Paws for Patriots at Southeastern Guide Dogs
Discover the life-saving mission at Southeastern Guide Dogs and their adjunct Paws for Patriots program.
Bobby Newman, owner of J.C. Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City, and board member of Southeastern Guide Dogs, shares fascinating insights with correspondent Tom Wilmer and Tampa Bay Economic Development Council representative, Laura Fontanills about the two-year process of training guide dogs.
Southeastern Guide Dogs' school their K-9 pupils to serve as guide dogs, service dogs, emotional support dogs, facility therapy dogs and Gold Star family dogs.
Newman notes that to date the suicide rate is zero among PTSD veterans who have partnered with a service dog. Statistically, 22 PTSD veterans commit suicide every day. Come along and join Newman in Ybor City to learn the rest of the story.
This show was originally aired July 24, 2021 and is re-shared as a most popular Best-of-the-Best Journeys podcast.
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