused by post war stress. I myself have seen what these animals are physically capable of, both with psychological and physical issues that can leave a victim in an emotionally and mentally unbalanced state of depression, sadness, "sui caedere" financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships that can leave the "victim" feeling an outcast from the society that he or she once protected for our freedom of speech, justice and protection. Just because one can not see a mental illness, it does not under no circumstances mean that it is not there "nor" can it be cured using an array of "alternative non medicine alleviations" that can amazingly higher ones self esteem, lower ones depression, and ensure their way of life is brought back to when it was "before" they went to battle. The International Animal Rescue Foundation funds this treatment to a degree through personal donations, however I as the founder and cheif officer find it very upsetting that we are once again along with others after research has proved are hitting brick walls in to helping these amazing freedom fighters that fought for our rights not just as an individual but a dignified human. Please stand for THEIR rights and help us in giving to them what THEY deserve. Please demand that that the VA funds these dogs for this type of illness that effects more people than any other post war illness, or disability. Thank you

We are pushing this petition on our main International Animal Rescue Foundation page, we ask all Americans to now demand that the VA funds service dogs, to give to them what they DESERVE.. We have a duty of respect to help all, not just animals.

Once the goal has been reached your signatures and words of support will be sent to the VA to pressure them in to now "funding" this area. The proof IS there, now lets help these men and women for the help they gave to us in fighting terror, and fighting for our freedom of rights, speech, and expression.

Our American International Animal Rescue Foundation Page can be located here from which you can share to all of your friends more times than change.org allows.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Animal-Rescue-Foundation-World-Action-America/150090841757595

Our webpage is www.international-animalrescue-foundation.org.uk

For more information or if you would like us to fight a battle with you or for advice, animal and environmental rescue please e-mail our main office at

info@international-animalrescue-foundation.org.uk

Please support the troops and demand that the VA now FUNDS this area.

TOGETHER WE CAN STOP ABUSE - TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE CHANGE

GOD BLESS

 

Thank you

 

 

CEO - Chief Founder International Animal Rescue Foundation

Directive and Administrative Staff of International Animal Rescue Foundation

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    • Calista Zag AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      These dogs are Veteran's too and deserve to be treated with respect. They need care and support, just as our Veteran's do. Dogs have rights to treatment, a right to life.

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    • Catherine Morris OCEANSIDE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This should have been started a LONGGGGG time ago. Wonderful program, God Bless the Warriors that have given so much in the line of duty.

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    • Barbara Hix LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      Our men and women that have served our country and are now suffering and need a service dog to help them thru this time should be provided with that aid - no expense should be spared for a person that put his or her life on the line for our country.

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    • Lauren Pelechek ST. LOUIS, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Service dogs are proven to reduce need for medication and help reduce nightmares and other dibilitating side effects of PTSD. I believe that it's our duty to serve those who have served our country when they return to us.

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    • Erika Nelson PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      PTSD is a serious condition that many people including a large number of veterans suffer from. Therapy dogs are a serious cost effective treatment to serve those who have served us. Veterans as well as others deserve to have the best treatment options available to them.

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