Saving Lives to Save Lives

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing About 30 percent of men and women who have spent time in war zones experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); many of those veterans also suffer from depression. And approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year. Why not bring veterans and furry friends together with a program […]

ICAN Provides Service Dogs Trained by Prisoners

This Indiana organization provides service dogs to people with disabilities.  What makes it unique from other service animal programs is the fact that these dogs are trained by people in correctional facilities. ICAN, which stands for Indiana Canine Assistant Network, was formed in 2001 by Sally Irvin, Ph.D.  Each dog undergoes a two year training […]