RAPID RIVER, Mich. (WJMN) – Animals can play a key role in helping people cope with things like stress, anxiety, and depression. This can especially be true for veterans experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“The benefits of having a service dog, I mean overall, the biggest thing is independence. That’s what I hear from most people, regardless of what the disability is, independence is a big one,” said Katie Johnson, the president of Yooper Service Dogs, a non-profit in Rapid River that trains service dogs and skilled companions. Continue reading here…

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