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'Dogs of War:' A&E makes reality show about veterans struggling with PTSD

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    'Dogs of War:' A&E makes reality show about veterans struggling with PTSD
    By Leora Arnowitz
    Published November 09, 2014
    FoxNews.com
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    Army Veteran retired SSG Jim Stanek with his service dog Sarge. (A&E/ Matthew McDermott)
    When Jim Stanek returned from his deployment with the 1st Infantry Division of the Army with a traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he saw firsthand in therapy the impact service dogs can have on veterans.
    But when he and his wife, Lindsey, tried to get him a service dog, they faced long waiting lists and price tags of up to $60,000.

    “We decided to take it upon ourselves to try and address the issue head on,” Lindsey Stanek told FOX411. So they founded Paws and Stripes, an organization that trains rescue dogs and veterans to work together so the shelter animals can be service dogs for their veteran owners. The program is funded by donations and is free for the veterans.
    Now, their efforts are being brought into the spotlight as part of a new docuseries on A&E titled “Dogs of War.” The show premieres on Veterans Day.
    “The show is absolutely going to be a pretty amazing process,” Jim Stanek said.

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