Navy enlists dogs for help

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All present and correct: Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove inspects Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus.

All present and correct: Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove inspects Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus.

NAVY personnel at HMAS Cerberus have raised $31,306 to train dogs to help veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.

A cheque was presented to Defence Bank’s managing director and CEO Jon Linehan by HMAS Cerberus commanding officer Stephen Bowater at the ceremony attended by the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.

“The Defence Bank Foundation has supported the training of more than 2000 companion dogs to support veterans’ rehabilitation since 2014,” Mr Linehan said.

“The dogs – all rescue dogs – are making an enormous difference to people’s lives. We have received many letters and emails from recipients telling us how their lives have improved since receiving their dog. Some even tell us that the dog has saved their life.”

For details on the program visit defencebankfoundation.com.au

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 13 December 2016

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