CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – A group of American heroes, veterans suffering from a variety of injuries, will soon be getting a new lease on life courtesy of This Able Veteran.
TAV is a Carbondale based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans by custom training service dogs and conducting a unique Trauma Resiliency Program.
This Able Veteran trains service dogs to support veterans with injuries.
TAV-trained service dogs are able to interrupt the cycles of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries and to support those with mobility issues.
This Able Veteran will welcome a new class of veterans in October.
The veterans and their trained service dogs will spend three weeks participating in intensive training, and learning to work together to truly become a team.