We learned about Paws and Stripes when they received an award for best new nonprofit in 2013. They have been in business since 2010 in Albuquerque. We need to recognize the number of disabled veterans that have returned from the two wars of the last decade, and understand that even though they are soldiers, they encounter the same obstacles that people with disabilities that are not war related do. In particular, and what Paws and Stripes addresses, is PTSD, which is a form of mental illness.
The article, “Second Chance: Rescued Dogs Help Vets Heal”, was published by the Special Needs Alliance and co-authored by Nell Graham Sale an attorney at Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale.