Companion animals for veterans in Butte County

Veteran's Day is tomorrow, a time to reflect and honor our military heroes.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 4:38 PM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 4:38 PM

Veteran's Day is tomorrow, a time to reflect and honor our military heroes.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has a program that aims to serve our veterans every day.

The Second Chance K-9 for Veterans program is ran by the Butte County Sheriff's office.

Dogs who are deemed unadoptable due to a behavioral issues are given to the program from the northwest SPCA.

Officers train and socialize the dogs for months to prepare them to be good companion animals for veterans.

According to the Sheriff’s department they have people coming back from the service with PTSD and a variety of issues and research has shown one of the best things to help that is a companion animal.

Veterans who sign up for the program can adopt the dog that best suits them and attend training classes with the pup all for free.

If you are interested in participating or donating to the program, we put more information on our website.

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