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K9s for Warriors gives the gift of companionship to disabled veterans | KENS Cares

The organization says it rescues two lives: the rescued dog and the wounded warrior rescued by the dog.

SAN ANTONIO — KENS 5 cares about our community and is partnering with K9s For Warriors to bring service dogs to disabled veterans with a phone bank on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.

K9s for Warriors is the nation's largest veteran service organization that provides service dogs to post-9/11 disabled veterans. The organization believes highly-skilled service dogs empower warriors to get back to life after service with dignity and independence.

The dogs can help veterans mitigate the symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

The service dogs are provided at no cost to the veterans in the program.

Credit: K9s for Warriors

The program also provides new life for the dogs. About 90 percent of the service dogs come from shelters or are owner-surrendered, saving them from abandonment and possible euthanasia.

Credit: K9s for Warriors

The organization says it rescues two lives, the rescued dog and the wounded warrior rescued by the dog.

Call 210-714-9100 from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, to make a donation to help K9s for Warriors with its mission on behalf of disabled veterans. We will hear from some of the veterans and meet some of the dogs on our 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. newscasts. Or you can visit this website to make a donation online at any time.

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