Service dogs for PTSD needed for military veterans


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purina, in partnership with the Association of Service Dogs Providers for Military Veterans, is asking for nominations for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) service dogs across the country, including the Greater Lafayette area.

The Visible Impact Award is a new recognition that focuses on the PTSD service dogs that help military veterans across the nation. Purina is asking for service dog nominations where the finalist and their veteran can win a $10,000 cash prize along with $25,000 to go to the organization that trained their service dog.

“The Visible Impact Award is a partnership with the Association of Service Dogs Providers for Military Veterans,” Dr. RuthAnn Lobos, a lead veterinarian at Purina, said. “And really the award is kind of to celebrate in three-fold. It will not only highlight the remarkable impact that the service dog has provided for the veterans with PTSD, but it’s also going to recognize the service dog itself.

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