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Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, inmates learn what it means to contribute to society.
A vote for Puppies Behind Bars will help provide training for service dogs for war veterans.
Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for war veterans. Dogs are trained to work with both physical disabilities as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD veterans who receive these animals are often able to sleep through the night for
the first time in years, get off of multiple medications, and in most cases enjoy an overall better quality of life. And, because each dog’s initial training happens in prisons they are also able to positively influence the life on an inmate and give them a chance to contribute back to society.
Since 1945 BVA has been working to help blinded veterans acquire skills so that they may gain independence. One program, Operation Peer Support, partners newly blinded veterans with a blinded peer so they can get the training and emotional support needed to adjust to life.
Puppies behind bars trains prison inmates how to raise service dogs for war veterans. This training program gives inmates an opportunity to contribute something meaningful back to society, while at the same time giving hope and confidence to veterans in need.
Located in New York City, The Jericho Project is the first organization in 20 years to provide supportive housing programs dedicated solely for veterans. The project has been so successful that they are working on providing affordable housing to veterans nationally.