CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - This Able Veteran Heroic Veterans service dogs are set to graduate on Friday, April 12.
This will be the second graduation the group. The organization was founded by Behesha Doan, who is also the chief trainer and president.
Doan says she and other volunteers spend countless hours training the dogs that will provide a new lease on life for each of the service personnel recovering from the trauma of war.
The four veterans arrived in Carbondale from their homes around the country on Monday, April 1, and meet their new service animals for the first time at 11 a.m at the This Able Veteran facility.
The four servicemen will all meet with a veterinarian the morning of April 6 to learn to care for their dogs.
Organizers say the men enjoyed a dinner sponsored by the Carbondale Rotary and took to the skies on flights from the SIU Airport.